In the first part of the form, you are asked basic details including passport number, issue date and expiry date. You should also know the date of your departure and arrival in India, the Indian Visa Application Form expects that you provide this information.
Indian visa requirement depends on the type of visa you are filing. Basic details required are same, passport details, face photo and passport scan copy is required for all cases. The topic India Visa Documents Required covers visa type specific documents.
Note that for India Visa Requirement you are not supposed to courier the documents, post them or send them to any Indian Embassy office or Government of India office. Only digital scan copies are required in PDF, JPG, PNG format, if you are unable to upload because of size limitation then you can email the attachments to our Help Desk using the Contact Us form form. To re-iterate, there is no need for physical documents for an Indian Visa online. You can provide these documents in two manners, either by uploading on this website https://www.www.india-visa-gov.in or by emailing to our help desk. Emailing to our Help Desk opens up the possibility to send us document in any file format and size including but not limited to MP4, AVI, PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF, SVG or TIFF. The size limitation for your face photograph and passport scan photograph is also lifted for email. Note that you can take these photos from your mobile phone on the condition that they are legible and clear, professional scanner is NOT required.
If you want your application to be successful, then the most important fields you need to pay heed to are those that relate to your passport. If they are not exactly matched correct as per passport, then the Immigration Officers appointed by the Government of India have the discretion to reject your application. These important fields that require exact match in alphabet by alphabet are:
Indian Visa Requirement are most stringent for the passport and face photograph for which a detailed guide is provided. Your passport image should not be very dark or very light, the scan copy of your passport and the application provided details must exactly match. Note that two blank pages is NOT a requirement per se of eVisa India (Indian Visa Online) because Government of India never asks for your physical passport. eVisa India or (electronic Indian Visa Online) is issued to you regardless of the number of pages in your passport, the onus is on you to ensure that there are two blank pages in your passport. The Immigration Officers at the airport need to stamp for entry/exit, therefore there is an airport requirement that you have two blank pages on your passport.
Ensure that you have checked the eligibility for your India eVisa.
Please apply for a India Visa 4-7 days in advance of your flight.