Indian E-TOURIST “Visa On Arrival” for Mexican Citizens

For Mexicans volunteering in India with us:

The Embassy of India has announced the new E-TOURIST VISA Scheme (eTV) for Mexican Nationals (Earlier called Tourist Visa on Arrival-Electronic Travel Authorisation (TVOA-ETA) Scheme).

Why is this a big deal? It means that:

Mexican citizens can now obtain their visa for India electronically — and within days of departure for India.

Previously, travelers had to send their actual passport and other visa materials through the mail to the Indian Embassy in Mexico City. This old process was not only time consuming but risked the chance of a passport getting lost in the mail.

More details from the Indian Embassy in Mexico City:

The step is aimed at facilitating travel of foreign nationals to India for tourism, casual business and other similar purposes and avoid problems in obtaining visas for travel to India at short notice. In particular, Mexican citizens residing outside Mexico City will not have to travel to or send their passports and visa applications to the Embassy of India in Mexico City.

Under the Scheme, the applicants have to apply online and make payment for the visa fees (USD 60/- only) electronically through credit/debit card at least four working days before the date of arrival in India. The applicants will then receive an ‘Electronic Travel Authorization’ or electronic visa (e-visa) within 72 hours at their registered email account, which along with a return ticket or onward journey ticket will enable them to travel to India.

The eTV will allow entry into India within 30 days from the date of approval of ETA and this will be valid for 30 days stay in India from the date of arrival in India. The facility will be limited to two occasions in one calendar year. The tourists will have to enter India from one of the following nine (9) international airports – Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram. However, they can leave India from any authorized Immigration Check Post in India.