India Visa Fee Updated Information 2021 after COVID restrictions

Indian tourism industry, like all other countries has taken a big hit due to COVID – 19 and in 2021 looking at a road towards recovery. One of the measures taken by the Indian government was to Waive off India visa fee for the first 500,000 visa applicants. So if you are planning on visiting India in the near future. Hence, this would be the most appropriate time to file your India visa Application.

Also, the requirement for India visa has been changed. You need now have a self declaration as well as COVID certificate with you before you enter India. For updated 2021 India visa requirements read our related article

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India government as waived off India visa fee for the first 500,000 applications. Apply now to get your India visa at just processing fee cost of $25 with us.

We also take care of procuring your mandatory self declaration form for all foreigners visiting India.

Note: The duration of stay will be limited to 30 till Feb 2022.

Can you apply for India visa online after COVID ? What is the fee ?

Yes. India as opened its borders for international tourists . As of November 1 2022, you can apply for India visa online . Also,there is no fees for the first 500,000 applicants & you can start visiting India from November 15th 2022.

Please note that all India e-tourist visas issued before 15th October is invalid. Therefore,you need to make a new application and get your visa again if you so wish to visit India as a tourist. Also, as stated visa fee has been waived off for the first 500,000 applicants. Hence it is best to apply for your India visa now.

“All due protocols and norms relating to Covid-19 as notified by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare from time to time, shall be adhered to by the foreign tourists, carriers bringing them into India and all other stakeholders at landing stations,”

the government said in an official release.

Apply for India Visa Online

India government as waived off India visa fee for the first 500,000 applications. Apply now to get your India visa at just processing fee cost of $25 with us.

We also take care of procuring your mandatory self declaration form for all foreigners visiting India.

Note: The duration of stay will be limited to 30 till Feb 2022.

What is the cost of applying India tourist visa ? Is it more than 100 USD ?

No Indian government had reduced the visa fee from 100 USD to 25 USD from 2020. But many online providers provide the visa fee at USD 250 or more . Beware of such scams !!

Below we have made is clear as to what is the fee for 2021.

India Visa Fees Information: Updated to 2021

Just to reiterate, the first 500,000 visa applicants are exempted from any visa fee except consultation fee, eVisa for India is now available with a validity of one-month, one-year and five-years. Also note,if you apply for one-month e- tourist visa, you can have two entries/exits only.

Whereas, the rest of the two visa types allow you to enter multiple times in India. At the same time, new restrictions are implemented have been made on the stay period of each visa type. Moreover, the India visa fee for one year e-Tourist visa has been reduced as compared to the previous year.

The visa fee for India differs depending on the type and validity of your visa. Similarly, the visa fee differs depending on the country of origin. Likewise, travelers from neighboring countries Nepal and Bhutan can enter, stay and work in India without a visa. 

Except for Nepal and Bhutan, all other nationalities must obtain a valid India visa before entering India. But, as mentioned above, not all country nationals pay the same amount of fees for India visa. There are even some countries who can obtain a visa for Indian for free.

Citizens of the following countries are exempted from the Indian visa fees:

Argentina, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uruguay, and Vanuatu.

Citizens of all other countries, except Japan,  has to pay the below mentioned fees for e-Tourist visas.

The Indian visa fees for the Tourist Visa is here :

  • 1 month Indian eTourist Visa (April to June) : $10
  • 1 month India eTourist visa (remainder of the year): $25
  • 1 year India eTourist visa: $40
  • 5 year India eTourist visa : $80

Update for 2021

Indian Visa TypesIndia Visa FeeVisa Validity
e-Tourist Visa 30 Days$2530 Days – Double Entry
e-Tourist Visa 1 Year$40365 Days – Multiple Entry
e-Business Visa$80365 Days – Multiple Entry
e-Conference Visa$8030 Days – Single Entry
e-Medical Visa$8060 Days – Triple Entry
e-Medical Attendant Visa$8060 Days – Triple Entry

The Indian visa fees for Business Visa & Medical Visa are as follows based on the nationality

  • Free: Citizens of Argentina, Cook Islands, Fiji, Jamaica, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uruguay and Vanuatu.
  • $25: Citizens of Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka, South Korea
  • $80: Citizens of the majority of countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.$100 Citizens of the US, Rassia, Ukraine, Mozambique and UK (If you want to start your own business in the UK, you need a UK Innovator visa. Here you can read some benefits of the UK Innovator Visa.)

In addition to the India visa fee, a bank charge of 2.5% of the fee must be paid.

Apply for India Visa Online

India government as waived off India visa fee for the first 500,000 applications. Apply now to get your India visa at just processing fee cost of $25 with us.

We also take care of procuring your mandatory self declaration form for all foreigners visiting India.

Note: The duration of stay will be limited to 30 till Feb 2022.

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  • Fill our India visa Application form here
  • You will have to make an inital payment of $3 to process your India visa application
  • Your visa application will be sent to you & you can verify your information on it and confirm and make your balance payment.

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