With a new change in visa rules, it is now easier than ever to visit India, as UK citizens (and those of 112 other countries) can purchase a tourist visa online in a simpler - and cheaper - process.
The e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) allows arrival at 16 airports in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Goa, Jaipur, Chennai and Kolkata.
The visa is valid for 30 days from the date of arrival, and the cost is currently USD 60 plus processing fees of around USD 2. The application for an e-Tourist Visa can be made a minimum of 4 days prior to the date of arrival in India, and no more than 30 days in advance.
With your online application you must upload a copy of the front page of your passport and a photo taken within the last 6 months, of your head and shoulders against a white background. This photo must be of equal height and width and no larger than 1MB. Once the online form is completed, you can expect to receive your visa within 4 days.
The visa can be obtained online as an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
We look forward to welcoming you to India soon!