The Republic of India
Do I Need a Visa to Visit India?
Canadian citizens using a Canadian passport require a visa to visit India.
Nationals of ALL countries require a visa to enter India.
India has launched an E-VISA system which now includes Canadians. Processing takes 3 to 15 working days. Canadians will get their visas stamped into their passports upon arrival at one of sixteen major airports in India. This applies to Tourists, Business, Medical and Family Visitors. The government of India now allows Canadians to apply for simple tourist and simple business trip visas without having to send in your passport. The visa is valid for one stay of up to 30 days. Everything is done on-line.
The button below will take you to the special VSC forms which will help you get an Indian e-VISA with our assistance. You email us the forms and a scan of your passport and a scan of your ID photo - we apply to the Indian government on your behalf - and then you receive the e-Visa by email in as little as three days. And you get to keep your passport at home. You cannot apply until you are within 33 days of arrival in India. The on-line visa fee is US$65. then there is a further charge at the airport in India of another 3700 rupees (US$60) to have the visa attached to the passport. You must take the original of the passport photograph with you to India.
The government of India offers e-Visas to nationals of the following countries: CANADA, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Island,Chile, China, China- SAR Hong Kong, China- SAR Macau, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand,Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands,Sri Lanka,Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
For Canadians who cannot apply for an e-Visa:
Apply for an Indian visa for residents of Ottawa, NCR, Montreal and Nunavut
Apply exactly ONE MONTH prior to entry of India
If you live here: Ottawa, National Capital region of Ottawa-Hull-Gatineau (613 & 819), Kingston, Cornwall, Hawkesbury, Arnprior, Renfrew, Perth Prescott, Brockville, Carleton Place, Smith Falls, Morrisburg (all in Ontario), Montreal (in Quebec) and Nunavut.
Apply for an Indian visa for residents of Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, NB, NL, NS, PEI.
Apply 90 days prior to entry of India
If you live here: Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and NFLD. Except Ottawa, Montreal and Gatineau [613 & 819].
Apply for an Indian visa for residents of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories.
Apply 90 days prior to entry of India
If you live here: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories.
If you cannot fill in the Indian visa on-line forms on the Indian government website, we at Visa Services Canada can do it for you.
The Indian forms are very difficult for many people, tourist especially, to fill in at the on-line Indian government website. We offer an Indian form filling service to those who cannot do this themselves. You email us the answers - we fill in the form - we email the final form to you - you print it, sign it, and ship it to us with your passport.
For more information about travel conditions in Asia, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.