Do Germans need visa to India?

What are the reasons that German want to travel to India? The answer must be about spicy food, ancient caves and the world’s most sublime building. The visa application process is believed to have become a lot easier for German citizens than it was before thanks to India eVisa.




What is Indian eVisa for German citizens?

The eVisa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India. Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling the application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment is completed.

The main benefit here is that you’re not necessary to submit your passport or other personal documents to the consulate and wait in queues for hours to get a stamp in your passport. Everything is done online. You can get an Indian eVisa after 3 business days or faster for emergency cases.


What Types of Indian eVisa Can German Apply Online?

For German passport owners, Indian eVisa is available in three types. Based on your purpose (tourism, recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit) and duration of your trip in India, choose the suitable type:

1. Indian e-Tourist Visa: includes the following subtypes:
Indian One-month e-Tourist Visa – double entries – 90 days/entry 
* - 30-day validity
Indian One-year e-Tourist Visa – multiple entries – 90 days/entry * - 365-day validity
Indian Five-year e-Tourist Visa – multiple entries – 90 days/entry *
- 5-year validity

2. Indian e-Business Visa – multiple entries – 180 days/entry - 365-day validity

3. Indian e-Medical Visa – triple entries – 60 days/3 entries ** - 120-day validity

* In case of nationals of UK, US, Canada, and Japan, they can have a maximum stay of 180 days/entry from the first date of each entry.

** The staying period of 60 days counts from the date of the first arrival in India. Within this period of 60 days, Indian e-Medical Visa holders can enter India maximum 3 times.

What are the requirements for German in order to apply for an Indian eVisa?

It is really important to get the right visa for travel and that it’s valid for the purpose and duration of the trip. So make sure you meet entry requirements.

1. The documents: 

For e-Tourist Visa

- Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details

- Recent Personal Photo

- Copy of letter from the institute/organization/hospital etc. concerned on its letter-head (if applying for attending short term courses)

- Copy of letter from the organization concerned on its letter-head (if applying for attending voluntary work of short duration)


 For e-Medical Visa

- Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details

- Recent Personal Photo

- Copy of Letter from the Hospital concerned in India on its letterhead


 For e-Business Visa

- Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details

- Recent Personal Photo

- Copy of Business Card

In case of applying for Indian e-Business Visa for delivering lectures under Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN), you need to provide below extra documents:

- Invitation of the host institute to the foreign faculty

- Copy of the sanction order under GIAN issued by the National Coordinating Institute viz. IIT Kharagpur

- Copy of the synopsis of the courses to be taken up by the faculty.

See Document Requirements for details.



2. The digital photograph to be uploaded along with the Visa application.


See Document Requirements for details.


How to get an India eVisa for Germans?

Here are details the process of obtaining your India eVisa online for German citizens, there are 2 ways - the easy way or the hard way in which you can apply for an eVisa:

1.    EVisa (Online Visa)

Step 1: Visit https://www.indianvisagov.in/apply-visa and fill the “Information For Visa” form. 

-    Provide your flight information including the airport of arrival, the date of arrival, and your personal information such as your full name, the passport number, date of birth and nationality.

-    Your personal information supplied and the information on your passport must match together.


Step 2: Pay the Service fee and Government fee online by your Credit/Debit Card or Paypal mentioned in Payment Guidelines

- After finishing the payment, an email will be sent to confirm your eVisa order and documents request to complete the Indian eVisa application. When the process is finished, the visa copy will be sent to you by email.


Step 3: Print out Indian eVisa. After that, please present your eVisa for checking at the airports in India. It takes you only 5-10 minutes to get the stamp on your passport by India Immigration Officers at the airports.


The Indian eVisa will make you confident to travel to India, your trip will be more convenient and money-saving because entire application process will be taken care by the specialized group of the consultancy experts who can help international tourists not just in Germans apply for their visas online.


2.    Visit consulate general of India in Germany

Check India Embassy in Germany for more information.


Will the fees be refunded if German citizens cancel their Indian Visa application form?

The visa fee is non-refundable so the Government will NOT refund the fee if you cancel your visa. 

However, if you choose indianvisagov.in services, you will have a chance to get back 100% of your money by our flexible refund policy for denied case and cancellation.


What are the benefits of using Indian eVisa service?

With Indian eVisa, traveling to India for religious and cultural trips has never been easier. Our Indian eVisa service is offered with many benefits like:

  • The whole process is performed online from anywhere, which is much more convenient and time-saving.
  • Document requirements checked and made compliant with the government’s guideline.
  • Information double-checked and correction; no need to reapply several times for the exactness.
  • Privacy protected and information secured for customers.
  • 24/7/365 professional support via email, chat, and Hotline to help when in need.
  • eVisa recovered via email in case you lose your Indian eVisa.
  • Flexible refund service fee policy for denied cases.



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