03 April 2017

India Expands E-VISA System

With the coming of spring, India has greatly expanded and refined their wonderful e-Visa system.

Effective immediately India now allows people to arrive in India at any of twenty-four (24) major airports and three (3) major seaports.

This means CRUISE PASSENGERS going to India may now be able to use e-Visas if their first port of arrival is Cochin Port, Goa Port or Mangalore Port.

The airport arrival scheme is now available at the following 24 airports:
Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi

A great new feature is that applicants can send in their request as early as 120 days (4 months) prior to entering India.

Even better is the fact that the new e-Visa is valid for two (2) entries as of now, and that holders of the new version of the e-Visa can stay for a maximum of 60 days.

Canadians are also allowed to exit India from any authorized "Immigration Check Posts" (ICP) inside India. This expands your travel and flight and cruise options.

Click here for the new and improved India e-Visa application.