How do I apply for an India visa online from Colombia?

Find our tips and information on how to apply for an India visa from Colombia directly online.

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Indian visa from Colombia

If you are a Colombian citizen and wish to travel to India for business or tourism, you can apply for a visa directly online. In this page, we will explain the whole procedure of applying for an Indian e-visa for Colombian citizens, as well as the step-by-step process to quickly obtain your precious travel document.


What is the Indian visa application process for Colombian citizens?

All Colombian travellers who hold a Colombian passport can apply for an Indian visa directly online since 2014. This new 100% dematerialised procedure does not require any paper formality to be completed by Colombian residents, nor does it require them to visit the Indian embassy or consulate in their country of residence.

All you have to do is visit the official website or a website offering a visa application form in your native language, such as the one we offer on this page.

Remember that the e-visa for India is an official electronic document that allows all Colombian residents and citizens to travel to India, whether for the purpose of tourism, the travel industry, a clinical visit, conferences, yoga classes, workshops, transactions or humanitarian efforts.

Once the India visa application form has been completed, Colombian travellers will simply have to pay the fees for processing and transferring their applications directly by credit card or Paypal.

Thus, in total, it would only take a few minutes to complete the entire procedure for obtaining a visa for India. In some cases, it may be necessary to provide certain supporting documents such as a copy of your passport or a photo of your face with your application. If you are required to submit these documents, you will have the option of submitting them electronically, i.e. by email or uploading them directly to the website where you are applying.

It should also be remembered that the e-visa for India is intended for Colombian citizens as well as other citizens, depending on the partnerships created between India and these countries, and allows you to make visits of up to 90 consecutive days with several entries into the country.


Is it necessary to go to the Indian Consulate or Embassy in Colombia to obtain a visa?

Since the introduction of the online visa application procedure for India, it is no longer necessary for Colombian travellers wishing to visit India to travel to the Indian Consulate or Embassy.

The visa can be applied for and obtained electronically and is sent to you by email once it has been accepted. There is also no need to go to the Indian Embassy to confirm your visa or to have a stamp placed in your passport.

This is because the e-visa for India is stored directly in the Indian government's central computer system and can be accessed by immigration officials at any airport.

However, it is necessary to take a digital copy of the email you receive with you when you travel, either on your phone or tablet, or a hard copy, to present at checkpoints.


When is it advisable to apply for a visa to India from Colombia?

Since the implementation of the 100% online e-visa procedure, the time required to obtain a visa for India from a Colombian citizen has been greatly reduced.

In fact, under normal conditions, Colombian citizens who fill in the visa application form online and correctly follow the instructions on the screen can obtain this precious document in less than 4 working days.

However, it should be remembered that in some cases, although rare, this period can be extended to 7 working days depending on the accuracy of the data entered in the form. A simple error on your part when filling in the visa application form can indeed lead to additional checks which can extend the processing time of your application.

This is why we recommend that you carefully read the answers you have given in the form before validating them and that you use the website of a service provider who is able to accompany you and check this information before sending your file.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the restrictions of the Indian visa for Colombian citizens?

The online e-visa for Colombian citizens wishing to travel to India has some limitations that you should be aware of before you leave. For example, this type of visa cannot be used for journalistic activities for film-making, for obtaining a university degree in India or for long-term paid work in the country. This visa will also not allow you to visit military or cantonment areas which require separate permission from the Indian government.

Do Colombian travellers need to print out the Indian visa once it is obtained?

Once you have obtained your e-visa for one, as soon as you receive it, by email, it is not necessarily necessary to print it out and carry it with you in paper format. You will simply have to keep a copy of this residence permit in electronic format on your phone or tablet. Of course, it is still possible to present a paper certificate when you embark and arrive in India.

Can the India visa be used for arrival by boat from Colombia?

The online India eVisa is valid for both arrivals in the country by air and by cruise ship. However, there are some restrictions as this e-visa will only be valid at the seaports of Chennai, Cochin, Goa, Mangalore and Mumbai. You will need to ensure before your departure that your cruise ship docks at one of these ports before applying for your visa.