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Update on Indian E-Visa Policy

                                                         EMBASSY OF INDIA

                                                             PRESS RELEASE

1. The Embassy of India in Beijing is pleased to inform that Government of India has
decided to further liberalise its e-visa policy for Chinese nationals. The liberalisation is
from the perspective of duration and fee of e-visas.
2. From October 2019 onwards, Chinese nationals can apply for e-Tourist visa (e-TV) of a
5-year validity with multiple entries. The visa fee for this 5-year multiple entry e-TV will be
US$ 80.
3. In addition, it has also been decided that prospective tourists can avail single entry
30-day validity e-TV at a reduced visa fee of US$ 25. For a 30-day e-TV during the months
of April to June, the visa fee will be only US$ 10.
4. The one-year multiple entry e-TV will continue to be offered but at a reduced visa
fee of US$ 40.
5. In addition to the above e-TV, the existing e-medical visa, e-conference visa and the
one-year multiple entry e-business visa will continue to be issued from the online platform
of Indian visas. Further details on electronic visas can be obtained from the following
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html 6. It is anticipated that this unilateral liberalisation of e-TV for Chinese nationals will
further enhance people-to-people exchanges between the two countries and encourage
more Chinese tourists to choose India as a destination for tourism purposes.
******* Beijing October 11, 2019