Electronic Visa (e-Visa) for India
Government of India has introduced the Electronic Visa (e-Visa) to facilitate travel to India by citizens of many friendly countries. Eritrea is among the countries whose citizens are eligible to travel to India on an e-Visa. The process of obtaining an e-Visa is simple, and you do not need to visit the Embassy of India at all for this. You can complete the process from the comfort of your home. You will receive the visa by email within a few days, and you can carry a print-out with you when you travel.
The e-Visa can be used if you want to travel to India for recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit. e-Visa has 3 sub-categories i.e., e-Tourist visa (Double entry), e-Business visa (Double entry,) and e-Medical Visa (Triple entry). Validity of e-Visa will be 60 days from the date of arrival in India. You are permitted to club these categories. e-Visa can be availed for maximum of two times in a year (i.e. between January to December)
This e-Visa facility is in addition to the existing Regular Visa service
Your passport should have at least 6 months validity from the date you arrive in India, and it must contain at least two blank pages for affixing the immigration stamps at the airport. You should also have a return ticket, and enough funds to support your intended duration of stay in India.
The Embassy of India strongly recommends nationals of Eritrea to make use of the e-Visa facility, as long as they meet the above conditions. In this connection, it is important to note that the correct website for applying for an Indian e-Visa is https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html. There are a number of fraud/fake websites on the internet, which promise to facilitate Indian e-Visa for travelers. Applicants are strongly advised to avoid using any other website for applying for the e-Visa. Please only use the website mentioned above.
In case you wish to apply for an e-Visa and have any doubt about the procedure, please contact the Embassy of India at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.