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Formalities for Traveling to India instruction by Delighted Journey

Traveling to India is very amazing but you have to follow some instructions:

  • Your passport valid for 6 months after the date of exit from Indian territory, with at least three blank pages, two of which face to face;
  • A tourist visa.

There are two ways to obtain your visa:

Online: the e-Tourist Visa or eTV (electronic visa)

You must obtain your eTV before your departure and print it, it will be presented, with your return plane ticket, upon boarding, and upon your arrival to the immigration service which will issue you with a single entry visa valid for 30 days.

The eTV involves a single entry into the country, and is non-expandable and non-modifiable. It is not valid for travel to protected or restricted areas, such as Sikkim.

The eTV must be requested online on the official website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html between one month and 4 days preceding your date of arrival in India. After completing the form, downloading a copy of the administrative page of your passport, an identity photo, your eTV will be sent to you by email.

The eTV is chargeable (80 USD online by credit card, amount subject to change without notice).
You must travel with the passport declared when applying for eTV.

• From https://vsfglobal.com: the classic visa
This procedure is mandatory when the conditions for obtaining the eTV cannot be met. After having completed the form and putting together the complete visa application file, you submit it to a referenced office or send it through a specialized organization. We invite you to check with the embassy for details of the necessary documents. Visa application form and travel certificate will be sent to you by us.

You are traveling with children

Minors are subject to the same obligations as adults. They must hold a passport valid for 6 months after the date of exit from Indian territory and a visa.

Since January 15, 2017, a minor child residing in Europe and who travels alone or with a person other than their parents must have an authorization to leave the territory (AST). This is a form drawn up and signed by a parent (or legal guardian).

Trips to traveling to India every few months!

Obtaining a second visa is subject to restrictions. A period of one month must be observed between each tourist visa (you must wait one month after the expiry date of the old visa to be able to submit a new application). No exemption is currently planned.

For other nationalities, please inquire with the Indian consular authorities in your country.

Passports must be in perfect condition (no stains, staples, paperclips, marks, tears, etc.).

Health information traveling to India.

No vaccination is obligatory.
Be up to date with classic vaccinations: diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, typhoid fever, hepatitis A.
(For certain subjects at risk: hepatitis B, rabies).
NB: vaccination against yellow fever is unnecessary (no yellow fever in Asia), but is required for anyone coming from Africa or tropical America.


Himalayan India: we consider that antimalarial treatment is not necessary for trekking in Himalayan India (Ladakh, Zanskar, Garwhal, etc.). Most of the time, trips take place above the living altitude of the carrying mosquito (female Anopheles), around 1,500 to 1,800 meters. At lower altitudes, at the start and end of the circuit, the regions crossed are generally not infested at the times concerned. Possible stopovers in Delhi and Agra present little risk.

South India, Rajasthan and other regions: it is advisable to take preventive treatment against malaria. Consult your doctor.
We advise you to use effective repellents for low altitude areas and transits.

Formalities for Traveling to India instruction by Delighted Journey

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