As a minimum, information provided applies to Australian passport holders visiting the destination as a tourist (not business), and is subject to change without notice. It's important to recheck the requirements prior to your departure. You will be given information on how to apply for your visa around the time that final monies are due. We will be in touch with you by email.
You must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country and have at least two blank passport pages for stamping.
A visa is required for foreign nationals.
You can apply for your visa to India anytime from now till 5 days prior to departure with the E-Visa option. You should apply as soon as convenient and at least 5 days before you travel. However, we strongly recommend that you make the online application as soon as possible as from experience, the Indian government website can ‘drop out’ and sometimes it is possible this can occurring while you are in the midst of making the online application – obviously not convenient.
Cost is approximately AU$80-$95
This is an online application so you will not have to send away your passport.
Please click this link to apply for your India visa online. CLICK HERE
You will require:
* A scanned bio page of your passport showing your photograph and details
* A digital photograph must be uploaded in JPEG format (minimum 10kb, maximum 1MB)
* The height and width of the photo must be equal – 2 inches x 2 inches
* Photo should present full face, front view, eyes open and without spectacles
* Centre head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin
* Background should be plain light coloured or white
* No shadows on the face or on the background
Information you will require to apply for your visa:
Date of Departure:
Citizenship: NA (Unless you have a citizenship)
Visible ID: NA (Unless you have a tattoo or visible ID)
Places you will visit: e.g Dehli, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur
There are other details provided at time of documentation.
2. USE A VISA SERVICE
Tex visa’s are able to assist you with getting a visa.
You may prefer this option if you are not proficient with completing online applications and/or uploading photos on line. If you require a visa for multiple entries or simply prefer this option over the online E-Visa option.
If you wish to use this service please contact Tex Visas (02) 9332-2424
Cost is approximately AU$315
It takes around 10 working days to have your visa processed and passport returned to you.
3. TOURST VISA ALTERNATIVE
The diplomatic missions now use an outsourced agency for all visa services for India.
For more information please visit: http://www.vfsglobal.com/india/australia/
This services offers application centres in most capital cities, this service allows you to apply for your visa for India in person if you prefer.
Note: The majority of travellers would not want to take this option as the cost is higher and requires your passport to be sent away. However, we are telling you about this option in case you experience technical difficulties with the online application for the online E-Visa option we detailed as option 1.
Cost is approximately AU$220.
It takes around 5-7 working days for your visa to be processed.
Please note costs mentioned above were correct as at 23 July and are subject to change at any time.
Once you have obtained your visa, please let us know so we can update our records.