A passport is required to visit India and it must be valid for a minimum of six months from your intended return to the UK. It is necessary to have at least two blank pages in your passport to allow for a visa to be inserted. A visa is required for entry into India. The visa is not included in the holiday charge and must be obtained by you before departure.
India has now reintroduced the e-visa scheme for UK passport holders. Please check with the Indian High Commission for full details: High Commission of India, London, United Kingdom (hcilondon.gov.in)
You can apply for an e-visa for India between 30 days and 3 days prior to the date of arrival in India. The visa is double entry and will be valid for 30 days from date of arrival. The visa cost as of Mar 2023 was US$25. Please note this price changes regularly with no prior notice from the Indians.
You will need to complete the online form and it is necessary to upload a copy of the photo page from your passport, with all information showing clearly, plus a recent front facing photograph. Specific requirements for the photograph can be found on the application website. You should print off a copy of the confirmed e-visa to take with you. Biometric data will be taken on arrival and this is mandatory.
Information on the e-visa, cost, photograph specifications and your application form can be found at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
Please note it is very important to use the correct site as there are many websites that charge huge sums and offer the same service.
Notes to assist you with completing your visa application:
You are required to supply details of a referee in the UK in India. You may wish to use the referees as listed below.
In the UK:
RWH Travel Ltd.
Welwyn Garden City
Tel: 01707 331133
Milan Cinema Rd
Tel: +91 84484 45051
Please note the visa application procedure can be challenging. Regent Visa Services offer a visa application service. For a fee they can greatly simplify the process:
Regent Visa Services, U.K. - Find Visas and Apply Online: Fast Service, Easy Requirements.
The Bhutanese Visa is included in the holiday charge and will be arranged by our agent in India.
We require the followings for visa processing when you pay your balance 14 weeks before travel.
A colour scan of the photo page of your passport. The passport must be valid for six months from the intended date of departure from the Kingdom.
A copy of your Travel Insurance Policy, valid for the duration of the trip.
A recent passport-size photograph (in digital form).
This information will be transmitted to our Indian agent so they can process the visas. We and our agent in India will destroy this information after travel is completed.
Multiple entry Indian visas are required if you enter Bhutan from India and re-enter India after the Bhutan tour. The standard Indian E-visa allows double entry and is sufficient for this holiday
Dual passport holders are required to use the same passport for Bhutan travel which passport details are submitted while applying for the visa.
The Bhutan visa fee is included in the tour cost.
Carrying any satellite phone (SATPHONE) & Drone is not permitted, in Bhutan.