India Visa for Swiss Nationals

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e-Visa Requirements for Swiss Nationals

India requires Swiss visitors to get a visa before entering the country. Electronic visas were launched in India in 2014, allowing citizens of 166 countries, including Switzerland, to apply online for a tourist, medical, or business eVisa.

Swiss nationals may apply for an India visa online in around 15 minutes from anywhere worldwide, provided they have an internet connection.

Which Visa Am I Required to Have to Visit India from Switzerland?

Swiss citizens can apply for an electronic tourist visa, a business visa, or a medical visa, depending on the reason for their travel.

There are two categories of Indian tourist visas for Swiss citizens. The 30-day e-Tourist visa is valid for one month and permits Swiss citizens to enter India twice. The maximum stay allowed is thirty days in a row.

The Swiss e-Tourist visa for India is valid for one year from the date of issuance. It permits numerous entries over 365 days, with stays of up to 90 consecutive days from the date of entry.

The India business visa for Swiss nationals is valid for a single year. However, the length of stay permitted in India on a business visa is extended. With an e-Business visa, Swiss nationals can stay in India for up to 180 days. This might be 180 consecutive days or 180 days throughout numerous trips.

The Indian medical visa for Swiss nationals allows for three entries. The initial entry must be submitted within 30 days of issuance. The Medical e-Visa is after that valid for sixty days from the date of entry, with a maximum stay of sixty days in a row. During the visa’s validity period of sixty days, Swiss patients may depart and re-enter India twice.

  • Passport

    Passport with at least six months’ validity from the expected date of arrival

  • Debit or Credit card

    For Payment.

  • Email Address

    A valid email address.

What documentation do Swiss citizens need to obtain an Indian visa?

In addition to the online application, other papers must be presented for the electronic visa.

Switzerland nationals must adhere to the following India visa requirements:

  • Passport with at least six months validity after the date of intended arrival
  • Two blank pages for stamps in a passport.
  • Return or onward travel airline tickets
  • Documentation demonstrating sufficient financial resources for the duration of the stay in India
  • The Passport bio page is scanned to display a clean image and personal data (name, date of birth, nationality, expiry date, etc.)
  • debit or credit card payment for the visa fee
  • A recent shot of the front with a white backdrop.
  • Valid email address


Additional needed documentation may include the following:

  • Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination for Travelers from Affected Countries
  • Health coverage
ETA Application Steps

Fill online visa application


Make payment


Receive approved visa by Email

How Long Does It Take to Approve an Indian Visa?

Swiss residents must submit their visa application four days before their anticipated departure.

It may take two to four business days to gain approval for a visa application for India. The electronic visa will be sent to the supplied email address in case of support. Print the approved visa and bring it to the airport upon arrival. During your stay in India, you should always retain a copy of your approved electronic visa.

The Indian eVisa is invalid for entering restricted or protected areas within Indian territory and cannot be extended or changed.

How Can Swiss Nationals Obtain an Indian Visa?

The application procedure for an India visa from Switzerland is simple and quick, requiring only the completion of an online application form, payment of the visa cost, and submission of the needed documents. It removes the need to schedule interviews and appointments at embassies and consulates. The online application procedure takes up to 15 minutes in total.

Visa acceptance often requires up to four business days. The visa confirmation and status will be emailed to the applicant’s specified email address. Upon permission, tourists can arrange to enter India via 29 airports and five ports on the water.

It is required to travel using the same passport used to apply for the electronic Indian visa online.