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Updated on Apr 24, 2024 | Indian e-Visa

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The Online Indian Visa or Indian e-Visa is an official document that permits entry into and travel within India. The Indian Visa for United Kingdom citizens has been available as online application form since 2014 from the Indian Government. This visa to India allows travellers from United Kingdom and other countries to visit India for short term stays. These short term stays range between 30, 90 and 180 days per visit depending on the purpose of visit. There are 5 major categories of electronic India Visa (India eVisa) available to citizens of United Kingdom. The categories available to United Kingdom citizens for visit to India under the electronic India Visa or Indian e-Visa regulations are for Tourist purposes, Business Visits or Medical Visit (both as a Patient or as medical attendant / nurse to the Patient) to visit India.

United Kingdom citizens who are visiting India for recreation / sightseeing / meeting friends / relatives / short term yoga programme / short term courses less than 6 months in duration can now apply for an electronic India Visa for Touristic purposes also known as eTourist Visa with either 1 month (2 entry), 1 year or 5 years of validity (multiple entries into India under 2 duration of visa).

Indian Visa from United Kingdom can be applied online on this website and can receive the eVisa to India by Email. The process is extremely simplified for the United Kingdom citizens. The only requirement is to have an Email Id and an online mode of payment like a Credit ord Debit card .

Indian Visa for United Kingdom citizens will be sent via email, after they have completed the online application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment has been verified.

United Kingdom citizens will be sent a secure link to their email address for any documents required for Indian Visa to support their application such as photograph of face or passport bio data page, these can up either uploaded on this website or emailed back to the Customer Support team’s email address.

What are the requirements to obtain Indian Visa from United Kingdom

The requirement for United Kingdom citizens are to have the following ready for India eVisa:

  • Email Id
  • Credit or Debit Card to make the Secure payment online
  • Ordinary Passport that is valid for 6 months

You must apply for Indian e-Visa using a Standard Passport or Ordinary Passport. Official, Diplomatic, Service and Special Passport holders are not eligible for Indian e-Visa and instead must contact their nearest Indian Embassy or Consulate.

What is the process to apply for an Indian e-Visa from United Kingdom?

The application process for an India e-Visa requires nationals of United Kingdom to fill out an online questionnaire. This is a straightforward and easy-to-complete form. In most cases, the filling out of the Indian Visa Application of the required information may be accomplished in a couple of minutes.

For the purpose of completing their application for an India e-Visa, United Kingdom citizens are required to undertake these steps:

Include your contact information, basic personal information, and details from your passport. Additionally attach any supporting papers that are required.

A modest processing fee will be charged if you use a bank card. Ensure that you have email access as there may be questions asked or clarification, so check email every 12 hours until you receive email approval of electronic Visa.

How long does it take for United Kingdom citizens to fill out an online form

The Indian Visa for United Kingdom citizens can be completed in 30-60 minutes via an online form. Once the payment has been made, additional details that are requested depending on the type of Visa can be provided by email or uploaded later.

How soon can United Kingdom citizens expect to get an electronic Indian Visa (Indian e-Visa)

Indian Visa from United Kingdom is available within 3-4 business days at the earliest. In certain cases rush processing can be attempted. It is recommended to apply India Visa at least 4 days in advance of your travel.

Once the electronic India Visa (Indian e-Visa) has been delivered by email, it can be saved on your phone or printed on paper and carried in person to the airport. There is no need to visit the Indian consulate or embassy at any point during this process.

Can I convert my eVisa from Business to Medial or Tourist or vice versa as a United Kingdom Citizen?

No, the eVisa cannot be converted from one type to another. Once the eVisa for a specific purpose has expired, then you may apply for a different type of eVisa.

Which ports can the United Kingdom citizens arrive on electronic India Visa (Indian e-Visa)

The following 31 airports allow passengers to enter India on the Online India Visa (Indian e-Visa):

  • Ahmedabad
  • Amritsar
  • Bagdogra
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Calicut
  • Chennai
  • Chandigarh
  • Cochin
  • Coimbatore
  • Delhi
  • Gaya
  • Goa(Dabolim)
  • Goa(Mopa)
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kannur
  • Kolkata
  • Kannur
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Port Blair
  • Pune
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Trivandrum
  • Varanasi
  • Vishakhapatnam

What do United Kingdom citizens need to do after receiving on electronic Visa for India by email (Indian e-Visa)

Once the electronic Visa for India (Indian e-Visa) has been delivered by email, it can be saved on your phone or printed on paper and carried in person to the airport. There is no need to visit the embassy or Indian consulate.

What does an Indian Visa for United Kingdom citizens look like?

Indian eVisa

Do my children also require an electronic Visa for India? Is there a group Visa for India?

Yes, all individuals require a Visa for India regardless of their age including new born babies with their own separate Passport. There is no concept of family or a groups Visa for India, each individual must apply for their own India Visa application.

When should United Kingdom citizens apply for Visa to India?

Indian Visa from United Kingdom (Electronic Visa to India) can be applied anytime as long as your journey is within the next 1 year.

Do United Kingdom citizens need an India Visa (Indian e-Visa) if coming by cruise ship?

Electronic India Visa is required if coming by a cruise ship. As of today, however, the Indian e-Visa is valid on the following sea ports if arriving by cruise ship:

  • Chennai
  • Cochin
  • Goa
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai

Can I apply a Medical Visa as a United Kingdom Citizen?

Yes, Indian Government now allows you to apply for all types of Indian eVisa as a United Kingdom citizen. Some of the major categories are Tourist, Business, Conference and Medical.

Tourist eVisa is available in three durations, for thirty days, for one year and for five years duration. Business eVisa is for commercial trips and valid for one year. Medical eVisa is for treatment of self and family members or nurses can apply Medical Attendant eVisa. This eVisa also requires an invitation letter from the clinic or hospital. Contact us to see sample hospital invitation letter. You are allowed to enter three times within a sixty days duration.

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for United Kingdom Citizens

  • Kesaria Stupa, Kesaria
  • City Palace, Jaipur
  • Rani Ki Vav, Patan
  • Cellular Jail, Port Blair
  • The Ridge, Shimla
  • Mysore Palace, Mysore
  • Gwalior Fort, Gwalior
  • Victoria Terminus (Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus), Mumbai
  • Lingaraja Temple Complex, Khurda
  • Qila Mubarak, Bhatinda
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, Mumbai

What aspects of Indian eVisa do the Citizens of United Kingdom need to be aware of?

Residents of United Kingdom can get Indian eVisa quite easily on this website, however, to avoid any delays, and to apply for the correct type of eVisa India, be aware of the following:

  • Online Indian Visa is the preferred method recommended by the Indian Government, rather than sticker visa on physical passport.
  • The Visa application form is completely digital, and does not require you to mail, post, courier your passport to the embassy of India
  • Depending on your purpose of visit, you can apply for Tourist, Business, Medical or a Conference Visa
  • Refer to documents required for each visa type
  • Most major airports and seaports of India allow eVisa based entry to India
  • The thirty days Indian eVisa is valid for thirty days from the date of entry, not from the date of expiry mentioned on eVisa, this can be quite confusing for visitors to understand.
  • Email us photo taken from your cell phone, and we will ensure that it meets photo requirements, else upload with your Visa Application if you are able to
  • Apply for extension / renewal of Visa only if you are outside the country
  • After applying, check the status of Indian visa on the status checker page
  • Contact our help desk for any clarifications

United Kingdom High Comission in New Delhi


Shantipath Chanakyapuri 110021 New Delhi India





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