Stamped India Visa or Evisa? Which one do you need?

New travelers going to India will notice that India offers 2 different options for tourist travel to India.  The first option is the standard visa that gets placed into the passport and the second option is the Evisa.  For India, the Evisa came into effect on February 4th, 2014.  Both options are great for entry into India but which one is best for you?  Let’s dig in.

In order to answer the question let’s first discuss what the benefits of the Evisa are in comparison to the standard stamped Visa. The first and most compelling benefit is the cost involved. The Evisa is $103.00 as opposed to the standard visa that comes out to $198.00 with shipping included. Another benefit of the Evisa option is that you do not have to turn in your passport and remain without it for a long period of time, since it is an electronic visa that does not require to be stamped in the passport. The stamped visa requires submitting your documents to the consulate and requires you be without it for several days or weeks. With this in mind, the last benefit is that a trip to the consulate is not required for the Evisa.

In regards to the stamped visa, you can request the visa which will be valid for 10 years with multiple entries but it costs about $90 more than the India Evisa. With this said, the India Evisa will only provide a validity of 4 months with two entries within that period of time. To figure out which visa best suits your needs, you should think about the cost and how many times you plan to travel to India. If you will be planning multiple trips to India over the course of 10 years than the stamped visa may be your best option. However, if you plan on going once and have not clear return plans then we would suggest the Evisa.

Luckily, we can assist with both the India Evisa and the India stamped visa. For more information, you can take a look at our website. Allow us to assist you in this process and make it as painless as possible for you. We can complete the Evisa electronically, which means you will simply have to print out your approval and take it with your original passport when traveling to India. We can submit your stamped visa if this is your preferred choice as well. Then, you can simply enjoy the wonders India has to offer!

Check out our website or call us at 888-336-0683 for any further information you may need!


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