India Offers Foreign nationals from 43 countries tourist visa-on-arrival (TVoA) online, entitling them to enter India anytime within 30 days of the approval. The electronic travel authorisation, which will be in the form of an email sent by Indian authorities, will entitle the tourists to a 30-day stay in India.
The India TVoA enabled with ETA facility is available to foreigners whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, short duration medical treatment, casual business visit, casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc. It is not valid for any other purpose/activities.The facility will encourage people to travel with short-term planning, take via routes while travelling to other countries and bring family members while on business visits.
Basically prospective foreign visitor will be able to apply for an Indian visa from his/her home country online, without visiting the Indian mission and also pay the visa fee online. Once approved, the applicant will receive an email authorising him/her to travel to India and he/she can travel with a print-out of this authorization. On arrival, the visitor has to present the authorisation to the immigration authorities who would then stamp the entry into the country.
The TVoA enabled with ETA facility will be available at nine international airports in the country namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Goa.
The facility may be availed no more than twice in a calendar year.
India has been the centre of attraction for people around the world since the ancient times due to its philosophy and spiritualism.Launch of the TVoA enabled with ETA scheme is a dream come true for the the Indian tourism industry & will send a clear message that India is serious in making travel to the country easy.