Touring India? Securing a tourist visa

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Foreigners visiting India need to have a passport with a valid visa. The visa can be taken from any Indian Mission or Post. The signed application form should be completed and subsequently, submitted to the nearest Indian Visa Application Center.

There is another way, however – the e-Tourist Visa. The process of obtaining an Indian e-Tourist Visa is entirely online. As convenient as this may seem, the applicant is still highly recommended to exercise caution when giving his or her personal details over the internet.

The process itself in applying for an e-Tourist visa is straightforward. There are four steps: applying online by uploading a photo and a passport page, paying the visa fee online via a credit or debit card, receiving an e-Tourist visa online (email), and printing the e-Tourist visa to bring along during the trip.

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As for Indian tourist visa eligibility, here are the parameters applicants need to remember:

• All foreign visitors who want to visit India can have the following reasons for touring the country: to go sight-seeing, to visit friends or relatives, to undergo a short-term medical procedure, or to attend a casual business meeting.

• Passports should be valid for at least six months — from the time the passport owner touches down in India.

• Immigration Officers will need to stamp on the passport. There should be two pages in the passport for this.

• Foreign visitors should have either return or onward journey tickets to show at immigration, and enough cash to sustain them during their stay in the country.

Cox & Kings Global Services is a specialist business process outsource agency established to serve consular sections of diplomatic missions. Learn more about what CKGS has to offer by visiting its official website.


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