Indian EVisa For Portuguese, UK, Ireland Citizens


Since 2014, Indian visas have been available online for Portuguese residents to apply for. Portugal is among the 169 countries whose nationals are eligible for an India e-Visa, making trip planning much easier. Portuguese citizens going to India have the option of selecting from three different types of e-Visas: Online Tourist Travel Authorization, Business e-Visa, and Individuals Seeking Medical Assistance Travel Authorization. Tourist e-Visas are specifically created for individuals visiting India briefly for sightseeing, religious activities, or leisure purposes. This visa permits a stay in India for up to 90 days, starting from the day of arrival. It is vital to highlight that the Tourist eVisa is non-transferable and non-convertible, and it allows for only one entry into the country. Portuguese travelers are required to arrive in India no later than one year after their visa is approved. 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.


Great Britain and Northern Ireland are part of the United Kingdom, one of 170 countries whose citizens have access to this online eVisa service. British individuals visiting India for tourism, business, or medical purposes have the option to request an e-Visa. Those holding a legitimate British passport are eligible to utilize the India e-Visa service. The Indian Tourist eVisa grants access to India for citizens of the UK. It allows Britons to participate in tourism and recreational activities. It remains valid for a year starting from the date it was issued. Permits multiple entries for individuals holding UK passports. Permits UK residents to remain in India for a maximum of 90 days. The India Business eVisa allows UK Citizens to travel to India for business purposes. It remains effective for a period of one year starting from the date of issuance. British passport holders can visit India multiple times with this allowance. British citizens are allowed to remain in India for a maximum of 180 days. UK citizens can apply for two kinds of India e-Medical Visas: e-Medical Patient Visa and Medical Attendant Visa. The e-Medical Patient Visa allows citizens of the United Kingdom to travel to India for medical purposes. The e-Medical Patient Companion Visa is intended for individuals accompanying the patient visiting India (often relatives or close friends). These medical visas are issued by India for up to two companions per patient. It is valid for 120 days after it is issued. 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 Getting the India Visa for UK 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 denial is when your visa request is declined, stopping you from visiting a particular country. When individuals apply for a visa in India, they often need to explain why an Indian e-Visa application was rejected by the embassy, particularly when important information needs to be conveyed or a specific form is not accessible. Your visa application could be rejected if you fail to provide valid proof of your legal right to enter a certain country. Generally, visa applications or other pertinent legal documents are turned down due to mistakes or inaccurate information furnished.

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 steadily been placed in the top ten list of global travel hotspots, leading to a rise in the need for travel visas. Irish nationals, similar to others, need to secure an Indian visa to travel to India for various purposes such as holidays, work-related visits, and medical purposes. Starting from 2014, the Indian Government has offered the online option for the Irish Citizen Visa application form. Irish nationals, just like 169 other nationalities, are required to obtain an e-Visa prior to traveling to India. At the moment, there are three e-Visa options to suit various travel purposes. Irish nationals can apply for the Indian Tourist Visa, which remains valid for 12 months. While this visa is valid, individuals can enter India two times for up to 90 days on each entry. The e-Business Visa is used for entering India for business purposes. This form of e-Visa permits you to stay in India for up to 365 days and enter and exit several times. Each stay cannot be more than 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.


Foreigners are now eligible to request a 5-year e-Visa for India in order to see loved ones or take part in a brief yoga course. Due to increased requests from the tourism sector, the Indian government has granted a 5-year visa to various nations. This five-year visit visa is given to foreign tourists who intend to have a long stay in India. An international visitor can only remain for a maximum of 90 days during each trip. Nevertheless, individuals with a five-year visa have the freedom to enter India multiple times without any limitations. Foreigners are now allowed to remain in the country for a maximum of 180 days annually. To simplify the application process for the 5-year visitor visa, the government has introduced the option of a 5-year tourist e-Visa. This allows the foreigner who wants to visit India to apply for the visa 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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