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INDIA VISA . EVISA

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Last Updated: 14/07/2022
Before Entering to India:
1. Travellers from specified countries listed below, including Australia, may upload their vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test report to support their Air Suvidha declaration.
See countries here: https://static.mygov.in/rest/s3fs-public/mygov_164447099697519711.pdf
2. You must complete a COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test within 72 hours of travel and upload negative test results to the Air Suvidha website (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration)
3. The Aarogya Setu app (https://www.aarogyasetu.gov.in/) must be downloaded to your mobile to enable contact tracing and self-assessment government application, upon arrival in India.
Quarantine Requirements
1. Travellers found to be symptomatic during screening on arrival shall be immediately isolated and taken to medical facility as per health protocol. If tested positive, their contacts shall be identified and managed as per health protocols.
2. All travellers will self-monitor their health for next 14 days of arrival.
Other Information
1. If you test positive or develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 under home quarantine or self-monitoring, you will need to self-isolate and report to the nearest health facility or call the National / State Helpline Number.
2. Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre- and post-arrival testing. However, if they developed symptoms for COVID-19 on arrival or during home quarantine period, they will undergo testing and treated as per the covid protocols.
3. Thermal screening would be carried out in respect of all the passengers by the health officials present at the airport. The self-declaration form filled online should be shown to the airport health staff.
4. If any passenger reports symptoms of COVID-19 during flight, he/she will be isolated and transferred to a medical facility as per the state’s health protocol.
5. International travellers arriving through seaports/land ports will also have to undergo the same protocol as above, except that facility for online registration is not available for such passengers currently. They will need to submit the self-declaration form to the available authorities at the seaport/land port upon arrival.

View the complete COVID-19 Guidelines

GENERAL VISA INFORMATION


Australians require a visa to travel to India. You will need to obtain a visa prior to your departure.


You can either obtain a regular visa issued in your passport prior to departure or apply for an eVisa (Electronic Visa). Travellers cannot obtain a visa on arrival. It is recommended to apply for your regular India visa within 3 months before your departure date, and for India eVisa within 2 months before departure date.


EVISA (ELECTRONIC VISA)

Australians are among the eligible countries that can apply for India eVisa. The eVisa is a multiple entry 365 days validity with a maximum of 90 days stay. The eVisa takes 3 business days to process and there are NO URGENT processing option.

To be eligible for the eVisa, the purpose of travel must be for the following reasons :

- Recreation
- Sight seeing
- Business
- Conference, Seminar or Workshop organized by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India
- Visit family and friends
- Short term yoga programme
- Medical treatment
- e-Medical visa attendant holder

IMPORTANT NOTE:

For Conference eVisa, the visa validity is 30 days from the date of entry and only permit as a single entry.

With the eVisa grant, the travelers are forbidden to perform the following :

- Employment
- Journalism
- Volunteer or NGO

The following nationals are eligible to apply for the eVisa:

Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon Union Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati,Kyrgyzstan , Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger Republic, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal , Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Uganda,Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

The eVisa is only eligible for entry through 28 Airports and 5 Seaports :

Airports:

- Ahmedabad
- Amritsar
- Bagdogra
- Bengaluru
- Bhubaneshwar
- Calicut
- Chennai
- Chandigarh
- Cochin
- Coimbatore
- Delhi
- Gaya
- Goa
- Guwahati
- Hyderabad
- Jaipur
- Kolkata
- Lucknow
- Madurai
- Mangalore
- Mumbai
- Nagpur
- Portblair
- Pune
- Tiruchirapalli
- Trivandrum
- Varanasi
- Vishakhapatnam

Seaports:

- Cochin
- Goa
- Mangalore
- Mumbai
- Chennai

Yellow Fever

Travelers arriving from Yellow Fever affected countries must show a copy of their YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD at the port of entry, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We recommend that you apply for the eVisa through a visa agency as most evisa fees are non refundable and there is limited visa support to applicants. Through a visa agent you can be assured that your application meets the current requirements and is obtained correctly.


OUR VISA SERVICE

Our visa processing services, all visa applications goes through our pre-check service to meet the strict visa requirements before submitting for visa processing. All approved visas are post-checked to ensure the visas are issued as requested.


IMPORTANT

All travellers are required to comply with the visa requirements. This will prevent your visa application from being rejected or delayed.

Passport

Please ensure your original passport has a validity of at least 6 months with a minimum of 2 blank visa pages. This will avoid any complications at the airport check-in, customs and immigration checkpoints.

Passport conditions that may affect the assessment of your visa application and potentially being denied entry into the country:

  • Expired passport or due to expire before arrival or during your trip.
  • Water damaged passport that cannot be scanned to identify the person.
  • Cut or torn passports depending on the degree of the damage may be considered void.

Visa Application Form

Please note when completing the visa application form, an incomplete or incorrect completion of the visa application form can cause delays, in certain cases you may be required to complete a new visa application form.

Photo

You need to provide a recent passport size colour photo ( 50mm x 50mm dimensions ) taken within the last 6 months.

Flight Itinerary

You are required to provide a copy of your flight itinerary showing your full name, with details of your entry and exit dates.

Supporting Document

You may be required to provide additional supporting documents depending on the type of visa you apply.


Minors

Children under 15 years of age needs to comply with the same visa requirements as adults.

Unaccompanied minors

A letter of consent by the parents may be required. In some circumstance, additional supporting documents may need to be submitted with the application.


VISA REQUIREMENTS AND FEES

Find the visa requirements, visa fees and our service fees that applies to Australia passport nationality.

View the complete list of visa requirements by citizen/passport nationality page.