How to apply Indian e Tourist Visa (eTV) for Filipinos in Dubai

Confused whether Indian Visa for Filipino Expats are given on the arrival of airport or not?
I hear you! Let me guide you.
First. You need to apply a Visa here in Dubai (if you are living in Dubai), it’s called eTV (e Tourist Visa) then upon arrival on the airport, you need to show your eTV. They will direct you to proceed for gathering of biometric details.
So, you should have an e Tourist Visa paper with you before leaving the country. 

How to appply?

‘e Tourist Visa’ (eTV) enabled by Electronic travel Authorization (ETA). Once the applicant submits an online application, along with a copy of his/her passport and a photograph and other requirements, within 72 hours, the applicant will know if the visa application has been approved through his e-mail.
The approved copy of “Electronic Travel Authorization” (ETA) received via email, can be presented only at one of the following sixteen international airports across India while travelling to India. At the airport, an immigration official will take the required biometrics and once the verification is complete, the visa will be stamped at the immigration.

Point of Entry

e TV is valid for entry through 16 designated Airports i.e., Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum and Varanasi. However, the foreigner can take exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.

Features of the visa

This visa will have a maximum validity of 30 days with single entry from the date of arrival in India.

Terms and conditions

The sole purpose of visiting India on tourist visa on arrival should only be for recreation, sightseeing, visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit etc.
  • Foreigners who hold an ordinary passport with maximum 6 months validity.
  • Foreigners traveling on passport other than ordinary passport such as Diplomatic, Official,Special, and Service passports are not eligible for the eTourist Visa (eTV) Service.

Instruction for eTV enabled by ETA

  • Applicants may apply online at
  • eTV links may also be found in websites of Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Home Affairs,Ministry of External Affairs and the Bureau of Immigration. The online application should be submitted minimum four days in advance and maximum 30 days of the proposed date of travel.


  • Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of passport to be uploaded while applying.
  • A fee of US $60/- (Plus bank transaction charges) per passenger to be paid online for the grant of ETA for eTV.
  • Fees once paid is not refundable under any circumstances.
  • Online application will be processed only after fee is paid online.
  • Decision on eTV will be conveyed by email. Therefore, applicants are advised to ensure that correct email address is provided.
  • Applicant can also track the status of their application online on the eTV website by selecting the link “Visa Status”, and entering their Application ID number and Passport number.
  • Applicant should carry a copy of ETA along with him/her at the time of travel.
  • eTV once is non-extendable, non-convertible and not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted or Cantonment Areas.
  • Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at the eTV counter at the Airport at the time of arrival in India.

Now, do you need it rush? Madali lang yan, I did mine  within 24 hrs, eTv was delivered dirertly on my email. I used the ETAIndia Travel agency, for more information, click here . You need to fill up the information and upload your photo then pay $127.00 USD in total. Voila! Next day, visa is already in your mailbox!
Have Fun with Incredible India!

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