Offer of E-Tourist Visa Fee Based on Tourist Footfall (Download PDF)

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The Indian government has planned to offer a flexible e-tourist visa regime for more than 160 countries based on tourist footfall. The e-tourist visa fee would be higher for peak season of July to March whereas the fee would be lower during lean period of April to June. The main objective is to encourage more foreign tourists to visit India.

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Overview

  • To promote e-visa and ease its flexibility both the Union Home Ministry and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) have given approval.

  • There is a validity of 30 to 5 years for e-visa ranging between $10 and $80.

  • For tourists belonging to Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) there would be no visa fee. These consist of 14 Pacific Island nations namely Cook Islands, Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Niue Island, Samoa, Fiji, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Tonga. For tourist belonging to Mauritius, Uruguay, Myanmar, Indonesia, Jamaica, Seychelles and South Africa and Argentina the visa fee has been further exempted.

  • All those countries to whom India has extended e-visa facility will pay $10 for 30 day e-visa during lean season and will have to pay $25 during peak period.

  • For 1 year e-visa tourists have to pay $40 and $80 for 5-years e-visa.

  • The 30-day lean period visa fee is suggested to cost $10 for tourists belonging to Singapore, Japan and Sri Lanka. As far as the peak season is concerned the fee is $25 for 30 days to 1 year and 5-years.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 15, 2019

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