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General Instructions

Indian e-VISA

HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA, OTTAWA DOES NOT DEAL WITH processing of Indian e-Visa. For general and other inquiries about e-Visa please contact the e-Visa help desk; contact is given below

Phone: +91-11-24300666 (24 x 7)

Mail id:

Official Website for Indian e-VISA:


Those applying for ETA (Indian e-visa) should have a passport with a validity of atleast six months from the date of arrival in India and it should contain atleast two blank pages for stamping by the immigration officer.

You must travel on passport which you have applied for eVisa. Entry will be allowed into India on the new passport even if ETA has been issued on the old passport, however in such cases a traveler must carry the old passport on which ETA was issued.

Indian e-Visa services is a complete online process without the need for any intermediary / agents etc. It is advised not to believe or fall in trap of any such unscrupulous elements who claim speedy/express grant of e-Visa and charge money for it.

Do not share your personal information with any unauthorized website as it may lead to personal data piracy. Only visit Government of India website with address for any kind of service or clarification. For any clarification or doubt, you may send email -

General Information on Obtaining Indian e-Visa

Canadian citizens and other eligible nationals can avail e-Visa. e-Visa has following five sub-categories i.e.,

e-Tourist visa,

e-Business visa,

e-Medical visa,

e-Medical Attendant visa and

e-Conference visa.

Foreigners applying for e-Conference visa will be permitted to club the activities permitted under e-Tourist visa only (validity co-terminus with e-Conference Visa only i.e. 30 days). Only two e-Medical Attendant Visas will be granted against one e- Medical Visa.

For e-Medical, e-Medical Attendant and e-Conference visa, Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days. Example: If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 2nd Jan

Applicant should carry a copy of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) along with him/her at the time of travel. Please confirm that your ETA status is shown as 'GRANTED' on this website prior to commencement of your journey. Applicants can track the status of their application online by clicking Visa Status


For Canadian Citizen the fee for e-Tourist Visa is USD $10 for 30days (applied from April to June) -US $25 for 30 Days (applied from July to March), USD $40 for 1 year and USD $80 for 5 years payment for all other nationals can be found in the link given below:

Fee for all other visa type can be found from the link below

e-Visa fee is country/Territory specific. Bank transaction charges of 2.5% will be charged additionally on applicable e-Visa fees. The fee must be paid at least 4 days before the expected date of travel otherwise application will not be processed.

Indian e-Visa Vs Regular Visa


Regular Visa



Through Visa Application centers managed by BLS International Services Canada Inc.

Processed at


High Commission of India, Ottawa (For People residing in Postal Code starting with K,J,H & X)


e-Tourist – 30 days, 1 year and 5 year

For all other e-visa type kindly check

Short Term

1 year

Long Term

5 years (Tourist, Business and Entry Visa)

10 years(Tourist, Business and Entry Visa) ; Multiple Entry


5 subcategory

e-Tourist visa, e-Business visa, e-Medical visa, e-Medical Attendant visa and

e-Conference visa

Tourist, Business, Medical, Entry, Research, Student, Journalist, Conference, Employment, Transit, Volunteer, Film Visa, Sports Visa, Emergency Visa etc.


(Note for Emergency Visa - only for Person of Indian Origin at HCI’s discretion)

Processing Time

Average 4 days (Processing time may vary)

Average 7 Working days (Processing time may vary)


Check the links in fee section above

Check for Fee

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