I’ve been aware of Indian culture, food and traditions since I started living in Singapore seven years ago and working with mostly Indians in my team. My visit to India has been long overdue and finally I secured my e-visa online. Since I’m a Philippine-passport holder, I do not need to apply to Indian consul/embassy to secure a sticker visa. Take note that this guide is only for securing a tourist visa, to see if you’re eligible, you can refer to this list. Here’s your Indian Visa Online Application Guide:
1. Prepare the requirements.
Scanned recent 2×2 picture with white background
Scanned copy of your passport showing the details (passport must be valid within 6 months from your departure)
You have to select your point of entry in your application. You are also required to put a person of reference in India, if you’re staying in a hotel you can put the name of the hotel, address and contact number. A reference from your home country will be asked as well.
The fee is $50 + additional bank fee of $1.75. Debit, Credit or PayPal are your options for online payment.
4. Wait for your visa to be granted.
You will receive an email confirmation upon submission and payment of your application. This email has an Application ID which you can use to track the status of your application. Once your visa is approved, you will receive an email confirmation stating that your visa has been granted. The process can take up to 72 hours but in my case, I got my visa just after 12 hours.
5. Print your e-visa and travel to India. Visa is valid for double entry in 60 days.
Indian Visa Online Application Guide – My e-Visa
Note that though your e-visa guarantees your entry to India, you are still subjected to immigration control, and documents to prove that your stay in India will be purely for pleasure maybe required (i.e. hotel bookings, outbound air ticket).
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