If you plan on traveling to India, you actually do not need to apply for a visa at the Indian embassy. You have the option of filing for a visa electronically on the website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/.
Of course, whether or not you can apply for a visa online really depends on whether or not your country is in the list of countries whose citizens can apply for an Indian visa online. Citizens of Pakistan need to apply for a visa at the Indian embassy. They are not allowed to apply for an India visa online. But if you’re eligible to apply for an India visa online, there are a few things you need to know.
One is that you can apply for it as late as four days before your travel date and as early as three months before your date of travel.
Another thing you need to know is the list of requirements. You will need for your passport to be valid at least six months during your sojourn. Also, you have to have round-trip tickets ready as well as proof that you can pay for your own travel expenses.
Once you have the requirements in place, you can then go to the website we mentioned above and apply for a visa. There are three types of visa you can apply for: tourist visa, business visa, or medical visa. You can apply for all three one at a time.
When you have filled the app form and submitted the supporting documents, you need to pay a processing fee. How much you need to pay depends on your country. Different fees specifically apply to different countries.
With a completed application, the only thing you need to do is wait. However, you do not need to wait long. As we mentioned earlier, you can apply for a visa as late as four days before your date of travel.
When your application is al, make sure to print a copy of your Electronic Travel Authorization or ETA. You will need to present it along with your passport to an immigration officer once you arrive in India. Make sure that the ETA you have has the word APPROVED on it.
If you plan on traveling to India three times a year, you should know you can only use the visa application website twice a year.