Jaipur, also known as the Pink City "due to its magnificent pink buildings, is one of India's most popular destinations. Before planning your trip to this historic city, it's essential to know about the formalities involved in obtaining an electronic visa (e-Visa) to enter India.

The different types of e-Visa for India

To make it easier for international travelers to enter India, the Indian government has introduced an e-Visa system. There are three main types of e-Visa, depending on the purpose of your trip:

  • e-Tourist Visa (e-TV): This electronic visa is intended for tourists wishing to visit India for a short stay. It is valid for 30 days from the date of arrival in India, and allows double entry. A multi-entry version is also available.
  • e-Business Visa (e-BV ): This visa is intended for business travelers who wish to visit India for meetings, negotiations or conferences. It is valid for 180 days from the date of arrival in India, and authorizes multiple entries over 1 year.
  • e-Medical Visa (e-MV ): This electronic visa is intended for people wishing to travel to India for medical treatment. It is valid for 60 days from the date of arrival in India, and allows three entries.

Requirements for obtaining an e-Visa for India

To be eligible for an e-Visa to Jaipur, India, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a national of one of the countries eligible for the Indian e-Visa.
  • A passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in India.
  • No residence or employment in India.
  • Do not travel to India with any purpose other than tourism, business or medical treatment (depending on visa type).
  • Have a return ticket or a ticket to another country, as well as sufficient funds to cover expenses during your stay in India.

Documents required for e-Visa application

Before you apply for an e-Visa for India, make sure you have the following documents:

  • A scanned copy of the first and last page of your passport in PDF format.
  • A recent passport-size photograph in JPEG format.
  • Proof of purpose of trip (letter of invitation for an e-Business Visa, letter from attending physician for an e-Medical Visa).

man in white and green long sleeve shirt standing near brown concrete building during daytime

e-Visa application procedure for Jaipur, India

Applying for an e-Visa for India is simple and entirely online. Follow the steps below to submit your application:

  1. Visit the Indian government's official website for electronic visa applications, or a reputable visa agency, such as Visamundi.
  2. Fill in the online application form with your personal information, passport details and travel information.
  3. Upload the required documents, including a scanned copy of your passport, passport photograph and proof of purpose.
  4. Pay your visa fees online using an international credit or debit card.
  5. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a reference number by e-mail which you can use to check the status of your application.
  6. If your e-Visa application is approved, you will receive an electronic travel authorization by e-mail. Print this authorization and present it at check-in for your flight and on arrival in India.

Please note that the processing time for an e-Visa application for India generally varies between 3 and 5 working days. It is therefore advisable to submit your application at least one week before your planned departure date.

Entry points for India with an e-Visa

It is important to note that not all points of entry into India allow the use of e-Visa. You must enter India via one of the eligible international airports or land border crossings. Eligible international airports include (non-exhaustive list):

  • Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam.

The eligible land border crossings are:

  • Attari-Wagah, Raxaul, Haridaspur, Petrapole, Hili, Sonauli, Banbasa, Gauriphanta, Raniganj, Tripura, Sutarkandi and Phuentsholing.

Visiting Jaipur, India, requires adequate preparation when it comes to visa formalities. The Indian e-Visa simplifies entry procedures into India for international travelers and offers a hassle-free travel experience. Make sure you meet all the requirements and follow the online application procedure to obtain your electronic travel authorization before you leave.

Start your India e-Visa application