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India visa for South Africans

1. General information

- Visa India (e-Visa) is required for all foreigners planning to enter India including the South Africans. The e-Visa can be availed for maximum of two times in a calendar year i.e. between January to December- The validity of e-Visa approval letter is 120 days from the issued date. If it is expired, entry will be denied.

- The e-Visa has 3 sub-categories i.e., e-Tourist visa, e-Business Visa and e-Medical visa. Double entry is permitted on e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical Visa.

- The South Africans traveling to India for periods under 60 days can now apply for an Indian e-Visa before arriving. It is an electronic visa that allows its holder to visit India for touristic, business or medical purposes for up to 60 consecutive days. 

- The e-Visa fee once submitted is non-refundable as the fee is for processing of the application and is not dependent on either Grant or Rejection of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).


2. How does it work for South Africans?

The e-Visa for South Africans will be processed and issued electronically and sent to the traveler via email. When the traveler arrives in India, they will need to have biometric information taken at the airport or seaport and their passport will be stamped.

To apply for a visa you will need:

  • Valid Passport
  • A digital photo of yourself.
  • A passport scan of the information page.
  • Answer a set of personal questions.
  • Visa, Master, American Express or JCB credit cards for the payment

Below are some easy steps to apply for the India eVisa for the South Africans:

Step 1: Fill in India e-Visa application form online at

Step 2: Make online payment for the e-Visa approval fee. Then, keep checking your email to provide some additional information/documents from, which is required for your India visa processing.

Step 3: After some working hours/days, you will:

  • Receive visa approval letter (eVisa) via email
  • Print out the letter
  • Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer upon arrival in India.

Step 4: Get your India visa stamped in India arrival airport or seaports.

  • Upon arrival to one of India International Airports or Seaports, you present passport, visa approval letter to the Immigration officer to get your visa stamped.
  • Get their India visa stamped into passport by the Immigration Officers at the Immigration Desk

Note: India visa for South African processing time

For South Africans who need the eVisa to India, whether you are offered the NORMAL or UGENT INDIA VISA SERVICE, in which the processing of your India eVisa will be completed within only:

  • 3 working days for NORMAL service or
  • 2 working days for URGENT service or
  • 1 working day for SUPER URGENT service
  • 5 working hours for SUPER URGENT service

3. Available Ports of Entry for the South Africans

The e-Visa for the South Africans is valid for entry through 24 designated Airports and 3 designated seaports (see the table’s detail). However, the Chinese can take exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.

24 designated Airports
Ahmedabad Amritsar Bagdogra Bengaluru Calicut Chennai Chandigarh Cochin
Coimbatore Delhi Gaya Goa Guwahati Hyderabad Jaipur Kolkata
Lucknow Mangalore Mumbai Nagpur Pune Tiruchirapalli Trivandrum Varanas
3 designated seaports:
Cochin Goa Mangalore          

4. India eVisa fees for the South Africans

Currency: USD

Normal (3 working days) Urgent (2 working day) Super Urgent (1 working day) Super Urgent (5 working hours) Non working time (during the holiday, at the weekend)
India E-visa - Tourist
Purpose - 60 days- Double entry
50 plus 0 plus 30 plus 60 plus 90 plus 120
India E-visa - Business
Purpose - 60 days - Double entry
50 plus 0 plus 30 plus 60 plus 90 plus 120
India E-visa - Medical
Purpose - 60 days - Triple entry
50 plus 0 plus 30 plus 60 plus 90 plus 120

5. Documents required for the eVisa with the South Africans

With the India eVisa for the South Africans, besides answering some additional questions, you need to prepare the following information/documents:

- Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details (For all kinds of eVisa)

- Other documents:

+ Copy of Letter from the Hospital concerned in India on its letterhead (For e-Medical Visa)

+ For Copy of Business Card (For e-Business Visa)

+ For e-Business Visa visiting "To deliver lecture/s under Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN)":

  • Invitation of the host institute to the foreign faculty
  • Copy of the sanction order under GIAN issued by the National Coordinating Institute viz. IIT Kharagpur
  • Copy of the synopsis of the courses to be taken up by the faculty

6. Advantages of India Visa for SOUTH AFRICA citizens at

Goindiavisa is ready here to satisfy more than 100,000 (SOUTH AFRICA, Canada, UK...) clients from all over the all and make sure that you will be the next one. Our service is highly appreciated about the quality, secure and convenience. Furthermore, has useful extra services to help you find the most suitable from the first minutes in India as follows:

- Super urgent service in 1 working day

-Urgent service in 2 working days has full India visa information for you. In case you would like to get it quicker, you make contact South Africa by 24/7 hotline or directly chat or email South Africa to work with our well-educated and nice supporters. Don't hesitated to contact us, surely will you find satisfied with South Africa as NO WHERE BETTER THAN!

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If you need any further information about India visa for SOUTH AFRICA citizens or India vacations, feel free to contact South Africa at hotline +84.904.678.853 (available 24/7). Or email us at, our Customer-Care Consultants will respond within 2 hours during working time and 24 hours outside working time (GMT+5.5)

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