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Fake Websites offering online E-Visa

Posted on: April 12, 2018 | Back | Print

It has been brought to our notice that a number of fake visa websites are operating on the internet, claiming to provide e-Tourist visas services to visa applicants. Applying through false e-visa websites can compromise personal information and leads to false payment for e-visa services.

Key points:

- E-visa applicants should only apply for e-visas through the Government of India website at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in and https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html.

- The Indian government does not appoint any authorized agents to apply for e-visas on behalf of any applicant. No facilitation is required by an intermediary or other such agent.

- False e-visa websites may advertise faster application processing times with additional charges. These offers are scams and should be disregarded.

- Foreign nationals from any of the more than 160 countries covered by the e-visa program may apply for e-tourist, e-business or e-medical visas, depending on the purpose of their visit. Travelers must be sure that their specific activities are permitted."