The Indian Visa for South African citizens / passport holders has been available as online application form since 2014 from the Indian Government. This visa to India allows travellers from South Africa and other countries to visit India for short term stays. These short term stays range between 30, 90 and 180 days per visit depending on the purpose of visit. There are 5 major categories of electronic India Visa (India eVisa) available to citizens of South Africa. The categories available to South African citizens for visit to India under the electronic India Visa or eVisa India regulations are for Tourist purposes, Business Visits or Medical Visit (both as a Patient or as medical attendant / nurse to the Patient) to visit India.
South African citizens who are visiting India for recreation / sightseeing / meeting friends / relatives / short term yoga programme / short term courses less than 6 months in duration can now apply for an electronic India Visa for Touristic purposes also known as eTourist Visa with either 1 month (double entry), 1 year or 5 years of validity (multiple entries into India under 2 duration of visa).
Indian Visa from South Africa can be applied online on this website and can receive the eVisa to India by Email. The process is extremely simplified for the South African citizens. The only requirement is to have an Email Id, a Credit / Debit card in 1 of the 133 currencies or Paypal. The electronic Indian Visa (India eVisa) is an official document that permits entry into and travel within India.
Indian Visa for South African citizens will be sent via email, after they have completed the online application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment has been verified.
South African citizens will be sent a secure link to their email address for any documents required for Indian Visa to support their application such as photograph of face or passport bio data page, these can up either uploaded on this website or emailed back to the Customer Support team’s email address.
The requirement for South African citizens are to have the following ready for India eVisa:
The Indian Visa for South African citizens can be completed in matter of few minutes via an online form. Once the payment has been made, additional details that are requested depending on the type of Visa can be provided by email or uploaded later also take between 2-3 minutes to complete.
Indian Visa from South Africa is available within 3-4 business days at the earliest. In certain cases rush processing can be attempted. It is recommended to apply India Visa at least 4 days in advance of your travel.
Once the electronic India Visa (eVisa India) has been delivered by email, it can be saved on your phone or printed on paper and carried in person to the airport. There is no need to visit the embassy or Indian consulate.
The following 28 airports allow passengers to enter India on the electronic India Visa (eVisa India):
Once the electronic Visa for India (eVisa India) has been delivered by email, it can be saved on your phone or printed on paper and carried in person to the airport. There is no need to visit the embassy or Indian consulate.
Yes, all individuals require a Visa for India regardless of their age including new born babies with their own separate Passport. There is no concept of family or a groups Visa for India, each individual must apply for their own India Visa application.
Indian Visa from South Africa (Electronic Visa to India) can be applied anytime as long as your journey is within the next 1 year.
Electronic India Visa is required if coming by a cruise ship. As of today, however, the eVisa India is valid on the following sea ports if arriving by cruise ship:
Click here to see complete list of Airport and Seaport that are allowed for entry on eVisa India (electronic India Visa).
Click here to see here complete list of Airport, Seaport and Immigration check points that are allowed for exit on eVisa India (electronic India Visa).