India Reopens E-Tourist Visa For Canada Citizens

10/03/2023BY Abbas Mohammad

India Reopens E-Tourist Visa For Canada Citizens

Many of you have this question that when will India reopen e-Tourist Visa for Canadians. Well I have good news for you that now its open and easy to apply.

The Indian Visa for Canadian citizens / passport holders has been available as online application form since 2014 from the Indian Government. This visa to India allows travellers from Canada and other countries to visit India for short term stays. These short term stays range between 30, 90 and 180 days per visit depending on the purpose of visit.

There are 5 major categories of electronic India Visa (India eVisa) available to citizens of Canada. The categories available to Canadian citizens for visit to India under the electronic India Visa or eVisa India regulations are for Tourist purposes, Business Visits or Medical Visit (both as a Patient or as medical attendant / nurse to the Patient) to visit India.

Canadian citizens who are visiting India for recreation / sightseeing / meeting friends / relatives / short term yoga programme / short term courses less than 6 months in duration can now apply for an electronic India Visa for Touristic purposes also known as eTourist Visa with either 1 month (2 entry), 1 year or 5 years of validity (multiple entries into India under 2 duration of visa).

Indian Visa from Canada can be applied online on this website and can receive the eVisa to India by Email. The process is extremely simplified for the Canadian citizens. The only requirement is to have an Email Id, a Credit / Debit card in 1 of the 133 currencies or Paypal. The electronic Indian Visa (India eVisa) is an official document that permits entry into and travel within India.

Visa for Canadian citizens will be sent via email, after they have completed the online application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment has been verified.

You will be sent a secure link to their email address for any documents required for Indian Visa to support their application such as photograph of face or passport bio data page, these can up either uploaded on this website or emailed back to the Customer Support team’s email address.

India eVisa Eligibility

Canadian citizens can apply for an eVisa India
Canadian citizens can now enjoy fast entry using the India eVisa program

Other eTA Requirements

Canadian citizens can apply for India eVisa online
It is valid for arrival by air and cruise ship
Tourist Visa is available for 1 month, 1 year or 5 years
Business Visa is valid for 12 months
Medical Visa for Medical purposes can also be applied online

The requirement for Canadian citizens are to have the following ready for India eVisa:

Email Id, Credit/Debit Card or Paypal Account
Ordinary Passport that is valid for 6 months

How long does it take for Canadian citizens to fill out an online form
The Indian Visa for Canadian citizens can be completed in matter of few minutes via an online form. Once the payment has been made, additional details that are requested depending on the type of Visa can be provided by email or uploaded later also take between 2-3 minutes to complete.

How soon can Canadian citizens expect to get an electronic Indian Visa (eVisa India)
Indian Visa from Canada is available within 3-4 business days at the earliest. In certain cases rush processing can be attempted. It is recommended to apply India Visa at least 4 days in advance of your travel.

Once the electronic India Visa (eVisa India) has been delivered by email, it can be saved on your phone or printed on paper and carried in person to the airport. There is no need to visit the embassy or Indian consulate.

The following 29 airports allow passengers to enter India on the electronic India Visa (eVisa India):

Port Blair