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Tourist Visa On Arrival in India

Visa on Arrival Facility is available for holders of passport of following countries-
Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Guyana, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea,Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands,Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu and Vietnam.


  • International Travellers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight seeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  • Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  • International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket,with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  • International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  • Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders.
  • Not available to individuals endorsed on Parent’s/Spouse’s Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.
  • Not available to International Travel Document Holders.
  • Instructions for Tourist Visa on Arrival (Enabled by ETA)
    • Applicants of the eligible countries may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 30 days. Example : If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 4th Oct.
    • Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport containing personal details like name,date of birth, nationality , expiry date etc. to be uploaded by the applicant. The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded document and photograph are not clear and as per specification.
    • Tourist visa on arrival (TVoA) fee is US$ 60/- per passenger excluding interchange charge for credit/debit cards.The fee must be paid 4 days before the expected date of travel filled by you otherwise application will not be processed.
    • TVoA fee once submitted is non refundable.
    • Applicant should carry a copy of ETA along with him/her at the time of travel.
    • Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.
    • The validity of visa will be 30 days from the date of arrival in India.
    • Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) is valid for entry through 9 designated Airports i.e. Bengaluru,Chennai,Cochin,Delhi ,Goa, Hyderabad,Kolkata,Mumbai & Trivandrum .
    • This facility is in addition to the existing Visa services.
    • Tourist Visa On Arrival (TVoA) is allowed for a maximum of two visits in a calendar year.
    • Tourist Visa On Arrival (TVoA) once issued on arrival is Only single entry , non-extendable , non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas.
    • Applicants can track the status of their application online by clicking visa status.
    • Please be careful while making payment of the TVoA fee. If the number of unsuccessful attempts is more than three (03), then the application id would be blocked and the applicant would be required to apply afresh by filling the application form again and regenerating a new application id.
    • Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries must carry YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD at the time of arrival in India, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India. Please visit our Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare latest guidelines regarding yellow fever countries here.
    • For any assistance call 24 * 7 Visa support center at +91-11-24300666 or send email to [email protected]
    • The documents required for Tourist Visa On Arrival are :
      • Scanned First Page of Passport.
        • Format -PDF
        • Size : Minimum 10 KB ,Maximum 300 KB

      The digital photograph to be uploaded along with the Visa application should meet the following requirements:

      • Format – JPEG
      • Size
        • Minimum 10 KB
        • Maximum 1 MB
      • The height and width of the Photo must be equal.
      • Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open.
      • Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
      • Background should be plain light colored or white background.
      • No shadows on the face or on the background.
      • Without borders.
  •                 Important Technical Information for Online Visa application
    • This site is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox,Google Chrome,Internet Explorer (Windows) version 9.0 and above.
    • The applicant must also have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or higher installed on your PC in order to download and print the completed application form.
    • SBIe Pay Payment Gateway
      • What is SBIePay?.
      • SBIePay is the Payment Aggregator service of State Bank of India which provides multiple payment options on a single payment page for the convenience of applicants. SBIePay has enabled Debit and Credit issued by MasterCard and VISA.

      • What are all the payment modes available on SBIePay payment page?
      • SBIePay facilitates online payments all Credit and Debit Cards issued by MasterCard and VISA.

      • Are transactions on SBIePay secure?
      • SBIePay is certified with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) ver 2.0 certified, which reinforces our promise of security. The payment system fully supports 3DSecure – Verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code, wherever it is applicable. Further SBIePay is secured using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption which ensures that payment information never sent over the Internet unencrypted and cannot be viewed by unauthorised individuals.

      • Can International payments be processed?
      • SBIePay has enabled international card issued by MasterCard and VISA both with and without 3D Secure authentication.

      • How a customer/applicant can understand that payment has been made successfully?
      • The applicant after filling details on and clicks “Pay Now”. The applicant is redirected to SBIePay payment page and is presented with payment options like MasterCard and VISA. Applicant enters his card details and clicks “Proceed”. Then the applicant may see one of the two options: i. 3 D Secure page of the Card issuing page for inputing 3D Secure password/OTP ii. Transaction is processed without 3D Secure page. After successful completion of transaction, the applicant is redirected on to the with a successful receipt of payment.

      • How do I know that my Bank participates in 3D Secure transaction?
      • If an applicant is presented with a 3D Secure page prompting to enter a password/OTP, this means the Card issuing Bank participates in 3D Secure transaction. If the applicant does not have a transaction password/One time password, he/she should contact the card issuing Bank for support.

      • What if a successful page on is not shown after completing the transaction?
      • The applicant shall be presented with a payment successful page along with reference number. If the applicant does not receive any success message even after card account has been charged, a refund shall be initiated after due reconciliation to the applicants card account.

      • How are Refunds processed?
      • If a transaction has failed but the applicants card account is debited more than once, the amount shall be refunded to the applicants card account after reconciliation process within seven (7) days of transaction.

      • What are all the charges for integration?
      • SBIePay would charge an amount of USD 2 over and above the visa application fee of USD 60. These charges are charged to the applicant at the time of payment and a total of USD 62 is deducted from the card account of the applicant.

      • What is the support available for the applicants ?
      • SBIePay provides a 24X7 technical support for all payment related transactions at +91-22-27523796 and +91-22-27523797.

      • Can an applicant perform more than one transaction for same application number registered at ?
      • An applicant can perform maximum of three transactions for a single application ID.

      • What happens if all three transaction attempts of the applicant fail?
      • If the applicant cannot succeed in three attempts, a new application is required to be filled and transaction has to be carried out with new application ID.

      • Can charge more than one time for an application ID ?
      • An applicant shall be charged for only once against an application ID. Any double/triple debit shall be refunded after due reconciliation within seven (7) days of transactions.


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