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India starts issuing e-visas for 4 categories of applications

April 20, 2021

Government has opened e-visas in the following categories effective March 20th 2021.
a. eMedical Visa;
b. eBusiness Visa;
c. eConference Visa; and
d. eMedical Attendant Visa

All e-visas were suspended due to COVID-19.  It should be noted that all e-visas issued prior to March 30th 2021 will remain suspended. Only applications on or after March 20, 2021 are valid. More details are available here:

The US embassy has issued a news release asking to take note of the following:

i. Passport used by the applicant should have at least six-months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer on arrival.
ii. The applicant must travel on the passport on which e-Visa has been applied. Entry into India will be allowed on a new passport even if the e-Visa has been granted on the old passport. However, in such cases, the traveler must also carry the old passport on which the e-Visa has been granted.
iii. International Travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
iv. International Travelers having a Pakistani Passport or are of Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at the Indian Mission.
v. E-Visa is not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders.
vi. E-Visa is not available to individuals endorsed on Parent's/Spouse's Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.
vii. E-Visa is not available to International Travel Document Holders.
viii. Applicants requiring help regarding e-Visa may call the 24X7 helpline number (+91-11-24300666) or send an email to for any queries.
ix. The e-Visa facility is in addition to the existing Visa services being provided through Indian Embassy and Consulates.

Advisory: Service of e-Visa involves a completely online application for which no facilitation is required by any intermediary / agent etc. Applicants are, therefore, advised to be cautious and for any clarification, please contact Applicants are also advised to be careful of fraudulent websites offering e-visa services for India and only use the Government of India portal -

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