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How early can you apply for an e-visa?

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How early can you apply for an e-visa?

Hi,

I’ve been told different information by everyone at how early I can apply.

I go to India for a couple weeks on 12 Feb. However, iam travelling to other destinations before so would ideally like to get my visa now before I pay for my booking and flights. I called up the helpline and they advised on applying end Jan! That’s just cutting it too fine for me!

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1. Re: How early can you apply for an e-visa?

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2. Re: How early can you apply for an e-visa?

You can apply for e-visa between 4 -124 days.

You can apply now for your travel in Feb

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3. Re: How early can you apply for an e-visa?

Hi

You have plenty of time available with you. Better to apply now.

With regards

Shaan

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4. Re: How early can you apply for an e-visa?

Hi, yes I want to apply now too but when I called the centre they told me it’s too early and risk rejection of visa!

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5. Re: How early can you apply for an e-visa?

Applied my Visa two months before my journey.

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6. Re: How early can you apply for an e-visa?

Please don't depend on travel forums for such important issues.

Go to the e-visa government website and read the rules, they are quite clear.

https:/…tvoa.html

Rules change from time to time, so best to see the original source.

Edited: 11 December 2017, 07:15
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7. Re: How early can you apply for an e-visa?

As of Dec 11, 2017 the rule is:

Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days. Example: If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 2nd Jan

edinburgh
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8. Re: How early can you apply for an e-visa?

Yes, your example of the time period is my understanding too. Which means I would be ok to apply this Friday at 15th Dec for my holiday on 12 February. However, I called the centre and they told me it’s too early! :(

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9. Re: How early can you apply for an e-visa?

Post No. 1 gave you a link to the e-Visa Guide which has all the information you require and is up to date. Please refer to this.

You have been given correct information above.

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10. Re: How early can you apply for an e-visa?

I am travelling to India 10 February and got my e-visa about three weeks ago.

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