India e-Visa requirements for citizens from Afghanistan

India is one of the friendliest of Afghanistan's neighboring countries. Afghanistan also organizes pilgrimage tours to India every year. There is one thing you need to know if you love traveling to India, and that is, that you must get a Visa according to Indian law first. It normally takes time to prepare and wait for a response, but now, thanks to e-Visa, the process takes less than 30 minutes to complete and a result arrives in less than 03 business days.

In this article, you will find all of the information and requirements for the India e-Visa for Afghan citizens.

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Types of India e-Visa for Afghan citizens

Since Afghanistan is not listed among the 'exempt countries' for Indian visas, Afghan citizens must obtain an Indian visa. There are 05 types of electronic visas (e-Visas):

  • e-Tourist Visa: allows you to stay in India for 30 days, it cannot be extended or converted. It is a double-entry visa.In addition, there are 02 other types of e-Tourist visa for Afghan travelers who want to remain in the country longer. From 16 March 2022, the Indian Government restored India 1 year e-tourist visa and India 5 years e-tourist visa. They can be used for many purposes such as tourism, participation in a short-term yoga program, enrollment in short-term courses in local languages, or voluntary work (not exceeding one month). These types of visa are valid for 365 days (for a 1-year e-tourist visa) and up to 5 years (for a 5-year e-tourist visa) from the date of ETA issuance with multiple entries into the country. However, each stay cannot exceed 90 days.
  • e-Business Visa: This visa is valid for 365 days from the date of grant of the ETA. You can stay 365 days, but not continuously for 180 days. It is possible to enter multiple times.
  • e-Medical Visa: With the medical e-Visa, you enter India three times and stay there for 60 days.
  • e-Conference Visa: This visa has a validity of 04 months from the issued date, allowing you to stay in India for 30 days with a single entry.
  • E-Emergency X-Misc for Afghan only: This visa is granted for Afghan nationals wanting to evacuate to India to apply online. It is valid for 4 months from the issued date.

Indian visa requirements for Afghan citizens

In order to obtain an Indian e-Visa, Afghan citizens need to provide the following information:

  • A valid passport is valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry with one blank page for verification marking. The biographical page of your passport must be scanned.
  • Your passport-sized portrait with a white background.

There are also variable supplementary documents that Afghan citizens must meet to apply for a particular type of visa:

  • For India e-Conference visa: An invitation letter from the organizer and Political clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India.
  • An Invitation letter from the host and an ID card/Passport of the host(Indian e-Business visa applications only).
  • For e-Medical visa: A letter from the Indian hospital or medical center where the applicant will be treated.
  • E-Emergency X-Misc for Afghan only: An ID card of the applicant.

We recommend that you consider the following as an advantageous conditions to process your e-visa:

  • Regularly check your email address for results.
  • COVID-19 insurance (optional): You might include this document to boost your chances of approval.

After completing the essential document preparation, you can begin applying for an Indian e-Visa by filling out the online form, then following our instructions, and ultimately receiving your approved e-visa by your email within 03 days.

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Apply for an Indian e-Visa as Afghan citizens

Afghan citizens seeking an Indian e-Visa must follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: You will select the type of e-Visa and the processing time at this step. Personal and passport details are necessary. Passport information and personal information are required.
  • Step 2: Once the form is submitted, you will need to pay the e-Visa fee online. After that, all you need to do is check your email for any further information or updates. To assist with the processing of your Indian visa, you may need to provide additional documentation.
  • Step 3: After submitting your application for review, you will be able to track the progress of your visa application through your email. Depending on the type of processing time you selected, your India visa will take a different amount of time to process. After approval, applicants must complete the following:

Print out an e-Visa for the trip to India.

All the above-mentioned documents must be presented along with your visa upon arrival in India.

  • Step 4: Have your Indian visa stamped by immigration at the airport or seaport.

After you have your Indian visa stamped into your passport at the immigration desk, you are ready to depart!

Indian e-Visa fee for Afghan citizens

To apply for an India e-Visa, you will need to pay 02 types of India e-Visa fees : the Government fee and the Service fee. The Government fee is regulated by Indian authorities and cannot be altered. You can choose one of 03 types of services, and the service fee will vary accordingly, depending on your situation:

  • Normal: Basic application service that ensures you will receive your Visa within 03 business days.
  • Urgent: You won't have to wait long with this choice because it can help you receive your Visa in as little as 24 hours.
  • Super Urgent: This type of service is used in emergencies when you need a Visa quickly. You can get your Visa in about 05 business hours with this type of service.

Payment options include electronic transactions and wire transfers. You can choose a payment unit such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or PayPal when making an electronic payment.