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Advisory regarding fake/fraudulent websites for e-visas to India

Posted on: November 16, 2018 | Back | Print

CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA CAPE TOWN

ADVISORY REGARDING FRAUDULENT WEBSITES FOR E-VISAS TO INDIA

It has come to the notice of the Consulate that some unauthorised websites are posing as Government of India authorised portalfor e-visas to India and duping unsuspecting applicants. Weblinks as below, all sponsored ads on Google, have been found to be the top search items for ‘e-visas to India’:

The above websites claim to be the official website for Indian visas/e-visas and appear similar in look and feel to the authorized website for e-visas to India- https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/. These fake websites even provide hotlines or online support/chat services across different geographies in order to give a touch of legitimacy to their fraudulent credentials.

2. It may be noted that services for e-visas to India are offered only through the website-
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/. Any other similar sounding and identical or similar looking website is fake. Government of India websites operate on the domain.gov.in or .nic.in only.

3. Applicants for e-visas to India are requested to apply online only at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/.