Indian Visa for US Citizens

Indian eVisa Requirements from US

Apply for Indian Visa from US
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 | Indian e-Visa

The Indian Visa for United States citizens / passport holders has been available as online application form since 2014 from the Indian Immigration. This visa to India allows travellers from United States 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 States. The categories available to United States citizens for visit to India under the electronic India Visa or eVisa India 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 States 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 (double entry), 1 year or 5 years of validity (multiple entries into India under 2 duration of visa).

Indian Visa from United States can be applied online on this website and can receive the eVisa to India by Email. The process is extremely simplified for the United States citizens. The only requirement is to have an Email Id, a Credit / Debit card in over 100 currencies. The electronic Indian Visa (India eVisa) is an official document that permits entry into and travel within India.

Indian Visa for United States 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 States 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.

Indian Visa for United States citizens will be sent via email

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

  • Email Id
  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Ordinary Passport that is valid for 6 months

Additional e-Visa Requirements

  • India eVisa applications from American citizens are now accepted online.
  • An eVisa can be used for both air and ship travel.
  • We provide 30-day, 1-year, and 5-year tourist visas.
  • The validity of an Indian business visa is for a year.
  • Applying for an Indian medical visa is another option that can be done online.

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

The Indian Visa for United States citizens can be completed in matter of few 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 also take between 10-15 minutes to complete.

How soon can United States citizens expect to get an electronic Indian Visa (eVisa India)?

Indian Visa from United States 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 (eVisa India) 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.

Which ports can the United States citizens arrive on electronic India Visa (eVisa India)

US Citizens with an Indian e-Visa may enter the country at any of below airports.

  • 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

If Arriving by Cruise Ship, Do US Citizens Need an India eVisa?

If traveling by cruise ship, an India eVisa is necessary. But as of right now, if coming by cruise ship, the following maritime ports accept the Indian visa for tourists:

  • Chennai
  • Cochin
  • Goa
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai

What do United States citizens need to do after receiving on electronic Visa for India by email (eVisa India)

Once the electronic Visa for India (eVisa India) 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.

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 Indian Visa Application.

When should United States citizens apply for Visa to India?

Indian Visa from United States (Electronic Visa to India) can be applied anytime as long as your journey is within the next 1 year in case of Business Visa or Indian Tourist Visa (for 1 year of 5 years). For shorter duration 30-day Tourist Visa, you must apply within 30 days of your trip to India.

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