Indian e Visa requirements for US citizens

To enter India, U.S citizens need a visa. Currently, Americans can obtain the India eVisa for short-term stays. In 2014, the country introduced an electronic visa system that allowed citizens of over 60 countries to apply online for visas.  

During the following years, India added more countries to the eligibility list. An India e-Visa is available to US citizens, which is a multiple-entry visa and allows for stays of up to 180 days in the country. 

The U.S citizens can obtain an Indian electronic visa for purposes of tourism, business, or medical treatment. 

United States citizens need to have the following documents ready for the eVisa to India:

  • Please provide your email address
  • Visa Card / Mastercard / AMEX card / Paypal Account
  • Passport valid for 6 months

The electronic India visa for US citizens will be available within 3-4 business days. In certain cases rush processing can be attempted. You should apply for an India visa at least four days before you travel.