New Visa Considerations for Travel to India

In January 2017, India implemented changes to the e-Visa scheme, creating separate categories for business, tourism, and medical travel. The e-Visa is available to nationals of certain countries and can be issued up to two times per year, allowing two entries within a 60 day period. It is expected that long-term, consular issued visas, such as the Business Visa, will no longer be canceled when the holder applies for a short-term visa, including the e-Visa. This change will enable long-term visa holders, normally restricted to a singular purpose based on their particular classification, to travel for other reasons.