Though most countries have now been allowed to apply online for the Indian e-visa, the UK still has not yet been allowed to apply for it. A UK national, if he wants to travel to India as a tourist, still has to apply by post or in person at the nearest Indian embassy.
Why India has not been allowed to apply for an Indian e-visa?
Well, it all started last year when India counter-strategically banned the UK tourists from applying for its eVisa when the UK put extra covid quarantine restrictions on Indians who were flying from India to the UK. As a punitive action, India took the UK off its e-visa list and it has been added back since. There are millions of UK citizens of Indian origin who live in the UK and travel to India frequently and are stuck at the moment because of not being allowed to apply for the Indian e-visa online.
Indian eVisa frequently asked questions:
Is the UK eligible for an Indian e-visa?
No. And no one knows when it will be available.
Is e-visa for India Open?
What is the difference between an Indian e-visa and a regular visa?
How long is an Indian e-visa valid for?
How much is an Indian e-visa for UK citizens?
Is e-visa for India free?
Who can apply for an Indian e-visa?
Is an e-visa available for India from the USA?
How much is a 5-year Indian e-visa?
How long does Indian e-visa processing take?
How do I get a 10-year Indian e-visa?
Can the Indian e-visa be extended?
How many times I can apply for an e-visa to India?
Twice in a calendar year.
Can I visit Indian Restricted Areas on an Indian e-visa?
How far in advance can I apply for the Indian e-visa?
You can apply 120 days in advance prior to the expected date of arrival in India.
Can I enter India via land crossing on e-visa?
An Indian tourist e-visa only allows the holder to enter India via designated air and seaport. These include;
(1) Delhi (2) Mumbai (3) Chennai (4) Kolkata (5) Trivandrum (6) Bangalore (7) Hyderabad (8) Cochin (9) Goa (10) Ahmedabad (11) Amritsar (12) Gaya (13) Jaipur (14) Lucknow (15) Trichy (16) Varanasi (17) Calicut (18) Mangalore (19) Pune (20) Nagpur (21) Coimbatore (22) Bagdogra (23) Guwahati , (24) Chandigarh and (25) Visakhapatnam.
And 5 major Indian seaports i.e. (1) Mumbai (2) Cochin (3) Mormugao (4) Chennai and (5) New Mangalore for cruise tourists.
When will be the Indian e-visa for UK citizens available?
No one knows at the moment and there has not been any official news or press release from the Indian government about it.