Travel to India – What are the formalities to get there?

When you leave Europe, a simple identity card is not enough, you need other essential documents to be able to enter the country. It takes a bit of time and getting started so that everything is in order on the day of your departure.

What are the documents authorizing me to enter the territory?

To be able to enter India, you must have a passport, valid for at least 6 months, after the expected date of return. But this is not the only constraint for the passport, it must also have 3 blank pages inside, 2 of which must be face to face.

What are the procedures for the Visa?

From the moment you leave European territory, you must have a valid visa for the country. You will therefore need to apply for a tourist visa in order to enter India.

How long is the Visa valid for before departure?

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Go ahead for the visa application yes, but pay attention to the validity. The visa for India is valid for 3 to 6 months once issued, to be able to enter the country. If the validity date has passed, and it is no longer valid for entry into the country, you will have to reapply.

How long is it valid once in India?

Once in India, you can stay there for 90 days, each time you enter the country, with visas:

  • Tourism (L)
  • ETA authorization
  • AVE authorization

Where can I get my Visa?

Today, it is very easy to apply for India Visa, just go here, to know more about India Visa. For a classic visa, you have to count the time of processing and then sending the visa, it can take several days in general a good week.

You will be able to apply online directly and if you are pressed for time you can even submit an urgent application for India visa. With this type of request you will receive your visa within 3 working days, however the time may vary depending on the delivery service.

What is the cost of a visa for India?

By going through the above site, you will have to pay € 109.95 per Visa and for an emergency visa request, it will be necessary to add € 17.50.

The price difference is due to the fact that for a classic visa application the file control is not necessarily done immediately and not during weekends and public holidays. While for an emergency request, the file is checked directly once received, regardless of the day.

What must I provide as a document to get my Visa?

To be able to complete your file, many supporting documents will be required, so you will have to check that they are all included in your file before sending:

  • Your original passport (s), it is necessary to affix the visa.
  • 1 photocopy of the passport data page.
  • The embassy form that you will find directly at the time of your visa application, you will have to fill it out and sign it.
  • 2 identity photos identical to ADAPT to the form (Namely, that the Indian standards for the photo, is to have a size of 5 × 5 cm without borders, the easiest is to do it at a photographer)

What to know before going to India

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Before going to India, it’s always good to find out about the current conditions in the country, in terms of health, but also your safety. For all the last minute information, you can go directly to the diplomatie.gouv.fr website.

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