Must be valid for six months beyond date of Indian Visa for United States Citizens application to obtain a visa.
BLANK PASSPORT PAGES:
Two pages required.
TOURIST VISA REQUIRED:
Yes. Travelers must enter in either on a paper visa, valid for 10 years for U.S. citizens, or an e-tourist visa.
Required for yellow fever if the traveler is arriving from an infected area; others are suggested.
CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY:
The possession of satellite phones is prohibited in India; Currency in excess of USD $5,000 must be declared. Please check with the Indian Embassy in Washington if you are planning to carry a large amount of currency into India.
CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT:
Check local law for reporting requirements for exiting with large quantities of foreign currency and Indian rupees.
For additional travel information
- Enroll in the Smart Indian Visa for US Citizens Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Call us in Washington, D.C. at 1-888-407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 1-202-501-4444 (from all other countries) from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution and Travel Advisories.
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- See traveling safely abroad for useful travel tips.
International Parental Child Abduction
India was cited in the State Department’s 2020 Annual Report to Congress on International Child Abduction for demonstrating a pattern of non-compliance with respect to international parental child abduction. Review information about International Parental Child Abduction in India. For additional IPCA-related information, please see the International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act (ICAPRA) report.
The Indian Visa for United States citizens / passport holders has been available as online application form since 2014 from the Indian Government. This visa to India allows travellers from United States and other countries to visit India for short term stays. These short term stays range between 30, 90 and 180 days per visit depending on the purpose of visit. There are 5 major categories of electronic India Visa (India eVisa) available to citizens of United States. The categories available to United States citizens for visit to India under the electronic India Visa or eVisa India regulations are for Tourist purposes, Business Visits or Medical Visit (both as a Patient or as medical attendant / nurse to the Patient) to visit India.
United States citizens who are visiting India for recreation / sightseeing / meeting friends / relatives / short term yoga programme / short term courses less than 6 months in duration can now apply for an electronic India Visa for Touristic purposes also known as eTourist Visa with either 1 month (2 entry), 1 year or 5 years of validity (multiple entries into India under 2 duration of visa).
Indian Visa from United States can be applied online on this website and can receive the eVisa to India by Email. The process is extremely simplified for the United States citizens. The only requirement is to have an Email Id, a Credit / Debit card in 1 of the 133 currencies or Paypal. The electronic Indian Visa (India eVisa) is an official document that permits entry into and travel within India.
Indian Visa for United States citizens will be sent via email, after they have completed the online application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment has been verified.