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e-Tourist Visa on Arrival – Enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization

January 02, 2015

EMBASSY OF INDIA

WASHINGTON DC

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e-Tourist Visa on Arrival – Enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization

 

The Government of India has launched TVOA-ETA (Tourist Visa on Arrival - enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization) scheme on 27 November 2014 for citizens of 43 countries, including the United States of America. Details of the scheme are available on the dedicated website created for this purpose: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html. The purpose of the visit may range from tourism, casual business visit, short term medical treatment, to meet friends and relatives.

2.         Citizens of these 43 countries can apply online for tourist visas (twice a year, each visit not exceeding 30 days, visa duration non-extendable) which shall be granted through email. The applicant is expected to take a print of this email (which is the Electronic Travel Authorization for Tourist Visa on Arrival) and can travel to India through 9 designated international airports (Bangalore, Chennai, Kochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram). The TVOA-ETA scheme entails capture of biometric data of the visitor on arrival at the airport.

3.         Applicants requiring help may call the helpline number (+91-11-24300666) or send an email to indiatvoa@gov.in for any queries in connection with applying for TVOA-ETA. 

4.         The earlier TVOA scheme which included 12 countries (Cambodia, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Luxemburg, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Republic of Korea) has been discontinued, and only the new TVOA-ETA scheme described above is now available. 

5.         The TVOA-ETA facility is in addition to the existing Visa services being provided through Indian Embassies and Consulates.

 

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e-Tourist Visa (eTV)

1. e-Tourist Visa (eTV) has been made available by the Government of India to citizens of certain countries, including the United States of America. Details of the scheme are available on the dedicated website created for this purpose: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html. International Travellers, whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit may apply for eTV.

2. Citizens of the eligible countries can apply online for eTV (twice a year, each visit not exceeding 30 days, visa duration non-extendable) which shall be granted through email. The applicant should carry a print of this email and can travel to India through 9 designated international airports (Bangalore, Chennai, Kochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram). eTV is not valid for entry from sea ports in India. The eTV scheme entails capture of biometric data of the visitor on arrival at the airport.

3. 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 September then you can select arrival date from 5th September to 4th October.

4. Applicants requiring help may call the helpline number (+91-11-24300666) or send an email to indiatvoa@gov.in for any queries in connection with applying for eTV.

5. The earlier TVOA scheme which included 12 countries (Cambodia, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Luxemburg, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Republic of Korea) has been discontinued, and only the new eTV scheme described above is now available.

6. Please visit the eTV website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html for complete details of the scheme.

7. The eTV facility is in addition to the existing Visa services being provided through Indian Embassies and Consulates.



Electronic-Tourist Visa on Arrival Enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Scheme Launched

Important instructions for Electronic Tourist Visa Applicants:

  • NOT VALID FOR ENTRY FROM SEA PORTS IN INDIA (IF ARRIVING ON BOARD CRUISE SHIPS)
  • VALID ONLY FOR SINGLE ENTRY TO INDIA
  • ALLOWED FOR ONLY TWO VISITS IN ONE CALENDER YEAR

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