Delhi, India's vibrant capital, is an enchanting blend of ancient traditions and dazzling modernity. With majestic monuments such as the Red Fort and Qûtb Minâr, it's brimming with fascinating history. The bustling bazaars, such as Chandni Chowk, offer a unique sensory experience with their vibrant colors and exquisite flavors. Delhi is also a vibrant cultural center with contemporary art galleries, lively festivals and a vibrant music scene. But it's also a bustling metropolis, with its frenetic traffic jams and frenetic pace. In this city, you'll discover unparalleled diversity, delicious cuisine and warm hospitality. Delhi is a destination that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

The electronic visa, or e-Visa, is a practical and efficient option for completing entry formalities in India. This document is issued online and enables travel to Delhi and other parts of the country.

Understanding how the Indian e-Visa works

TheIndian e-Visa is a type of dematerialized visa that simplifies procedures for travelers wishing to visit India. It is valid for several categories of stay, including tourism, business, medical treatment or friendly visit. This visa is available to nationals of over 160 countries, including France.

Do I need an e-Visa to travel to India?

It is important to note that the e-Visa is compulsory for European nationals wishing to visit India. Without it, it will be impossible to enter India. To avoid any problems during your trip, remember to apply well in advance.

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Start the online application process

To begin the process of obtaining an e-Visa for India, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the Indian government's official e-Visa website or the website of an agency, such as Visamundi
  2. Select your nationality and the type of visa you require (tourist, business, etc.).
  3. Complete the application form with the requested information
  4. Upload the required documents, such as a digital copy of your passport and a recent passport photo.
  5. Pay visa fees by credit card or PayPal
  6. Receive your e-Visa by e-mail within a few days

Important information to bear in mind when making an application

When completing the Indian e-Visa application form, it is essential that you provide accurate and up-to-date information. Any errors or omissions may result in your application being rejected. Here are some important points to consider:

  • Check your passport details and make sure it is valid for at least six months beyond your planned travel date.
  • Mention all the reasons for your stay in India, even if they involve several different activities
  • Specify the exact dates of your trip and where you plan to stay
  • Provide a valid e-mail address that can be consulted regularly, as this is the address to which you will receive your e-Visa.

Conditions of use of the Indian e-Visa

Once you have received your e-Visa by e-mail, it is important to be aware of the conditions of use of this document. The e-Visa for India has certain limitations that must be respected:

  • The e-Visa is valid for a maximum of 180 days from the date of arrival in India (depending on the type).
  • It allows a maximum of two entries (for tourism and business visas) or three entries (for medical visas) into India, or even unlimited entry for certain reasons (tourism 1 or 5 years, business).
  • Entry to India must be via one of the authorized international airports or one of the authorized seaports
  • You can leave India at any official border crossing, whether by air, sea or land.
  • Travellers must be in possession of a return or onward ticket in order to use the e-Visa.
  • The e-Visa can be used to travel to certain restricted or protected states in India, for which a special permit is required in addition to the e-Visa.

In the event of a problem with your e-Visa application

If you encounter any difficulties when applying for an e-Visa, or need help understanding the formalities involved, please do not hesitate to contact the Indian government's dedicated e-Visa support service. Advisors are available to answer your questions and guide you through the procedure. They are difficult to reach, which is why many travelers decide to go through a visa agency.

Finally, it's worth noting that if your e-Visa application is rejected, you can always opt for a traditional visa by visiting the Indian consulate or embassy in your country of residence.

Start your India e-Visa application