India is famous for its diversity, its spices, cuisine, folklore, music, and the arts. India has one of the richest and vivid cultures, histories and legacy in the world. India also is home to the ancient Indus Valley civilization. The Government of the Republic of India, the Bureau of Immigration, the Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, and the Ministry of Tourism ensures that its jurisdiction functions well within wider employment marketplace, viable, society, community, welfare, and security frameworks to advance the people of India’s well-being. To this effect, the Ministry of Home Affairs extended its security processes in order not to make India a route for illegal migration.
The MHA and the BOI select foreign nationals as citizens, permanent and temporary residents of India. They also offer protection to refugees. The MHA and the BOI also creates, develops, and administers India’s policy for entry by foreign nationals, which sets the conditions for entering and remaining in India. The Republic of India also conducts, in collaboration with its partners, the screening of potential permanent and temporary residents to protect the people of India’s wellbeing, health, safekeeping, and security. Essentially, the Republic of India, the MHA, and the BOI build a robust and vigorous India by assisting immigrants and refugees settle and completely assimilate into the Indian society and the economy, and by inspiring, encouraging and enabling Indian citizenship.
All international visitors wishing to enter India are required to hold a valid national passport with a valid visa or e-Visa which has limited categories from the Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs. An Indian e-Visa is acceptable only under the following categories:
1. e-Tourist Visa – The Government of India established an online e-Tourist Visa for 43 countries on 11/27/2014. As per the existing instructions of the Government of India, a Tourist Visa can only be granted to a foreigner who does not have a residence or occupation in India and whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives, etc. (*See Note) No other activity is permissible on a Tourist Visa. The Tourist Visa is non-extendable and non-convertible. It allows for continuous stay during each visit and shall not exceed 90 days for countries except the USA, UK, Canada, and Japan. For the USA, UK, Canada, and Japan continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days. The e-Tourist Visa is valid for:
- 30 Days – Double Entry, non-extendable and non-convertible
- One (1) Year – Lasts 365 days from issue date and allows for multiple entries.
- Five (5) Years – Lasts 5 years from issue date and allows for multiple entries.
2. e-Business Visa – Valid for One (1) Year – Lasts 365 days from issue date and allows for multiple entries. It allows for continuous stay during each visit and shall not exceed 180 days. If the visitor intends to stay for more than 180 days, then registration with the applicable FRRO/FRO within two weeks after 180 days have passed.
3. e-Conference Visa – Valid for 30 Days for a single entry only.
4. e-Medical Visa – Valid for Sixty (60) days from the date of arrival into India with Three entries allowed.
5. e-Medical Attendant Visa – Valid for Sixty (60) days from the date of arrival into India with Three entries allowed.
*Note: The Government of India has decided to lift the restriction on the e-Tourist Visa of the two-month gap on re-entry of foreign nationals coming to India except in case of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistan origin and Stateless persons. The Bureau of Immigration and the Foreigners Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs controls the principles and measures with regard to foreigners’ entry into, stay in and exit from India, and the scope and implementation of the protection to be provided for foreigners who seek protection from India, and the establishment, duties, mandate, and responsibilities of the Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs.
An Indian Electronic Visa (e-Visa), as prescribed under the Passport (Entry in India) Act, 1920, The Foreigners Act, 1946, The Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939 and The Registration of Foreigners Rules, 1992; and that attempting to obtain an Indian e-Visa by the willful & deliberate misrepresentation of a material fact, or fraud, is an offense under the Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India https://boi.gov.in and may result in the permanent refusal of an e-Visa, or adjudicated inadmissibility for entry into the Republic of India as well as removal from the Republic of India and its territories after entry has been granted based on such willful misrepresentations.
If your electronic visa application is approved, it establishes that you are eligible to travel, but does not establish that you are admissible to enter the Republic of India. Upon arrival into the Republic of India, you will be inspected by a Border Services Officer at a port of entry who will ask to see your passport as well as other documents. The border services officer may determine that you are inadmissible for any reason under the Republic of India’s law. It is your responsibility to convince the officer that you are eligible for entry into the Republic of India.
All information provided by you, or on your behalf by a designated third party, must be true and correct. An Indian electronic Visa (e-Visa) may be revoked at any time and for any reason, such as new information influencing eligibility. You may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties if you knowingly and willfully make a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in an electronic Visa (e-Visa) application submitted by you or on your behalf.
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