Indian Visa For Portuguese, Ireland And UK Citizen


Starting in 2014, Portuguese citizens could request an Indian visa through online application. Portugal is among 169 nations where its residents are eligible for an India e-Visa, making travel planning much easier. Portuguese citizens visiting India have the option to select from three different types of e-Visas: Online Tourist Travel Authorization, Business e-Visa, and Individuals Seeking Medical Assistance Travel Authorization. Tourist e-Visas are specifically created for short stays in India for purposes such as sightseeing, religious activities, or relaxation. This visa permits you to reside in India for up to 90 days, starting from your arrival date. Highlighting the fact that the Tourist eVisa is non-transferable and non-convertible, it allows for only one entry into the country. Portuguese travelers must arrive in India within one year of their visa approval. India eBusiness Visa is designed for travelers who wish to visit India for business reasons. It is a double-entry visa that allows holders to stay for a total of up to 180 days (length of stay is calculated from the first date of entry into India). Business travelers must arrive in India within one year of visa approval. The India eMedical Visa is a short-term visa that allows the holder to enter India three times in total for medical treatment. Holders can stay in the country for a maximum of 60 days. This type of visa is not available to family members; Accompanying blood relatives must apply for a Physician Assistant Visa to travel with a person who has been granted a Medical Visa. It is easy for Portuguese passport holders to apply for an India e-Visa online – there is no need to travel to an Indian Embassy or Consulate to apply. The full application process is done online which makes it cheaper and easier than ever to visit India.


  • Valid passport – you will have no issues in getting a passport, and if you already have one, make sure that it is still valid. Just take a look at the expiry date.

  • Digital photo of yourself – it is preferable that the photo is recent. You should not make face gestures in it, and the background should be white.

  • A passport scan of the information page

  • A valid email address because the e-Visa will be sent via email.

  • Means of payment – You can use a credit or a debit card, and since PayPal has become quite popular, you can use that as well.


Thanks to the introduction of the India e-Visa, British citizens can now easily apply for their visa online before traveling to India. This online application procedure streamlines both the visa application and cuts down processing time. Great Britain and Northern Ireland together make up the United Kingdom, which is one of 170 countries that allow their citizens to utilize this online visa application system. Since starting in 2014, this online platform has greatly improved and sped up the visa application process for British citizens. British citizens can choose to apply for an e-Visa when traveling to India for tourism, business, or medical purposes. However, it is important to confirm whether a visa is required before planning a trip to India from the United Kingdom. As long as the traveler holds a valid British passport, they can use the India e-Visa service. The India Tourist eVisa allows UK citizens to holiday in India. It allows Brits to take part in tourism and leisure activities. It is valid for 1 year from the date of issue. Allows multiple entry for UK passport holders. Allows UK citizens to stay in India for up to 90 days. The India Business eVisa for UK Citizens permits for business travel to India. It is valid for one year from the date of issuance. It allows British passport holders to visit India many times. It permits British citizens to stay in India for up to 180 days. There are two types of India e-Medical Visas for UK citizens: e-Medical Patient Visa and Medical Attendant Visa. The e-Medical Patient Visa permits nationals of the United Kingdom to go to India for medical treatment. The e-Medical Patient Companion Visa is intended for individuals accompanying the patient visiting India (often relatives or close friends). These medical visas are issued by India for up to two companions per patient. It is valid for 120 days after it is issued. British citizens can enter India three times. The second and third visits must not be more than 60 days after the first. Each visit can last up to 60 days. The India e-Visa for British Citizens is a digital visa that can be applied for online in minutes. It takes less time and is more accessible as the electronic visa application is 100% online. Travelers from the UK can obtain a visa for the Republic of India without having to go to an embassy.

Required Documents for Getting the India Visa for UK Citizens

  • A Valid British passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in India. Your passport must also have at least two blank pages for the immigration officer to stamp once you enter India.

  • A valid email address to receive the eVisa in their Inbox.

  • Digital copy (scan) of the passport’s biographical page

  • You can use a credit or debit card to cover the processing fee.


Visa denial means your request for a visa has been declined, blocking your travel to a certain country. When individuals apply for a visa in India, they often have to explain the reasons for an embassy’s refusal of an Indian e-Visa application, particularly when important information needs to be conveyed or a specific form is not accessible. If you fail to show valid evidence of your legal right to enter a particular country, your visa request could be refused. Generally, visa applications or other pertinent legal documents are turned down due to mistakes or inaccurate information furnished.

Reasons for Indian Visa rejection

  • Fake Or False Documentation

  • Deteriorated Passport

  • Not providing full name

  • Mismatch of The Information

  • Unreasonable Letter of Reference

  • Incorrect e-Visa Type

  • Insufficient Funds

  • Insufficient reason explaining the intention of the trip.

  • Hiding criminal background


India has continuously been listed among the top ten most sought-after places in the world, leading to a rise in the request for travel visas. Irish nationals, along with others, are required to secure an Indian visa for various purposes such as holidays, work trips, and healthcare in India. From 2014 onwards, the Indian Government has allowed the Irish Citizen Visa application form to be accessed online. Irish nationals, along with 169 other nationalities, are required to obtain an e-Visa prior to traveling to India. At present, there are three different e-Visas offered, each designed for a specific reason for traveling. Citizens of Ireland can apply for the Indian Tourist Visa, which remains valid for one year. During the validity period of this visa, holders are allowed to enter India twice for a maximum of 90 days each time. The e-Business Visa is used for entering India for business purposes. This form of e-Visa permits you to stay in India for up to 365 days and enter and exit several times. Each stay cannot be more than 180 days. The Indian Medical Visa for Irish Citizens has a validity period of 60 days counting from the day of entry. Throughout the period of validity, travelers can enjoy the option of triple entry. However, since the launch of the Indian e-Visa in 2014, the process has become easy and quick with applicants taking no more than 15 minutes to complete the simple online application form. The application processing takes no longer than 2-4 working days.

Required Documents for Irish Citizens

  • A valid Passport, with at least six months of remaining validity, counting from the date of planned arrival.

  • A clear scanned bio page of passport showing the personal details (date of birth, full name, expiry date, nationality) and photography.

  • A recent front-facing photograph with a white background.

  • You can use a Credit or debit card for the visa fee payment.

  • A Valid email address to receive the eVisa in their Inbox.


Non-residents are now eligible to request a 5-year e-Visa for India if they wish to see relatives or engage in a brief yoga course. Due to increased tourism industry demand, the Indian government has granted a 5-year visit visa to numerous countries. This visit visa, which has a duration of five years, is granted to foreign travelers who intend to have a prolonged stay in India. An overseas visitor can only remain for a maximum of 90 days during each trip. Nevertheless, a five-year visa allows unlimited entries into India without any restrictions on the frequency of visits. A non-national from another country is now allowed to remain for a maximum of 180 days within one year. To simplify the application process for the 5-year visitor visa, the government has introduced the option of a 5-year tourist e-Visa. This allows the foreigner who wants to visit India to apply for the visa without having to visit the embassy.

What are the essential Documents requirements to obtain 5-year e-Tourist Visa?

  • You must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your current date of departure from the nation to enter India for the first time.

  • A valid email address to receive the eVisa in their Inbox.

  • You can use a credit or debit card for payment of eVisa fees.

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