Indian Visa For Portuguese, Ireland And UK Citizens


Portuguese residents were able to apply for an Indian visa online starting in 2014. Portuguese nationals traveling to India can select from three types of e-Visas: Online Tourist Travel Authorization, Business e-Visa, and Individuals Seeking Medical Assistance Travel Authorization. Portugal is one of 169 countries whose citizens are eligible for an India e-Visa, which significantly simplifies trip planning. Tourist e-Visas are intended for short-term trips to India for sightseeing, religious activities, or leisure. This visa allows you to stay in India for up to 90 days, starting on the day you arrive. It is important to emphasize that the Tourist eVisa cannot be transferred or converted, and it only permits a single entry into the country. Portuguese travelers must arrive in India within one year of their visa approval. India eBusiness Visa is designed for travelers who wish to visit India for business reasons. It is a double-entry visa that allows holders to stay for a total of up to 180 days (length of stay is calculated from the first date of entry into India). Business travelers must arrive in India within one year of visa approval. The India eMedical Visa is a short-term visa that allows the holder to enter India three times in total for medical treatment. Holders can stay in the country for a maximum of 60 days. This type of visa is not available to family members; Accompanying blood relatives must apply for a Physician Assistant Visa to travel with a person who has been granted a Medical Visa. It is easy for Portuguese passport holders to apply for an India e-Visa online – there is no need to travel to an Indian Embassy or Consulate to apply. The full application process is done online which makes it cheaper and easier than ever to visit India.


  • Valid passport – you will have no issues in getting a passport, and if you already have one, make sure that it is still valid. Just take a look at the expiry date.
  • Digital photo of yourself – it is preferable that the photo is recent. You should not make face gestures in it, and the background should be white.
  • A passport scan of the information page
  • A valid email address because the e-Visa will be sent via email.
  • Means of payment – You can use a credit or a debit card, and since PayPal has become quite popular, you can use that as well.


Since the online platform’s launch in 2014, the Indian visa application process for British nationals has been significantly simplified and expedited. This convenient system enables citizens of 170 countries, including the United Kingdom, to apply for an Indian visa online. The India e-Visa has made the application process more accessible and efficient, benefiting a wider range of people. British citizens can use this electronic visa system for a variety of purposes, including business, tourism, and medical visits to India. Travelers who hold a valid British passport can apply for an e-Visa. The India Tourist eVisa is designed specifically for UK citizens who want to visit India for tourism and leisure purposes. It is valid for 1 year from the date of issue. Allows multiple entry for UK passport holders. Allows UK citizens to stay in India for up to 90 days. The India Business eVisa for UK Citizens allows entry into India for business purposes. It is valid for 1 calendar year from the date of issue. It grants British passport holders multiple visits to India. It allows UK citizens to stay in India for a maximum of 180 days. India e-Medical Visas for UK Citizens come in 2 forms: e-Medical Patient Visa and Medical Attendant Visa. The e-Medical Patient Visa allows UK citizens to travel to India for medical treatment. The e-Medical Patient Companion Visa is for those accompanying the patient to India (usually family members or close friends). India issues these medical visas for up to 2 companions per patient. It is valid for 120 days from the date of issue. British citizens can enter India three times. The second and third visits must not be more than 60 days after the first. Each visit can last up to 60 days. The India e-Visa for British Citizens is a digital visa that can be applied for online in minutes. It takes less time and is more accessible as the electronic visa application is 100% online. Travelers from the UK can obtain a visa for the Republic of India without having to go to an embassy.

Required Documents for India Visa for British Citizens

  • A Valid British passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in India. Your passport must also have at least two blank pages for the immigration officer to stamp once you enter India.
  • A valid email address to receive the eVisa in their Inbox.
  • Digital copy (scan) of the passport’s biographical page
  • You can use a credit or debit card to cover the processing fee.


Visa refusal is the rejection of your visa application, preventing you from entering a specific country. For lack of specific material or to communicate critical information. What factors contribute to an embassy rejecting or denying an Indian e-Visa? Many people have to answer this question when applying for a visa in India. Your visa may be denied if you cannot demonstrate your eligibility to enter a specific country. When a visa application or other legal document related to a visa is denied, it is typically due to an error or inappropriate behavior.

Reasons for Indian Visa rejection

  • Fake Or False Documentation
  • Deteriorated Passport
  • Not providing full name
  • Mismatch of The Information
  • Unreasonable Letter of Reference
  • Incorrect e-Visa Type
  • Insufficient Funds
  • Insufficient reason explaining the intention of the trip.
  • Hiding criminal background


India has long been ranked as one of the top ten most visited countries in the world. Since 2014, the Indian government has made the application form for Irish Citizenship Visas available online. Irish citizens, along with 169 other nationals, are required to obtain an Indian e-Visa before visiting India. There are currently three types of e-Visas available, depending on the purpose of your trip. For Irish citizens, the Indian Tourist Visa is valid for one year. Holders of this visa may enter the country twice for 90 days each during its validity period. When traveling to India for business, an e-Business Visa is required. This type of e-Visa entitles you to stay in India for up to 365 days and return multiple times. Each stay cannot exceed 180 days. The Indian Medical Visa for Irish Citizens has a validity period of 60 days counting from the day of entry. Throughout the period of validity, travelers can enjoy the option of triple entry. However, since the launch of the Indian e-Visa in 2014, the process has become easy and quick with applicants taking no more than 15 minutes to complete the simple online application form. The application processing takes no longer than 2-4 working days.

Required Documents for Irish Citizens

  • A valid Passport, with at least six months of remaining validity, counting from the date of planned arrival.
  • A clear scanned bio page of passport showing the personal details (date of birth, full name, expiry date, nationality) and photography.
  • A recent front-facing photograph with a white background.
  • You can use a Credit or debit card for the visa fee payment.
  • A Valid email address to receive the eVisa in their Inbox.


Foreign nationals seeking to travel to India for tourism, leisure, visiting friends and family, or participating in a short-term yoga program can now apply for a 5-year India e-Visa. In response to positive feedback from the tourism industry, the Indian government has introduced a five-year visit visa for citizens of various countries. This visa allows foreigners to stay in India for up to five years. While a regular tourist visa allows for a maximum stay of 90 days per visit, those with a 5-year visa have unlimited entry into India. Furthermore, foreign nationals with this visa have a maximum stay of 180 days per calendar year. The government has streamlined the application process for a 5-year visiting visa by providing the option of a 5-year tourist e-Visa. This enables foreign visitors to India to apply for visas without having to visit the embassy.

What are the essential Documents requirements to obtain 5-year e-Tourist Visa?

  • You must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your current date of departure from the nation to enter India for the first time.
  • A valid email address to receive the eVisa in their Inbox.
  • You can use a credit or debit card for payment of eVisa fees.

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