Any French citizen wishing to travel outside the European Union must obtain a visa in order to legally enter the desired territory. The visa, whether it is electronic or more traditional, is issued by the competent authorities of the country where you wish to go, and constitutes proof of authorization to visit that country for a specific period of time, generally set at 90 days.
If you're planning to visit India, you'll need to obtain an electronic visa before you even arrive.. An electronic visa issuance system was introduced in 2015 for India, to facilitate people's access to Indian territory via multiple entry points (ports and airports, no land points).
As of March 2019, e-Visas for India have become more flexible and now allow travelers to visit India for single or multiple entry stays and stay for up to 90 days at a time for tourism, and up to 180 days if it is a business trip. If you wish to benefit from an e-Visa for India, Visamundi can assist you in your application thanks to its expertise in handling visa applications from professionals and individuals. By completing the e-Visa India form available on our website, you will easily obtain, through our services, your e-Visa to travel to India.
What are the eligibility criteria for obtaining an e-Visa India?
All nationalities are covered by the e-Visa India. Only Nepalese and Bhutanese nationals need a " traditional " paper visa. If you are a French national, you will have access to the e-Visa India in the same way as other nationals of different continents, except for travelers of Pakistani origin who may encounter difficulties in obtaining an e-Visa from the Indian authorities.
The e-Visa India is mainly issued for tourism and business travel, but also for medical travel or to attend a conference as a researcher. The e-Visa India is available in several forms, e-Visa Tourism, e-Visa Business, e-Visa Medical, and finally e-Visa Conference.
- The Tourist e-Visa is for single entry stays and is valid from 30 days to 5 years from the date of entry, and you must enter India within 30 days of issue.
- The e-Visa Business allows travelers to enjoy multiple stays of up to 180 days for 1 year from the date of issue of the e-Visa.
- The e-Medical Visa allows patients and accompanying persons to enjoy up to 3 entries for a maximum of 60 days of cumulative stay. From the date of issue of the e-Visa, you will have 120 days to enter India.
- The Conference e-Visa allows one entry into India for up to 30 days. You will also have 120 days to enter India from the date of issue.
To be eligible to obtain an e-Visa for India as a French national, you will need to carry a passport with a validity of at least 6 months from your date of arrival for each stay in India. Moreover, no registration with the FRRO(Foreigners Regional Registration Office) is required to obtain an e-Visa India. Your fingerprints will be taken directly upon arrival by the relevant authorities, after the final visa has been affixed to your passport.
Compared to a traditional visa, an e-Visa India offers many advantages to facilitate the processing of the visa application. Thanks to the e-Visa form available on our website, you will be able to complete all your procedures online, without having to schedule a trip to theIndian Embassy to finalize your application.
To obtain your e-Visa India, we suggest you fill out an application form on our website, complete and intuitive which will greatly facilitate the realization of your project. The photocopy of your passport and a passport photo will be sent only once the visa application is completed and paid. Once the agreement of the Indian authorities has been obtained, we will send you a travel authorization in electronic format (PDF), which you will then have to print out in order to present it upon your arrival at one of the possible entry points (ports or airports).
Although the turnaround time for obtaining an e-Visa for India is quite fast, you will only be able to apply for an e-Visa if your trip takes place more than 5 days after your application. Please note that the validity of the e-Visa for India only starts from the date of your arrival in India, not from the moment the e-Visa is issued.
All the documents required to complete your application for an e-visa for India will be uploaded directly online, without any postal procedures. Once you have completed the form, all you have to do is send us your documents so that we can check them before sending them to the Indian authorities. The documents concerned are a photocopy of your passport valid for at least 6 months after your arrival in India, as well as a passport photo. For a Business e-Visa, you will need to send us a business card, and for a Medical e-Visa an invitation from the hospital where you need to be treated.
How much does an e-Visa for India cost?
On our India e-Visa application form, you will find a clear and detailed price list, which will show you the price of the different e-Visa options available to enter India. The price of an e-Visa for India will depend on the type of e-Visa you choose, between the Tourist e-Visa, Business e-Visa, Medical e-Visa and Conference e-Visa. The prices mentioned in our price list include the consular fees of the Indian authorities, as well as our service fees for the proposed support.