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Electronic Visa (e-Visa) for India

The e-Visa facility is in addition to the existing Visa services being provided through Indian High Commission of India, Maputo.  Both Mozambique and Swaziland are among the countries whose citizens are eligible to travel to India on an e-Visa. The process of obtaining an e-Visa is simple, and you do not need to visit the HCI, Maputo for this. You can complete the process from the comfort of your home. You will receive the visa by email. The applicant should carry a print of the email. The e-Visa scheme entails capture of biometric data of the visitor on arrival at the entry point in India.

The e-Visa has 05 sub-categories i.e., e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa and e-Medical Visa, e-Medical Attendant Visa and e-Conference Visa. Following activities will be permitted under these five visa categories:  

1.      e-Tourist Visa: It is for recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, and attending a short-term yoga programme.

2.       e-Business Visa: All activities permitted under normal Business Visa.

3.       e-Medical Visa: Medical treatment, including treatment under Indian systems of medicine.

4.       e-Medical Attendant Visa: As attendant to an e-Medical Visa holder.

5.   e-Conference Visa: Attending a conference/seminar/workshop organized by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments or UT Administrators etc. and their subordinate/ attached organizations & PSUs.

The website address for obtaining e-Visa is : https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html


Important instructions for e-Visa:

a.       Applicants of the eligible countries may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a time limit of 120 days to arrive in India.

b.      e-Tourist and e-Business Visa will be valid for 60 days from the date of first entry into India with double entry.

c.      e-Medical and e-Medical Attendant Visa will be valid for 60 days from the date of first entry into India with triple entry. e-Medical Attendant Visa will be co-terminus with the validity of the principal e-visa holder.

d.      e-Conference Visa will be valid for 30 days from the date of first entry into India with single entry.

e.      e-Visa can be availed for maximum of three times in a year (i.e. between January to December).

f.       e-Visa is non-extendable and non-convertible in normal circumstances.

g.    Applicant for e-Medical Attendant Visa will be required to furnish the complete details of the person coming on e-Medical visa to whom he or she will be an attendant in the application form.

h.     Only two persons (attendant or family  member) of a person coming on e-Medical visa will be e-Medical Attendant visa.

i.      Your passport should have at least 6 months validity from the date you arrive in India, and it must contain at least two blank pages for affixing the immigration stamps at the airport.  You should also have a return ticket, and enough funds to support your intended duration of stay in India.

j.     Please ensure that you have received the e-Visa by email in confirmation (Electronic Travel Authorization – ETA) from Indian authorities and carry a printed copy of the same prior to undertaking travel to India.

k.   For complete information on e-Visa and online application procedure, please visit https://indianvisaonline/gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Warning about fake websites: It has been noticed that few fake websites apparently similar to Government of India’s official websites claim to provide services to Indian visa applicants desiring to travel to India. All the applicants applying online shall be careful while accessing such websites which has no authorization of the High Commission of India, Maputo or Government of India. The correct and authorized website for Indian e-Visa application is https://indianvisaonline/gov.in/visa/tvoa.html


Advisory against taking Satellite Phones to India: All visa seekers are strictly advised against taking and using satellite phones (including Thuraya and Irridium) in India. There is a ban of use of Satellite phones in India. If any unauthorized use of such satellite phone sets is detected, including tourists, these sets will be seized and the holder would be prosecuted under Section 6 of Indian Wireless Act and Section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act.