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Q1. I want to travel to India. Can I apply online for e-visa?

A1. If you are travelling to India for tourism, casual business or medical reasons, you can apply online for e-visa. There are three types of electronic visas: e-Tourist visa,e-Business Visa and e-Medical visa.

Q2. How can I apply online for e-visa?

A2. You can apply online through Government of India website link: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

Q3. What is the meaning of 120 days window for application?

A3. You can apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days. Example: If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 2nd Jan

Q4. What documents should be uploaded in the application?

A4. You need to upload 3 documents
i) Recent front facing photograph with white background
ii) Photo page of Passport containing personal details like name,date of birth, nationality, expiry date.
iii) Additionally one more document depending upon the e-Visa type would also be required to be uploaded.

Q5. Can I upload the document in Chinese?

A5. All documents uploaded by the applicant including business cards, invitation letters etc.must be in English language, failing which e-Visa application would be liable for rejection.

Q6. I am not able to upload my photograph on the form?

A6. Please ensure that the photograph is in JPEG format. The photo size should be at least 10 KB and not more than 10 MB.

Q7. How can I check my visa status?

A7. Applicants can track the status of their application online by clicking ‘Visa Status’ on the website.

Q8. What is the visa fee and how to pay?

A8. The visa fee for Chinese nationals is 50 US$ and payment can be made online through the official website.

Q9. What is the validity period of e-visa?How long can I stay in India?

A9. The validity of e-Visa will be 60 days from the date of arrival in India. Double entry is permitted one-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical Visa.

Q10. Do I have to carry the copy of visa application form at the time of travel to India?

A10. You do not have to carry copy of visa application form. Please carry a copy of ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization)received in your email.

Q11. If I have the e-visa, can I enter India through any city?

A11. E-Visa is valid for entry through 24 designated Airports (i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai,Chandigarh,Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur,Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum& Varanasi) and 3 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore).However, you can take exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.

Q12. How many times I can avail e-Visa?

A12. E-visa can be availed for maximum of two times in a calendar year i.e. between January to December.

Q13. I need help with filling the application form. Who can I call?

A13. For any assistance call 24 * 7 e-Visa support center at +91-11-24300666 or send email to indiatvoa@gov.in