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Visa for India for US citizens

1. About the India eVisa for US citizens

- Visa India (e-Visa) is required for all foreigners planning to enter India including the US citizens. 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 US citizens 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 US citizens?

The e-Visa for US citizens 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 US citizens:

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 US citizens processing time

For US citizens 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 US citizens

The e-Visa for the US citizens is valid for entry through 24 designated Airports and 3 designated seaports (see the table’s detail). However, the US citizens 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 visa fees for the US citizens

Currency: USD

(including Government Fees)
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
115 plus 0 plus 30 plus 60 plus 90 plus 120
India E-visa - Business
Purpose - 60 days - Double entry
115 plus 0 plus 30 plus 60 plus 90 plus 120
India E-visa - Medical
Purpose - 60 days - Triple entry
115 plus 0 plus 30 plus 60 plus 90 plus 120

5. Documents required for the eVisa with the US citizens

With the India eVisa for the US citizens, 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

Hopefully this information is clear and useful for you. If you may need a quick the India eVisa for the US citizens, kindly click the below button to get your eVisa India now:

If you need any further information about India visa for US citizens or India vacations, feel free to contact us 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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