VOA from outside own country

#1 Aug 11th, 2017, 17:17
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Hi everyone

I am a UK passport holder, residing in Malaysia on a long term visa/pass. I wish to visit India on a VOA and wonder if there are any problems in applying from outside one's own country.

I have read the official information on the Indian e-visa website, but can't find any reference to this issue.

Anyone had a similar experience?

Thanks.
#2 Aug 11th, 2017, 20:29
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Hello, GreenTea, and welcome to IndiaMike

There is no explicit reference to the issue since there is no issue. You can apply from anywhere in the world for an e-Visa and enter India on it as it is purely an online procedure, as long as you follow the eligibility rules and conditions for it. See all the tabs on:

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
#3 Aug 11th, 2017, 20:41
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Hi and thanks for that. The situation you describe is as it should be, but having visited India many times before, I am always cautious. Shortly after the e-visa was introduced, I made an application, which was rejected and the only reason I can think of as to why, is the fact that I applied from outside my own country. Of course, they kept my money, but would not offer any explanation.

I have emailed the support desk. Maybe I'll get a reply.......maybe not.
#4 Aug 12th, 2017, 09:48
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Apply and see. There is nothing in the e-Visa application that is specific to where one is residing (Or so it was last I looked - 02/17) However, if your application was rejected with the same passport no# as current, I do not know what might be the case. IVFRT ( Immigration, Visa and Foreigner's Registration & Tracking ) now indexes to atleast passport number, and maybe other other variables.
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Originally Posted by GreenTea View Post Hi and thanks for that. The situation you describe is as it should be, but having visited India many times before, I am always cautious. Shortly after the e-visa was introduced, I made an application, which was rejected and the only reason I can think of as to why, is the fact that I applied from outside my own country.
There was some other reason. Applying again without determining the reason will not help. I suggest applying for a regular visa.
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Originally Posted by RPG View Post There was some other reason. Applying again without determining the reason will not help. I suggest applying for a regular visa.
On second thoughts, your's is a better suggestion.
#7 Aug 13th, 2017, 09:44
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Thanks. I appreciate your thoughts and advice. The standard tourist visa route would appear to be the best solution on this occasion.

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