Indian Visa For Portuguese, UK, Ireland Citizens


Chattogram, Bangladesh, 12th February 2024, Portuguese residents were able to apply for an Indian visa online beginning in 2014. Portuguese nationals traveling to India can choose between three types of e-Visas: Online Tourist Travel Authorization, Business e-Visa, and Individuals Seeking Medical Assistance Travel Authorization. Portugal is one of 169 countries whose citizens qualify for an India e-Visa, which greatly simplifies trip planning. Tourist e-Visas are designed specifically for short-term visits to India for sightseeing, religious activities, or leisure. This visa allows you to stay in India for a maximum of 90 days, beginning on the day you arrive. It is important to emphasize that the Tourist eVisa cannot be transferred or converted, and it only permits a single 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.


Because of the introduction of the India e-Visa, British nationals can now apply for their visa online. The United Kingdom, which includes Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is one of 170 countries whose citizens can use this online visa service. British citizens who travel to India for tourism, business, or medical reasons can apply for an e-Visa. Travelers with a valid British passport can use the India e-Visa service. The India Tourist eVisa allows UK citizens to visit India. It enables Britons to engage in tourism and leisure activities. It is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Allows UK passport holders to enter multiple times. 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 refusal refers to the rejection of your visa application, which prevents you from traveling to a specific country. When applying for a visa in India, individuals frequently encounter the need to address the reason for an embassy’s refusal or rejection of an Indian e-Visa application, especially when critical details must be communicated, or a specific form is unavailable. If you do not provide substantiating proof of your lawful authorization to enter a specific country, your visa application may be denied. 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 consistently been ranked as one of the world’s top ten most popular destinations, resulting in an increase in demand for travel permits. Irish citizens, like many others, must obtain an Indian visa in order to visit India for a variety of reasons, including vacations, business trips, and medical treatments. Since 2014, the Government of India has made the Irish Citizen Visa application form available online. Irish citizens, like 169 other nationalities, must apply for an e-Visa before visiting India. Currently, three types of e-Visas are available, each catering to a different travel purpose. Irish citizens are eligible for the Indian Tourist Visa, which is valid for a 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.


Foreigners can now apply for a 5-year e-Visa to India if they want to visit friends and family or participate in a short-term yoga program. In response to high demand from the tourism industry, the Indian government has issued a 5-year visa to several countries. This visit visa, which is valid for five years, is issued to foreign tourists planning to stay in India for an extended period of time. A foreign traveler is only allowed to stay for 90 days per visit. However, with a five-year visa, there are no restrictions on the number of times one can enter India. Foreign nationals can now stay for up to 180 days per calendar 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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