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Why traveling to India is easier than ever

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2017-07-16 11:08:23
Traveling is not all about booking a flight and packing a bag. All experienced travelers know that it requires more than that. Many countries provide easy access within their borders, but most of them require a visa. That is if you are traveling from the US. Europeans, for example, travel only with their ID card in any country, as long as they go to another European state. However, until that is a general rule for the entire world, you need a visa.

Acquiring a visa can be a tedious process. It depends on a number of factors, like where you are from and where you are going. Also, in open season, you have a long waiting period. Moreover, staying in line at a consulate is time-consuming, something that everyone hates. Going to India, however, is a lot easier nowadays. You can go for an Indian e-visa.

What is an Indian e-visa?
An Indian e-visa is a document that you can procure online. The processing time is shorter than going to the consulate, and you do not even have to leave your house. It can all be done from the comfort of your home.

How do you get one?
The process is very simple. All you have to do is go to the website linked above and follow the steps. Of course, you need a few documents, but there are no special requirements. Here is what you need:
- A valid passport - if you do not have one, or you have one that expires during your vacation, you should have that fixed. To shorten that process too, you can get passport photos online as well.
- A recent digital photo of yourself
- A scan of the information page of your passport
- A credit/debit card or a Paypal account

If you are on a business trip or going to India for medical purposes, you will need a copy of the business card and an Invitation letter (if possible,) or a medical letter respectively.

Once you get all the documentation together, you enter the site and fill in an application. That should take you a couple of minutes. The first part of the process consists of filling in some basic information about yourself. The second part is a personal questionnaire and photo uploads of the documents above. It is all very simple, and if you require assistance, there is 24/7 service available that is willing to answer all your questions.

As far as costs go, it depends on your country of origin. You have the option of choosing from three processing times (Standard, Rush, and Super Rush), which means you can get your visa in 3 business days, one business day, or 18 hours. The point is that the costs are somewhere between 0$ ad 97$, which include a 35$ service fee.

India has done a terrific job in introducing the iVisa. It is fast, it saves you time and money, but the best part is that your efforts are minimal. You can do all that from work, or in 20 minutes on your couch when you get home. Either way, your job at planning your vacation has just gotten better.




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