All foreigners (except nationals of Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal) require avalid passport and visa to enter and exit the country. Visa can be obtained from Indian Embassies or Consulate abroad (if require, pleasea sk our office to send you the contact details of Indian Embassy or High Commission in your region). As such there is no provision for Visa on arrival in India and those arriving in India without a valid Visa are subject to immediate deportation. Please also take a note that a tourist visa does not permit the visitor to do business/academic/research/religious activities in the country. If you want to make a quick to neighboring countries from India, please remember to obtain a multiple entry Visa
To visit Restricted and Protected Areas in the country, foreign tourists need to obtain a permit from the concerned authorities. To check the list of Restricted and Protected Areas, please click here.Permits are available at foreign registration offices, immigrationoffices, and Indian Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions.
For the most current information on above, we suggest to contact the Embassy of India in your region.
The Government of India has finalised arrangements to extend and implement the e-Tourist Visa facility to the passport holders of People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong Administrative Region and Macau Special Administrative Region with effect from the July 30, 2015, as announced by the Prime Minister during his recent visit to China. The total number of countries/territories covered under the e-Tourist Visa scheme will go up from 74 to 77, with the inclusion of these countries/territories.
The e-Tourist Visa scheme launched by the Government of India on the November 27, 2014 has been extended to 77 countries/territories so far. The scheme will be extended to more countries/ territories in a phased manner. Under this scheme, tourists with e-Tourist Visas can arrive at nine designated airports (Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai & Trivandrum). Since the launch of the scheme, about 2,00,000 (Two lakh) e-TVs have been issued to nationals of different countries.
|Antigua & Barbuda||Haiti||Oman|
|Barbados||Israel||Papua New Guinea|
|Cambodia||Kenya||Republic of Korea|
|Canada||Kiribati||Republic of Macedonia|
|Chile||Latvia||Saint Christopher and Nevis|
|Dominica||Marshall Islands||Sri Lanka|
|Georgia||New Zealand||Vatican City-Holy See|