Tourist Visa Requirements For Cruise Ship Visitors in India

Have you ever wondered what you need to do before coming to India on a cruise? Many people don’t know, and that’s why I wrote this article.

What you need to know about the requirements for visiting India on a cruise ship

Cruise ship visitors who will be visiting India for less than 30 days need only a valid passport and visa. For tourists travelling to India on a cruise ship for more than 30 days, they will need to obtain a tourist visa before boarding the ship. There are a few different types of tourist visas that can be obtained, depending on your nationality and your intended duration in India. TOURIST VISA FOR INDIA

Required Documents: Passport

Visa (if applicable)

Hotel or Flight Ticket

Proof of Insurance ✈✈✈ If you are travelling as part of a group, make sure each member has proof of insurance in case anything goes wrong. It is also a good idea to bring copies of all your travel documents in case you lose them while in India.

The Indian Embassy or Consulate nearest to you can help you apply for the correct type of visa. Make sure to bring all required documents with you to the appointment, including your passport picture and visa application form.

How cruise ships are viewed in India

Cruise ships in India are popular tourist destinations for people from all around the world. However, there are some restrictions that visitors need to know about before traveling on a cruise ship to India.

First, cruise ship visitors need a tourist visa if they are not citizens of a country that is part of the Schengen Agreement. This means that most cruise ship visitors need a visa if they are not from one of the countries listed in the table below: INDIAN VISA FOR CRUISE SHIP VISITORS

Country Visa Requirement Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil (except for residents of Rio de Janeiro), Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Chile (except for residents of Valparaíso and Santiago), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,, Denmark (except for Greenland and Faroe Islands), Estonia,, Finland (except for Åland Islands and Finnish Defence Forces personnel stationed outside Finland), France (), Germany (), Greece (), Hungary (), Iceland (), Ireland(), Italy*, Latvia*, Liechtenstein*, Lithuania*, Luxembourg*, Malta*, Mexico*, Monaco** Montenegro** Netherlands ** New Zealand , Norway*** Peru*** Poland*** Portugal*** Qatar*** Romania*** Russia San Marino Serbia Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Thailand Turkey Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Vatican City.

* These countries have a visa-free regime for holders of an electronic passport or e-Visa. For other nationals holding normal passports, visas must be obtained prior to travel. ** Monaco does not require a visa.

The Indian Visa for Cruise Ship Visitors

To be eligible for a tourist visa in India, you must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after your planned departure from India. You must also meet the other requirements of the visa category you are applying for.

Different categories of visas exist for tourists who visit India. The most common type of visa is the tourist visa, which allows you stay in India for up to 30 days. Other types of visas include business visas, student visas, and worker visas.

You must apply for your visa at an Indian embassy or consulate abroad. You will need to provide proof of your identity and travel documents, as well as payment for the application fee. Your embassy or consulate will then issue you a visa letter that should be carried with you when traveling to India.

When entering India on your tourist visa, make sure to carry your passport, visa letter, and any other required documents with you at all times. If you are caught without these documents, you may be refused entry into India and may have to return home without visiting the country.

Alternatives to obtaining a tourist visa in India

There are a few alternatives to obtaining a tourist visa in India. One option is to apply for a visa at an Indian consulate or embassy outside of India. Another option is to apply for a tourism visa through an online service provider. The final option is to obtain a tourist visa on arrival in India, which is the most common approach for cruise ship visitors.


If you are planning on visiting India for a cruise ship tour, you will need to be aware of the tourist visa requirements. This document details the specific requirements for citizens of certain countries who want to visit India for tourism purposes. If you are not sure which country you are from, or if you have some other questions about the visa process, please contact your nearest Indian embassy or c