Passport, Visa & Entry Requirements

Package: A Taste of India

Visa Required: U.S. citizens must have a visa for entry into India. If taking the optional Nepal extension, a visa for entry to Nepal will be required as well. Please see visa information below See below for more information.

Information by Destination

India

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least six months after the arrival date, with at least two blank visa pages. U.S. passport holders must also have a visa to enter India. US passport holders visiting India with stays up to 30 days may obtain a single or double entry  eVisa through the Indian Government's eTVOA website. You cannot obtain an eVisa until 30 days prior to arrival in India, but no later than 4 days before your departure from the US. However, visas are only valid for entry within 30 days of the date of issue, therefore we strongly recommend that you apply for your eVisa between 14-21 days prior to your arrival in India.

Please note that when applying for your eVisa, you will be asked to upload clear photocopies of the following:

A non-refundable eVisa fee must be paid no later than 4 days before your expected arrival date in India.  Once your eVisa is approved, you will receive an email with the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) status marked as “GRANTED.”  

Please be sure to have a print out of the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) with you at all times, during your stay in India. You will be asked to present your valid Indian visa at the airline check-in counter. You may not be allowed to board the plane without a valid India visa.

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, please see the entry requirements.

Nepal

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least six months after your date of return to the U.S. with one blank page. U.S. passport holders must also have a visa to enter Nepal. The necessary tourist visa will be issued upon arrival in Nepal upon payment of the Visa fee.  Applications can be completed inside the airport using self-service kiosk machines. However, as there are only a few kiosk machines, to avoid long queues, we recommend completing the application online, no earlier than 15 days prior to your arrival in Nepal. Full instructions will be provided in your final documents. (as of Mar. 23, 2018 the fee is $30 per person but is subject to change at any time.)

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, please see the entry requirements.

General Requirements & Guidelines

Expedited Visa Service

Need to obtain your own visas? Though it is possible to obtain a visa directly from an embassy or consulate, we generally recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider, VisaHQ. Here's why:

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