India e-visa for Sri Lankans – How to apply India Electronic Visa Application

India e-visa for Sri Lankans

India electronic visa for Sri Lankans : How to apply

India Electronic Visa Online Application

The High Commission of India in Sri Lanka says that India has resumed providing e-visas for Sri Lankans.

Accordingly, the Indian High Commission states in a Twitter message that Sri Lankans visiting India can easily apply for visas.

These facilities are said to be open to Sri Lankans who wish to visit India for travel, business, conferences and more.

eVisa is admissible only under the following categories:

    • e-Tourist Visa
    • e-Business Visa
    • e-Conference Visa
    • e-Medical Visa
    • e-Medical Attendant Visa
    • e-Emergency X-Misc Visa


Sample e-Visa Application


India electronic visa full details

Visa e-Visa
Country India
Apply here for e-Visa Click Here
Sample e-Visa application Download PDF
Complete Partially Filled Application Form Click Here
Verify Payment/Pay e-Visa Fee Click Here
Print e-Visa Application Click Here
Check your Visa Status Click Here
Upload Data Click Here

Instructions For Applicant

  1. e-Visa has 5 sub-categories viz. e-Tourist Visa(for 30 days/01 year/ 05 years) ,e-Business Visa, e-Medical Visa, e-Medical Attendant Visa and e-Conference Visa. A foreigner (other than those applying for e-Conference Visa) will be allowed to club activities permitted under these categories. 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.
  2. For e-Tourist and e-Business visa, Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival.
  3. 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
  4. Sample eVisa application form is available on the tab near the bottom of eVisa main page.
  5. Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport containing personal details like name, date of birth, nationality, expiry date etc are to be uploaded mandatorily by the applicant. Additionally one more document depending upon the e-Visa type would also be required to be uploaded. The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded documents and photograph are not clear / as per specification.
  6. 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. To know the fee applicable on your Country/Territory please Click here (for e-Tourist Visa) and for other e-Visa Click here.
  7. e-Visa fee once submitted is non-refundable as the fee is for processing of the application and is not dependent on either Grant or Rejection of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).
  8. 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 VisaStatus
  9. Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.
  10. e-Visa is non-extendable, non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas. If you intend to visit Protected/Restricted/Cantonment areas, you would require prior permission from the Civil Authority please visit here.
  11. The e-Visa fee payment status updation may take up to 2 hours due to technical reasons/network delays. Before re-applying, the applicants are requested to wait for 2 hours for payment status updating, after final submission of the application form and payment of the fee. In cases, where e-Visa fee has been deducted but status is not updated, the applicants are advised to verify their payment status by clicking on ‘Verify Payment/Pay Visa Fee’ tab or by clicking on the link Verify Payment.
  12. Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries or travellers arriving from these countries must carry YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD at the time of arrival in India, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India. Please visit our Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare latest guidelines regarding yellow fever countries here.
  13. You must travel on the 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

The documents required for completing the eVisa application is indicated against each type of eVisa. Please keep all these documents ready at hand before beginning to fill your eVisa application. All documents including Business cards, Invitation letters etc. must be in English language, failing which the application would be liable for rejection. The entire process may take 10 to 15 minutes to complete the application and make the payment.

Applicants must be fill eVisa application himself/herself and give correct information in each column and take responsibility for the correctness of information provided.

  1. For e-Tourist Visa
    1. Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details *
    2. For short term courses, copy of letter from the institute/organization/hospital etc. concerned on its letter-head *
    3. For voluntary work of short duration, copy of letter from the organization concerned on its letter-head *
  2. For e-Medical Visa
    1. Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details *
    2. Copy of Letter from the Hospital concerned in India on its letterhead which including the date / tentative date which admission have been suggested .
  3. For e-Medical Attendant Visa
    1. Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details*
  4. For e-Business Visa
    1. Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details*
    2. Copy of Business Card
    3. Any letter of invitation if applicable from indian parties which wish you conduct the business (optional).
    4. For Sports Related Activity
      1. Copy of Passport page containing personal particulars *
      2. Approval of the Government of India in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (Department of Sports)
      3. Invitation Letter to foreign sports teams and sports persons to visit India by the concerned Sports Federation/Association in India.
      4. If the applicant had participated in any commercial sports event during his/her previous visit to India, then documents regarding Tax compliance for the said visit are to be furnished
      5. If the sports event entails visit to Restricted or Protected Areas in India, below mentioned additional documents are also to be submitted
        (a) Clearance for holding the event from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
        (b) Political Clearance for holding the event from the Ministry of external Affairs, Government of India.
        (c) Requisite clearance from the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
  5. For e-Business Visa visiting “To deliver lecture/s under Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN)”
    1. Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details*
    2. Invitation of the host institute to the foreign faculty
    3. Copy of the sanction order under GIAN issued by the National Coordinating Institute viz. IIT Kharagpur
    4. Copy of the synopsis of the courses to be taken up by the faculty
  6. For e-Conference Visa
    1. Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details*
    2. Invitation from organizer, which applicant may seek from this organiser.
    3. Political clearance from Ministry of External Affairs
    4. Event clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs

The digital photograph to be uploaded along with the Visa application should meet the following requirements:

  1. Format – JPEG
  2. Size
    1. Minimum 10 KB
    2. Maximum 1 MB
  3. The height and width of the Photo must be equal.
  4. Photo should present full face, front view, eyes open and without spectacles
  5. Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin
  6. Background should be plain light colored or white background.
  7. No shadows on the face or on the background.
  8. Without borders.
  9. Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details.
    1. Format -PDF
    2. Size : Minimum 10 KB ,Maximum 300 KB
  10. Other document for Business/Medical Purpose
    1. Format -PDF
    2. Size : Minimum 10 KB ,Maximum 300 KB

Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply India e-Visa?

Read the instructions carefully and apply as mentioned.

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