I am a South African citizen arriving in Delhi en route to Kathmandu and the problem is I am flying in on one airline and departing on another so I have to collect my luggage in Delhi. I am returning to Delhi after 13 days and will stay in Delhi for 3 nights.

Can I purchase 2 single entry visas for this purpose as I don't have time to apply for a multiple entry visa?


Yes, you can get two electronic single entry permits for free from HERE

Remember to print out both Permits to show each at Indian border control (and at the flight gate if asked)

You don't need an actual visa to enter India for max 30 days, except if having entered more than twice in a calendar year.

  • Dude, Indian "e-tourist-visa" is not free - it's about 30 bucks right? – Fattie Oct 14 '16 at 10:14
  • @JoeBlow Depends on nationality. 100% free for South Africans indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/eTV_revised_fee_final.pdf – Crazydre Oct 14 '16 at 10:20
  • Bizarre! Good spot. The fee is about USD50. For a handful of countries (including South Africa, where the OP is from!) it is free. – Fattie Oct 14 '16 at 10:25
  • @JoeBlow There are 4 price Levels: free, USD 25.62, 49.1 and 61.5 (there's a 2.5% fee on top of the listed fees) – Crazydre Oct 14 '16 at 10:28
  • Right, the vast majority are 48 bucks (annoyingly the US & UK are 60 bucks!) Plus a card fee to either SBI or Axis. Great spot that South Africa is free. – Fattie Oct 14 '16 at 10:31

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