India is a diverse country where people of different religions, cultures, languages, ethnicities, and dietary practices have peacefully coexisted for centuries. The diversity in India is not just limited to its people but also extends to its natural landscape and geographical features; as such, one can find deserts, oceans, and hill stations in just one country. India is a melting pot of diverse religions, cultures, and languages. All this makes India an exotic tourist destination worth visiting once in a lifetime. Visiting India is like visiting multiple nations at once. To visit India, one needs an India visa for Malagasy citizens.?
What should you know about Visa Services?
Getting a visa can be a tiresome process that involves going to the embassy, submitting documents, getting an appointment, and then getting a visa. Malagasy citizens now don't need to go through such a tiresome and time-consuming process. Now eVisa Mart provides visa services to the citizens of Malagasy/Madagascar. Malagasy citizens can now apply online for their visas and wait to get it approved. The approval/confirmation is processed within 72 hours. Once the application is approved, one is now ready to travel to India.?
Activities/Purposes for which visa is issued
Visa is issued to the Malagasy citizens for the following purposes-
Tourism and exploring the country.
A casual meeting with friends and relatives.
Attending short term yoga programs (not more than six months duration).
To attend short term classes on Indian languages, music, art, dance, craft, cuisine, and Indian systems of medicine.?
Medical treatment (this includes getting medical treatment under an Indian system of medicine)
Attendants of Medical Visa holders can also get a Visa.
For Business Activities (Business meetings)-For attending workshops, conferences, and seminars
Things to Keep in Mind before Applying for Visa
Your passport should have a validity period of at least six months from the day you arrive in India.
Your passport should also have two blank pages for stamping.
You are not eligible for visa services if you are a person of Pakistani origin. If you are a person of Pakistani origin, you should apply for a regular visa at the Indian embassy in Antananarivo.
Diplomats are not eligible for online visa services.
An individual should have a separate passport. Individuals endorsed on a parent's spouse's passport cannot get a visa.
Visa is non-convertible and non-extendable.
The visa is applicable just for the mentioned entry points on the visa.
What are the various types of visas one can apply for?
The following types of Visas are available to the Malagasy citizens: -
Business e visa: - This type of visa is issued to attend business meetings or other business activities. It is issued for one year from the grant of ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization). Multiple entries are allowed under it. Multiple stays during each visit should not be of more than 180 days. If one intends to stay for more than 180 days, one should get himself registered at an FRRO/FRO within two weeks of the expiry of 180 days.
Conference e visa: - This type of visa is issued for the sole purpose of attending conferences, seminars, and workshops. It is issued for 30 days from the day of entry. Only a single entry is allowed under this visa.?
Medical e visa: - This type of visa is issued to people who want to get themselves treated in India. Treatments under the Indian systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha, Yunani, Yoga, and Naturopathy are also included in this visa. This visa is issued for 60 days from the date of arrival. Three entries are permitted under this visa and it is valid for 120 days from the issued date of visa.
Medical Attendant e visa: - This visa is issued to the attendants of Medical Visa holders. Just like E-Medical Visa, it is issued for 60 days from the date of arrival. Three entries are permitted under it. Only two attendants are allowed for one Medical Visa holder.
What is the process followed while applying for the visa?
The application process for a visa isn't very difficult if you know the right procedure and documents required. Getting a Visa in a four-step process-
Steps 1- First in the online application process, one should upload his recent photo along with the front page of the passport.
Step 2- Payment of Visa Fee: - Visa Fee has to be paid online. One can use debit cards, credit cards, to pay his visa fee. The Visa fee is not refundable once paid. No other processing fee is charged.
Step 3- Receiving ETA: - ETA stands for Electronic Travel Authorization. The Electronic Travel Authorization or ETA is delivered by e-mail.?
Step 4- Getting the Passport Stamped: - After receiving ETA, a printout of it should be taken. The printout of the ETA should be presented at the immigration Check Post where the immigration officer would stamp the visa on the passport.
With just these four steps, your visa application is submitted, and you have just to wait to get it approved.
How to Check the Status of Visa Application
For checking the status of your Visa application, you can check online and click on the "Check Your Visa Status" tab. Confirmation or rejection is usually communicated within 72 hours through e-mail.?
All set? Have a great trip!
Thus we see that getting an India visa for Malagasy citizens is quite a simple and hassle-free process. One can either get an online e visa or a Regular Visa. So if you are thinking of visiting India, it is time to act up and file up your visa application. A regular visa can be obtained from the embassy, but one has to go to the embassy to get it. For getting an online Indian visa, no travel is required. The process is completely electronic. You can get an e visa to India from the comfort of your home.