Visas are required for travel to India.  As a British passport holder you have the option to apply for a single entry e-Tourist Visa or a regular six-month multiple entry tourist visa for India.

Please be aware of fraudulent online Indian visa websites. We request all our clients to apply for an e-TV (e Toursit Visa) only throught the official website:  https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html 

e-TOURIST VISA (eTV)

e-Tourist Visa (eTV) is allowed for a maximum of two visits in a calendar year and valid for 30 days from the date of arrival.
e-Tourist Visa (eTV) once issued on arrival is Only single entry, non-extendable and non-convertible
 
To apply for eTV please log on here. 
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

e-TOURIST VISA APPLICATION GUIDELINES WHEN APPLYING DIRECTLY

  1. Once you have began completing the form, please make a note of your 'Temporary Application ID' provided at the top of the screen.
  2. 'Given Name' must include all names as shown in your passport the Indian High Commission will may reject the application if middle names are missing
  3. Please complete all contact details including telephones numbers.
  4. Countries Visited: This MUST be completed taking into account the country stamps that appear in your passport or your application may be rejected.
  5. A recent front facing photograph with white background needs to be uploaded at the end of the application in JPEG format. Size of the photo should not exceed maximum 1 MB
  6. A scanned First Page of Passport needs to be uploaded in PDF format with maximum size not exceed 300 KB 
  7. Once the application is completed one can pay the fees and finish the application.
  8. The fee must be paid at least 4 days before the expected date of travel otherwise application will not be processed. eTV fee once submitted is non-refundable as the fee is for processing of the application and is not dependent on either Grant or Rejection of VISA
  9. Please be careful while making payment of the eTV fee. If the number of unsuccessful attempts is more than three (03), then the application id would be blocked and the applicant would be required to apply afresh by filling the application form again and regenerating a new application id.
  10. The application takes 48-72hours to process once the fee is paid.
  11. You will receive an email in next 48-72 hours confirming whether the eTV is is granted. Applicant should carry a copy of eTV along with him/her at the time of travel. 
  12. Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.

However, if you need assistance in applying the e-Tourist Visa, Greaves Travel can process the application on your behalf for an admin fee £30.00 Per Person. Visa Fees USD 60.00 Per Person (approximately £40.00 Per Person) are payable to the High Commission.

  1. Please complete the sample visa form
  2. Email / Post the completed visa form along with a Passport size photo with white background and first page of passport which hold details.

 

REGULAR SIX-MONTH MULTPLE ENTRY TOURIST VISA

If you are travelling in and out of India more than once in six months or travelling to India more than once on the same trip, then you need to apply for a six month multiple entry tourist visa.

To apply for Regular Six Month Tourist Visa please log on
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/

APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR REGULAR SIX MONTH VISA WHEN APPLYING DIRECTLY

  1. Once you have began completing the form, please make a note of your 'Temporary Application ID' provided at the top of the screen.
  2. Always request a 6-MONTH VALIDITY VISA, as the visa will be valid from the date of application and not the date of travel.
  3. 'Given Name' must include all names as shown in your passport the Indian High Commission will may reject the application if middle names are missing.
  4. Please complete all contact details including telephones numbers.
  5. Countries Visited: This MUST be completed taking into account the country stamps that appear in your passport or your application may be rejected.
  6. The photos must be 50mm x 50mm, which is not the standard passport size.  The full head to chin must be visible, and that this distance measures between 25mm and 35mm. 
  7. You only need 1 referee in the United Kingdom; this is in case of an emergency.
  8. You only need 1 referee in India; and we usually suggest the first hotel you are staying or the Greaves Delhi head office address : Greaves Travel (I) Pvt Ltd, 4 - B, Jangpura -B, Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110 014
  9. Please note of the file number, which will begin with 'GBRL...'
  10. Finally, click on no to print PDF file only and 'Make an appointment' on a later date or 'Book an Appointment' and then 'Print' and sign the form.
  11. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU REQUEST AN SMS ALERT AS YOU WILL BE CHARGED £1.60  It is advisable to print a copy or keep this screen available.


However, if you need assistance in applying the Regular Six Month Multiple Entry Tourist Visa, then Greaves Travel can process the application on your behalf for £170.00 Per Person (cost includes visa fees £115 and admin charges)

  1. Please complete the sample visa form
  2. Post the completed visa form along with a two photos of 50 mm x 50 mm in white background and passport
  3. Visa processing time is 5 working days

For any further questions please contact us on 020 7487 9111.