Visa is important if one wants to enter any other country. However long gone are the days when people use to line up at the embassy and fill up forms to get a visa. Now in digital days, the ways have turned digital too. For now if one is traveling from Palestine to India, then they can simply acquire their e-visa online through eVisa Mart. This will save the time and effort of people many times. All one needs to do is fill up the online form, upload the required scanned documents. And get the e-Visa approved and processed within a few days and delivered to the e-mail address of the applicant.?
What is e-Visa?
eVisa to India is a venture started in the year 2014 by the Indian government to make visa applications an easy and quick task. This facility is not for all, but only for 150 countries which are listed under the e-visa platform. People from these countries can easily apply for e-visa to India from Palestine online.
This visa is a part of the electronic travel authorization process. One will have to have a print out of the e-visa with them while traveling from their country to India, after reaching India; the immigration authorities will stamp the traveler's passport with a visa on arrival stamp. After this only, one can leave the airport.
Where is the e-Visa valid?
e-Visa is valid only for air and sea travel. That is, if one is planning to reach India by land, then they need to have a traditional visa and not the e-visa. In India, almost every big city airport validates the e-visa for the travelers. Also, 5 seaports validate e-visa from the travellers; Mangalore, Goa, Cochin, Chennai, and Mumbai. One will have to reach on these airports or seaports to enter the country.
One should always check the list of airports where e-Visa is accepted. If the airport does not accept the e-Visa then one will have to get the traditional visa. Also, a departure from India can happen from any ICP of India.
Also, if one is only transiting through India, then they do not require any India e-visa to show. However, one should keep in mind the fact they shall not leave the transit lounge.
How to apply for e-Visa?
The e-Visa application is a very straightforward and easy procedure. It takes only 10 minutes to fill the e-visa form and then make the payment.
The first one will have to go to the online portal of eVisa Mart.
Then, click on the ?Apply Now? tab and fill certain details that are required like name, email address, etc.
Now, one will be directed to the payment page, where one will have to use their credit/debit card, to make the payment.?
After, the payment is completed; now, one will have to fill the personal form. This form will have several questions and one should be careful while filling it up.?
One will also have to upload the necessary documents asked like passports information page copy, passport size photo, and letter of invitation in case of a medical or business visa.
After the payment is completed, simply submit the form.?
After submission of the form is successful, the normal processing time can be up to 5 days depending on the type of processing time one has chosen during payment. After the processing is complete and the application is approved, the e-visa will be delivered to one's email address.
What is the timeline validity of the e-Visa?
e-Visa has a certain validity, within which one needs to visit India or it will lapse. The e-Visa for tourists lasts up to one year or 5 years. Means it will stay valid for one year or five years and one can visit India multiple times using the same e-visa.?
There are in total of three types of visas that one can apply for based on their purpose of visiting India:
Tourist visa: This visa is for those who want to visit India for tourism, for yoga retreats or for meeting family and friends who live in India. This visa can be attained by anybody and does not require any invitation documents. Also one can stay continuously with this visa in India for 90 days.??
Business visa: This visa is for those who want to visit India for business purposes like buying or selling of trade products, for joining any project, for starting a new venture of business, for expansion of business etc. one will require to submit an invitation letter regarding the business or from the business who have invited them for any project. This visa allows a continuous stay for 180 days and one can visit multiple times in one year.?
Medical visa: This visa is for those who want to visit India for getting any type of treatment from the hospitals and clinics based in India. For this one will have to submit the appointment letter from the hospital in India while submitting the visa application. This visa lasts for 60 days and gives triple entries to the applicant. Also family cannot join through the same visa. instead, they will require a medical attendant visa to come along. A medical attendant visa is given only to those who are blood relatives of the patient.
What is the cost of e-visa?
The cost of the e-visa varies from type to type and also on the processing time. The payment is not refundable or returnable.
One should apply for e-visa beforehand to avoid any kind of issue at the last moment. Always remember to carry the print out of the e-visa as the immigration authorities will see the passport and the e-visa print before giving the visa on arrival status.