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GERMANS ELIGIBLE FOR TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL ENABLED BY ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization)

GERMANS ELIGIBLE FOR TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL ENABLED BY ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization)

Consulate General of India Frankfurt

PRESS RELEASE

GERMANS ELIGIBLE FOR TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL ENABLED BY ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization)

Government of India has introduced Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) enabled by ETA on           27 November 2014 to facilitate German travellers visiting India. *Please note that a copy of the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) received after the online application is to be carried along at the time of travel.

PURPOSE AND VALIDITY OF TVoA BY ETA

  • Foreigners whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sight-seeing, short duration medical treatment, casual business visit, casual visit to meet friends or relatives.  Not valid for any other purpose/activities.
  • Entry into India within 30 days from the date of approval of ETA.
  • Valid for 30 days stay in India from the date of arrival in India.
  • Allowed to enter and depart from any of the 9 Airports, viz, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai & Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Cannot be availed more than twice in a calendar year.

WHO ALL ARE ELIGIBLE

  • German nationals holding an ordinary Passport with minimum six months validity.
  • Foreigners travelling on passport other than ordinary Passport such as Diplomatic, Official, Special and Service passports are not eligible for TVoA service.
  • Should not have a residence or occupation in India.
  • Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL (ENABLED BY ETA)

  • Applicants may apply online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html.
  • The online application should be submitted minimum 4 days in advance and maximum 30 days of proposed date of travel.
  • Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport to be uploaded while applying.
  • A fee of US $ 60/- (+ bank transaction charges) to be paid online for the grant of ETA for Tourist Visa-on-Arrival.
  • Fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstance.
  • Online application will be processed only after fee is paid online.
  • Decision on TVoA Application will be conveyed by e-mail.  Therefore, applicants are advised to ensure that correct e-mail address is provided.
  • Applicant can also track the status of their application online on the TVoA website by selecting the link "VISA STATUS", and entering their Application ID Number and Passport Number.
  • Applicant should carry a copy of ETA along with him/her at the time of travel.
  • Tourist Visa on Arrival once issued is non-extendable, non-convertible and not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas.
  • Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at the TVoA Counter at the Airport on arrival in India.
  • This facility is in addition to the existing Visa Services.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ALONG WITH APPLICAITON

  • Scanned Page of Passport containing photo and personal details.
  • The digital photograph to be uploaded.
  • Photo should present full face, front view, eyes open.
  • Background should be plain light coloured or white background.
  • No shadows on the face or on the background.

** In case any assistance is required call the Visa support centre at +91-11-24300666 or send an email to indiatvoa@gov.in