India eVisa for Brazilian Citizens

Updated on Jul 19, 2024 | Indian e-Visa

From November 2014, the government of India has made traveling to India a lot smoother. Travelers visiting India for purposes like tourists, business and for seeking medical assistance can enter the country by applying for the eVisa. But this visa is applicable for some of the countries only, around 170 countries are offered this service and Brazil is one of the countries. This electronic visa is an authorized government visa and allows the Brazil citizens to enter and travel around India.

Brazilian Citizens for applying for the Indian eVisa, what are the must-have Eligibility Criterias?

Brazilian nationals are allowed to apply for the eVisa which has helped them to apply for the visa online eliminating the need to visit the Indian Consulate office. Around 170 countries are eligible for the Indian eVisa, including citizens of Brazil.

The travelers are allowed to enter India through authorized authorised airports and seaports only. If a Brazilian is visiting India, he needs to meet the Indian vaccination requirements as well. In case the Brazilian citizen is traveling with his family, including children, each and every one traveling must apply for eVisa and get the required vaccinations as well.

For Brazilian Passport Holders, what are the Types of Indian Visas Available for them?

Brazilian citizens can apply for the eVisa without having to visit the Indian Consulate, the types of visa offered to them includes:

Indian Tourist eVisa

The applicants are allowed to apply for Indian Tourist eVisa for visiting family and friends, sightseeing places in India, leisure activities, yoga retreat, meditation, etc. This visa is valid for one-year, each stay limited to 90 days (3 months) and offers multiple entries.

Indian Business eVisa

The citizen can apply for reasons related to attending meetings, events, opening of a new factory, hiring new candidates, etc. Indian Business eVisa is valid for one-year, stay limited to 180 days (6 months), and allows two-entries. The eBusiness visa holder can use 180 days at once, or can split it.

Indian Medical eVisa

Indian Medical eVisa is for travelers who need to visit India for getting medical treatment. The visa offered has a validity of one-year with three-entries, stays limited to 60 days (2 months). Another visa is the Indian Medical Attendant eVisa for Brazilian citizens.

Indian Conference eVisa

The applicants are allowed to apply for this visa for attending international conferences in India, offering a validity of 30 days with single-entry.

Brazilian Citizens Applying for an Indian eVisa, what are the necessary Documents to keep handy?

For applying the eVisa, the Brazilian citizens should provide the necessary documents which are common for all the different types of eVisas:

  • Valid Brazilian passport
  • Scanned passport copy (first page of the passport which is the biography page consisting all the personal details)
  • Scanned passport photo (should meet the photo requirements like white background, only the face, etc)
  • Email address for sending eVisa by the provided mail and to get related updates.
  • Credit/Debit card for fee payment.

Specific documents based on the eVisa type applied

Applicants applying for the eVisa specific documents are required, supporting the reason for his visa application. Here are some of the documents listed depending on the eVisa type:

  • In case opting for a short-term program, the applicant must provide a letter in a letterhead mentioning the details.
  • For the medical visa, the applicant needs to provide a letter in a letterhead from the hospital where the treatment is going to take place with the name of the patient, date of admission in the hospital, etc.
  • For the business visa, the applicant needs to present his business card, a letter in a letterhead from the organization in India inviting the applicant and the name of the applicant.
  • For the conference visa, an invitation letter from the organizer in India, political clearance certificate of the conference from the Ministry of External Affairs, etc.
  • Scanned documents and the passport documents should meet the requirements.
  • The uploaded documents should be in English and PDF format.

Note: Brazilians should keep in mind that the eVisas cannot be extended and cannot be changed to another visa, once applied. Also, this visa does not allow the travelers to visit restricted areas. In order to visit prohibited areas, permissions need to be taken from the authorities and it may not be granted in certain cases.

Brazilian Citizens Applying for an Indian eVisa, what are the necessary steps to follow?

Brazilians planning a trip to visit India, need to apply in advance for the electronic visa. The Indian government has allowed you to apply for eVisa 120 days in advance. The entire application would take around 15-20 minutes to fill the application. Based on the specific visa type, the Brazilian applicant needs to pay the fees, using debit/credit card. Here are some of the questions that you have to filled in the form:

Step 1: Fill in details like full name, date of birth, nationality, address, mobile number, email address, passport number, passport issuing country, passport issuing date and expiry.

Step 2: Fill other important questions like your gender, qualification, occupation, health concerns, if you have committed any crimes in the past.

Step 3: Entry and exit ports in India

Step 4: Your accommodation, travel itinerary, etc.

Step 5: Review your application form and make the fee payment

Step 6: Wait for approval

For accepted applications, the applicants eVisa are generally processed within 3-4 working days. However, some applications may be delayed or even rejected if the applicant has not filled in the details accurately or provided false documents etc.

What's next, after receiving the Approved Indian eVisa by Brazilian Citizens?

The Indian eVisa will be mailed to the applicant. The provided eVisa is valid for one-year, otherwise in case you have applied for the 30-day Tourist Visa, it is valid for that time frame only. Other eTourist visas, like for one-year tourist eVisa, allow a stay not more than 90 days (3 months) during each visit. The eBusiness visa allows a stay of 180 days.

To enter India, the eVisa holder should bring the necessary documents to present at the border checks on-arrival in India. The traveler must bring along with him the eVisa, Brazil passport and other documents supporting the visa-type. Upon arrival in India, the immigration officials will capture the biometric data like face scanning, thumb impressions, and you will need to show your eVisa and your passport.

It is also important to know that travelers are not allowed to extend their eVisa, they have to leave the country within the given time provided to them.

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Do you have certain queries regarding the eVisa, you can check the India eVisa Frequently Asked Questions, if your query is not solved yet, you can get in touch with the customer support.

A little about Brazil: Why is it so special?

Brazil is an exotic country located in the continent of South America, the country is famous for its rich culture and traditions and fascinating places to visit. Some of the famous cities of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. In fact the famous statue called the Christ the Redeemer is situated in Rio de Janeiro, which you can easily recognize, that this place is located in Brazil.

And because of the biodiversity of Brazil many tourists visit this place, consisting of the tropical rainforest of Amazon, beaches of Rio De Janeiro, and the beautiful rivers and waterfalls found in most parts of the country.

The culture of Brazil is a combination of different cultures because of the native tribes, the African slaves who were brought by the European settlers and the Europeans who stayed back in Brazil. Because of so much merging of different cultures, you can see a variety of cultural influences.

Also, the people of Brazil are welcoming people, you are sure to receive a warm welcome from the people here. In short, Brazil is one of the best places to explore the tropical rainforest, if you love nature and wildlife, or visit the cultural places, if you want to know about the country in-depth.

Citizens of many countries including United States, Canada, France, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Singapore, United Kingdom are eligible for Indian e-Visa.