The government of India has allowed various categories of e-visa for those who wish/ need to travel to India for various purposes such as sightseeing, business, medical care and conference.
The tourist e-visa is an electronic visa that is applicable for a foreign national who wishes to visit India for the purpose of meeting their family or friends and/or sightseeing. This visa allows you to stay in India for leisure. The maximum stay limit, the validity of the visa, number of entries and cost of the visa varies upon the nationality of the person applying for the visa and the cost as well. Apply e Tourist Visa India
There are three types of tourist visas that vary depending upon the following features
The medical e-visa is a visa granted to a foreign national who seeks to receive medical treatment in India. The number of entries allowed to a person holding a medical visa is three times. This visa is only applicable to the patient and not for their family members. This type of visa is non-extendable, non-convertible and not valid for visiting protected or restricted Areas. Apply Medical e Visa India
The applicant needs
A letter from the hospital he/she wishes to seek medical treatment.
An individual passport (regardless of the age) that has validity up to 6 months from the date of arrival. It must also have at least 2 blank pages.
Funds to support themselves during their stay in India.
If the applicant requires a family member to visit along with him/ her, the family member can have a medical attendant visa.
The medical e-visa can be issued 3 times in a year in which it is valid for 60 days each time.
If you are a family member of a person who seeks medical care in India and wants to accompany him/her to India then you need a medical attendant e-visa. The medical attendant e-visa is only granted to family members of the patient. The medical attendant visa is granted to only up to two members of the family of the person holding the medical e-visa and the maximum stay grant is of 60 days. This visa is not transferable, not extendable and valid up to 60 days only. Apply Medical Attendant e Visa India
The applicant needs to have
Sufficient funds to support their stay in India.
An individual Passport valid up to 6 months from the date of arrival to India.
At least two blank pages for the immigration authorities to place the entry and exit stamps.
People visit India for various reasons and attending a summit or conference can be one of them. For such purposes, one needs to have a conference e-visa. The conference e-visa is granted to people who have workshops, events or seminars regarding a particular subject. Unlike other visas, the conference e-visa is valid up to 30 days from the date of issuing and is valid only for a single entry. You need to produce an invitation from the organization in which you are delivering or attending the seminar or conference. Apply Conference e Visa India
The organization could be
UN, Specialized agencies
Any Ministry or department of the Indian government or UT administrations etc.
The business e-visa is granted to individuals belonging to foreign nations and wishes to visit India with the purpose of dealing with any kind of business or trading. Such individuals need to have an invitation from the organization with which they are exploring business or they need to specify the intention and purpose such as