Indian e-Visa requirements for Italian citizens
The Indian government introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) in 2014, which can be called e-visa, allowing citizens of over 150 countries around the world to travel to India.
With this new system, it is easier for travelers to obtain an Indian e-Visa, and it is a more efficient way to obtain a Visa. In this article, let’s figure out Indian e-Visa requirements for Italian Citizens.
1. Indian e-Visa for Italian citizens
The Indian government requires all foreigners including Italians arriving in India to apply and obtain an Indian visa in advance of their trip. With Indian e-visa, there are various types available for Italian citizens, depending on the purpose of your trip to India.
Italians can apply for the Indian e-Visa from Italy with these types:
- e-Tourist Visa: you can stay in India for up to 30 days from the date of entry, single-entry, and cannot be extended.
- e-Business Visa: valid for 365 days from the date of ETA grant with multiple entries. However, with this type of business Visa, for each period of stay, you shall not stay for 180 consecutive days.
- e-Conference Visa: you can stay in India for up to 30 days from the date of arrival in India.
- e-Medical Visa: you can stay in India for up to 60 days from the date of your first entry into India with triple entry.
2. Indian visa requirements for Italian citizens
E-visa applications for Indian tourists are processed within three business days and may be faster with our support if you need it. To apply for an Indian e-Visa, travelers must fulfill the following requirements:
- Passport with at least 6 months validity and 1 blank page for verification markings.
- Scanned biographical pages of your passport and a passport-sized portrait photo with clear background.
In addition, to drive your e-visa approval, you could consider these below:
- Recommended: Indian trip itinerary and/or invitation letter: to prove your purpose of entry as well as you will not overstay for other reasons.
- COVID-19 insurance (optional): you can choose to add this kind of document in order to increase your chance of getting approved and more importantly, keep your benefits when traveling abroad.
3. Apply for an Indian e-Visa as citizens from Italy
There are four simple steps that Italian citizens must follow when applying for an Indian visa:
- Step 1: Start by completing the Indian visa application form. You can choose the type of visa and the processing time that you prefer. Add your personal information and passport information.
- Step 2: You must pay your e-Visa fee online after completing the form. Then, you should watch your email for any further information or updates. You can be asked to supply additional documentation to help with the Indian visa process.
- Step 3: After a few working days, check your email to see how your India visa application is progressing. The processing time for your visa depends on the type of processing time you specified. Following approval, applicants must:
Print the e-Visa out to prepare for the trip to India.
When you arrive in India, make sure that you have all the above-mentioned documents ready to present to immigration agents with your visa.
- Step 4: Obtain a visa stamp from Indian immigration at the airport or port of entry. You are now ready to leave for India!
4. Indian visa fees for Italian citizens
There are two Indian e-Visa fees involved with applying for an Indian visa online (a service fee and a government fee). With the service fee, we offer three options for you to choose from according to your needs:
- Normal: You can get your e-Visa in 3 business days.
- Urgent: With this option, you get your Visa in a maximum of 24 hours.
- Super urgent: For emergencies, this is the best option. You can get a visa as soon as possible, sometimes just 5 business hours.
Payment method: you can choose either electronic payment or wire transfer. For electronic payment, there are many options that you can choose from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or PayPal.
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