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Indian eVisa for Canadian citizens

India is a land of vibrant cultures, ancient history, and breathtaking landscapes. From the majestic Himalayas in the north to the serene backwaters of Kerala in the south, this South Asian gem offers a wealth of experiences for every kind of traveler. If you're a Canadian citizen looking forward to visiting India, your first step is to obtain an Indian eVisa.

Applying for an eVisa can be confusing, but our expertise simplifies it. We're committed to delivering a straightforward and effective application process, minimizing any hurdles you might encounter.

Leave the visa procedures to us and focus on preparing for an unforgettable journey to India.

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What is an Indian eVisa?

The Indian eVisa is an electronic authorization that allows travelers to visit India for tourism, business, medical, or conference purposes. Unlike traditional visas, the eVisa process is entirely online, offering a more convenient way to apply for and receive travel authorization.

Do Canadian citizens need a visa to visit India?

All Canadian citizens planning to travel to India need a visa to enter the country. This requirement is part of India's travel regulations, ensuring all visitors have the necessary authorization before they arrive in the country​.

Canadians cannot obtain an Indian visa on arrival and need to apply for one before leaving their home country.

Which visa do Canadian citizens need to visit India?

There are several types of Indian eVisas available for Canadian citizens. They include:

  1. Tourist eVisa: For recreation, sightseeing, visiting friends or relatives, or attending a short-term yoga program.

  2. Business eVisa: For all business activities permitted under a standard Business Visa.

  3. Conference eVisa: For attending conferences in India.

  4. Medical eVisa: For medical treatment in India.

  5. Medical Attendant eVisa: For those accompanying a person holding a Medical eVisa.

Do Canadian minors need to apply for an Indian eVisa?

Canadian minors must also obtain an eVisa for travel to India. Parents or guardians must complete separate visa applications for each child they travel with.

If the child travels with one parent, a notarized letter from the other parent is needed. In case the minor child is traveling with someone else, a consent letter from both parents giving the person accompanying them permission will be required.

eVisa validity and stay duration for Canadian visitors to India

The validity of an Indian eVisa varies based on its type.

  1. Tourist eVisa:

  • 1-month validity: Allows for two separate entries into India and permits a stay of up to 30 days from the date of first entry. This visa option can't be extended beyond the 30-day period.

  • 1-year validity: Offers the flexibility of multiple entries into India within a year. Your stay in India with this visa can't exceed 180 days in any calendar year.

  • 5-year validity: Suitable for frequent travelers, allowing multiple entries over five years. Each stay in India shouldn't surpass 180 days in a single year.


  1. Business eVisa: Allows multiple trips to India within a 1-year period, with each visit not exceeding a 180-day duration.


  1. Conference eVisa: Valid for a single entry and allows a stay of up to 30 days.

  2. Medical eVisa and Medical Attendant eVisa: Permits up to three entries into India and a combined stay of 60 days.


How to apply for an Indian eVisa from Canada with us

Applying for an Indian eVisa from Canada is straightforward and can be done in minutes! Here's how:

  • Step 1: Enter your personal and travel details on our website or via the iVisa app.

  • Step 2: Verify that all the information you’ve provided is accurate and choose your preferred processing time. Pay the fees with a credit or debit card, PayPal, or Venmo.

  • Step 3: Complete the rest of the application form, upload the required documents, and submit it.

Once your eVisa is approved, you'll receive an email from us. Make sure to save it on your mobile phone, and it's advisable to have a printed copy with you when you set off for India.

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Documents required for an Indian eVisa application

The required documents for an Indian eVisa application are:

  • Scanned bio page of a valid Canadian passport.

  • A recent passport photo.

Additional documents may be required depending on the type of visa you're applying for:

  • Tourist eVisa: Letter from the relevant institute/organization if you plan to do short courses or voluntary work.

  • Business eVisa: Business card and an invitation letter (if applicable).

  • Medical eVisa and Medical Attendant eVisa: Letter from an Indian hospital.

Indian eVisa: Cost and processing time

The cost of an Indian eVisa ranges between US$27.50 and US$82.50, depending on the type of visa you choose.

When you choose us and invest in having a team of visa experts guide you through the application process, there’s an additional cost depending on the processing time you choose:

  • Standard processing, which takes approximately 4 days.

  • Rush processing, which takes approximately 2 days.

  • Super rush processing, which takes approximately 36 hours.

India Embassy in Canada

For consular queries about the India eVisa, you can contact the High Commission of India in Ottawa or the Consulate General of India in Toronto.

  • Address: 10 Springfield Road, Ottawa, ON-K1M1C9

  • Telephone: +1 613 744 3751, +1 613 744 3752, +1 613 744 3753

Need more information about the India eVisa?

If you need more info about traveling to India for tourism, medical assistance, or business, don't hesitate to contact our customer support team anytime via online chat or via Whatsapp.

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