India is the most famous and beautiful tourist place with many stunning destinations that catches the attention of all tourists. It is the best place to visit for UK and USA citizens due to its rich and vibrant culture. Not only its destinations also the cuisines of India are famous around the world especially in the UK and the USA. India is also the home of seven wonders including, The Golden Temple in Amritsar and The Taj Mahal, having more than 70,000 visitors during the busiest days.
Before visiting India you must know how and where to apply for. Today we will discuss the complete details about the process, how-to, and whether you need a visa or not to visit India from the UK or the USA.
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Do You Need a Visa to Visit India?
In order to visit India, a visa is compulsory and without it, you can’t visit India. In 2014, the Indian Government introduced eVisa which is currently offered to 166 countries worldwide. Luckily, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are eligible for applying for Visa.
Due to the good step taken by the Indian government, eVisa helps to get the Visa in less time and easily accessible as it is online. There is no need to visit the Indian embassy in order to apply for the Visa. Everything is online due to the eVisa app where you can fill the form, pay fees, and submit your documents. It saves a lot of time and effort and also the processing time is less which means you will get the VISA within a few days.
Depending on your aim of visiting India, there are many options from which you can select like tourist visa for UK and USA citizens, a business visa, or a medical visa.
In order to apply for Indian Visa for UK citizens, they are required to submit personal, professional, and educational details together with your travel history and which place you are applying VISA for.
Required Documents for Applying for Indian VISA for UK Citizens
Here are the complete details on what documents are required that you need to submit for applying for a visa. The details are given below:
- eVISA application form completed filled online.
- A copy of your passport and you will be asked to submit the first and the last page in color and complete passport in PDF format. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
- A passport-sized photo. The photo must be with white background and it should be in JPEG format. For your ease, the dimension of the photo must be between 350 x 350 pixels and 1,000 x 1,000 pixels.
Note: Above requirements are only for the visa for 180 days not more which is only granted to UK citizens.
How Long Will It Take To Process VISA?
Thanks to eVISA, the processing time for the VISA is 2 business days after you applied for an eVISA. But we recommend you apply at least 4 days before your flight to India. You can also apply for the VISA early (up to 120 days). Due to the fast processing time, you can easily plan your trip anytime because you will have enough time to apply for a visa and booking. It makes very easy for the USA and UK citizens to visit India.
It is also important to remember that USA or UK citizens can only apply for a visa twice in a calendar year.
How to Apply?
In order to apply for an Indian Visa, you don’t need to visit the embassy and wait in line for your turn. As a USA or UK citizen, you have the option to apply through eVISA online. It is quite easy to apply, you just have to fill the eVISA form, pay fees, and submit your documents. After 2 business days, you will get your visa in your email inbox.
After getting the visa, all you have to do is to print it out before going to the airport. It is a recommendation from us that you must have an eVISA app with you while all the time you are in India.
You have to follow three steps in order to submit your application which will roughly take 30 minutes. After submit of your application, you simply have to wait for it processing which will take only 2 business days. You can apply for VISA here: