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India Visa


All foreign nationals, including children, require a visa to enter India. It is each individual passenger’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate tourist visa and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct. The information provided in this document relates to Irish and British passport holders. All other applications should contact Indian Embassy for advice.

For Travel Department’s itinerary, you will require a single entry tourist visa. The online form will automatically show a multiple entry e-visa and this will be ok. You must apply for this visa online. The visa is valid for one year from the date of arrival in India. E-visa applicants can apply online 120 days before the date of travel. Once completed, you must print your E-visa and carry a copy with you. Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India. 

Full details can be found at indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Eligibility for an e-Tourist Visa

  1. International travellers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  2. Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  3. International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  4. Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders.


How do I obtain my E Visa?


Complete the online form at indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html. One application is required per person. Please note down the application ID number before making your payment.

You will need to upload the following documents as part of the process

1.        Scanned first page of passport. (with picture)

·          Format –PDF

·          Size : Minimum 10 KB ,Maximum 300KB

2.        A digital photograph(colour)

·          Format –JPEG

·          Size Minimum 10 KB, Maximum 1M

Please see below some information to be provided in your online application (referred to as ‘reference name in India’)

Tour Itinerary

Hotel Address (only 1 hotel required)

Places to be visited


India's Golden Triangle

Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Dwarka Plot No 4, Sector 13 Dwarka City Centre 110075 New Delhi

Tel 91-11-30908000


Delhi, Jaipur, Dolphur, Agra



Splendours of India

Crowne Plaza New Delhi Mayur Vihar Noida

B, 13, Mayur Vihar Phase 1, New Delhi, Delhi 110091, India

Tel 91 11 41102222



Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur


India – Classic Kerala & Goa

Crowne Plaza

XI/641A, Kundanoor Junction, NH 47 Bypass, Maradu, Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala 682304, India

Tel 91-484-2865000


Cochin, Kerala, Goa


TDactive – Explore India

Hotel Africa Avenue Anande Lok

6 Anand Lok, New Delhi, 110049, India Tel 91-11-26255196

Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Kolkata

TDactive - Explore India's Golden Triangle including the Holi Festival of Colours

Hotel Africa Avenue Anande Lok

6 Anand Lok, New Delhi, 110049, India Tel 91-11-26255196


Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

TDactive - Explore India's Golden Triangle including the Diwali Festival of Light

Hotel Africa Avenue Anande Lok

6 Anand Lok, New Delhi, 110049, India Tel 91-11-26255196


Delhi, Agra, Jaipur


TDactive - Kerala Photography Holiday

No.18 Hotel

Survey No 18, KB Jacob Rd, Near Fort Kochi Bus Terminal, Fort Kochi Post, Fort Nagar, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India

Tel 91 86060 47559



Cochin, Kerala

Note – On the online form, ‘reference name in home country’ refers to providing emergency contact details for a nominated person in Ireland

Once you receive your Indian visa approval email, you need to log on to the website below and print the granted visa form. There will be a blue box marked ‘Visa Status’. Enter your application ID number, passport number, other required text and click ‘check status’. Please ensure that the visa shows GRANTED at indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html, before printing.


  • The fee for an Irish passport holder is US$80.00 per person.
  • The fee for a British passport holder is US$100.00 per person.

For those who choose to apply for their visa independently, Travel Department accepts no responsibility for delays caused by incorrect supply of information and/or delays in obtaining sufficient information to process visas. The responsibility lies solely with the customer to supply the correct information on time in order to obtain a valid visa for travel. Travel Department accepts no liability for any issues encountered by customers who do not obtain a visa in time for their holiday. Customers may be refused entry into their destination if a complete and correct visa application is not processed in time.


Visa First can process the visa on your behalf. Please see contact details below:

Visa First               

Address: 14 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Phone: 01 878 3329                                          

Web: www.visafirst.com

Email address: info@visafirst.com

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 09.00hrs to 17.00hrs

Visa First require the following items to be sent by email or post.

-       The completed Visa First order form.

-       A copy of the first page of your passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the expiry date of the requested visa.

-       A colour passport photo

-       Fee


-       The fee for an Irish passport holder is €129.00 per person.

-       The fee for a British passport holder is €153.00 per person.

-       Processing time can take up to 10 working days.

-       For all other nationalities prices may vary, please contact Visa Firs for a quotation.

Visa fees can be subject to change.

Travel Department will not be held responsible for the loss of or damage to any document sent by post to Visa First. We strongly recommend you use registered post when sending valuable documents.

Visa First also operates a walk in service, so you can visit their office directly.

Please note that visa applications to be processed by Visa First should reach their office at least 15 working days before departure.

Please do not hesitate to contact Visa First should you have any queries.


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