Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form For Indian Citizens

06-Jan-2023

10 min read

To combat the Covid-19 pandemic, governments worldwide implemented their own rules and regulations, and India was no different. The Government of India first introduced the Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form for international travel in August 2020 to track potential covid cases due to international travel.

Indian Nationals and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI cardholders) do not need a visa to enter India. However, all foreign passport holders must acquire a relevant India Tourist Visa unless they are from a visa-exempt country.

Before starting with your Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form, there are a few things to consider. In this blog post, I will answer all your queries and assist you in filling out the form. Let us start:


What Is The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form?

In India, New Delhi Airport facilitates Air Suvidha Self Declaration for all international passengers coming into the country. It also makes your passage through the airport easier by not having to wait in long queues to fill out forms.

It is a contactless solution mandated by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). All passengers arriving from overseas can self-declare their health status through the Air Suvidha online portal.

In simple words, it is an Indian health declaration form that assists the Indian Health Authorities in tracking coronavirus spread. It also helps them find out potentially infected travelers and quickly contact them to advise on the quarantine and treatment measures.

You can find the Self Declaration Form on the New Delhi Airport Website. This form must be presented at all international airports in India.

It is crucial that you submit the India Health Declaration form online before your departure to India. You will receive the approved form via email, which you must print.

If you do not have this form, you might NOT be allowed to enter India or even board the flight.

Taj Mahal in sunrise light, Agra, India

Who Must Fill The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form?

The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form is mandatory, and all international arriving passengers must complete this form before they depart for India (on the Air Suvidha online portal).

However, let us look at some additional information you should know about:

Is The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form Still Mandatory?

No, it's not. Government officials announced on 22 November that the Self Declaration form is no longer mandatory.

Additional Information To Remember

Lastly, there are a few more things that you should remember when traveling to India:

  • All international passengers transiting through Indian airports, regardless of their final destination, must also fill out the self-declaration form via the air suvidha portal.
  • Travelers entering India by the seaports or land ports must also fill out the self-declaration form and submit it to the Indian Authorities at the ports.
  • However, there are no online facilities to fill out the form for travelers arriving by sea or at land ports. Such travelers can fill out and submit the self-declaration form at the port of entry.
  • You must also submit a dully-filled out self-declaration form for children under the age of 5. Parents or legal guardians of children who are too young can do it on their behalf online or at the port of entry.
  • There are several international airports in India in cities such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahemdabad, Surat, Chennai, Kolkata, Indore, Goa, Pune, Hyderabad, Banglore, and many others. Passengers arriving or transiting at any of the international airports in India must complete the air suvidha form before arrival.

What Are The Requirements Before Filling The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form?

Knowing all the required documents will make filling out the online form much more effortless.

Some Important Requirements To Remember

As I mentioned earlier, the health declaration form is mandatory, and all passengers arriving in India on international flights must submit it before their arrival.

  • Parents or legal guardians of children under the age of 5 must provide all this information on the child’s self-declaration form and the child's passport copy for age verification.
  • As per the new government guidelines, you do not need a negative covid-19 RT-PCR test result if you are fully vaccinated.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, the last dose of your covid-19 vaccination must be administered to you at least 15 days before your arrival in India.
  • The covid-19 vaccination certificate is accepted in India from countries like the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated you will need to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours of your flight.
  • Children under the age of 5 do not have to take a covid-19 test. Therefore, they are exempted from the covid-19 test requirement before traveling to and leaving India.
  • There are thermal screenings in place in all Indian airports, and if a child or adult is found symptomatic of covid-19, they will have to go through the covid-19 test. The passenger will have to bear the cost of this test.
  • If the covid-19 test result is positive, you will have to go through institutional quarantine for a minimum of 14 days and self-monitoring for 7 days at your own cost.

Required Information When Filling The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form

To fill out the self-declaration form, you will require the following details:

  • A valid passport details
  • Covid vaccination certificate with the full primary dose administered and from an eligible country.
  • OR Negative RT-PCR report conducted within 72 hours of departure
  • A working phone number in India
  • A valid email address
  • Your travel details/accommodation details in India

You must always check your airline's covid-19 test requirements before your flight as they might have different flight requirements.

Two women walking in the Amber Fort, Jaipur

How To Fill The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form?

It is a relatively simple process to fill out the self-reporting form.

All passengers arriving in India by international flights must fill out the application form by visiting the official New Delhi Airport Website. You must fill out the Air Suvidha form for children traveling with you.

You will be first asked for the basic details on your self-declaration form, such as:

Full Name, Flight Number, Nationality, Passport Number, Port of Origin/ Country of Departure, Date of Arrival, Mobile Number, and Email ID

Your covid19 information such as answering:

Are you fully vaccinated, Date of Final Dose of Vaccination, or Date of RT-PCR Test Taken

Your residential or accommodation details such as:

First Airport of Entry, Final Destination Address, Final Destination State, Final Destination District, Final Destination Pincode

You can also add additional travelers to the form. And before completing the form, you must agree to the guidelines and declaration tick boxes.

The last step is to tick all the terms and conditions boxes and click on “SUBMIT.”

How To Fill The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form For Children Or Minors?

If the children are too young to fill out the online form, parents or their legal guardians can do it for them. The online form allows you to add more passengers to your form.

When filling out the form, you will find an option of “How many passengers are traveling?” at the bottom. It looks something like this:

Number Of Passengers in the Air Suvidha form

That is where you can fill out the form for your child. You can fill out all your child's details under “Co-Passenger Details: Passenger 2”. You must fill out the same details for your child as you did for your form.

Once you have filled out all the relevant information, all you must do is submit it.


How To Download The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form?

Downloading the air suvidha form is not difficult at all. In this section, I will tell you how you can download and how you will receive the approved form as well.

How Can I Download The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form?

After you have submitted the form, you will have the following message on your screen with a Reference/Request Number (SRxxxxxxxx). This reference number is used to track and edit your self-declaration form.

the Self Declaration form sumitted

In addition, you will need your Passport Number and Email ID to track or edit the self-declaration form. You can find these two options in the top right-hand corner under Air Suvidha.

Information Required For Tracking Or Editing The Air Suvidha Form

You can use the "Track Application Status" on the online portal to view whether your application has been approved. After your air suvidha application form is approved you will find a downloadable self-declaration form here.

track and edit the air suvidha self-declaration form

It might take 10 minutes for the approved form to show on the online platform. It will look something like this after the air suvidha form is approved:

air suvidha download from the online portal

To download the approved air suvidha form, click on “Download Application”.

How Do I Receive The Approved Air Suvidha Form?

Though you can download the approved application form online, you will also receive it via email.

Once you have submitted the air suvidha form online, you will receive an email from the Airport Authorities with the following message:

“Thank you for submitting the Self Declaration form. Your application for the Self Declaration form has been forwarded to the Airport Health Organization (APHO) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. You need to show the attached pdf form at the international arrivals.”

With this email, you will find attached the approved self-declaration form. You must make sure that all the information on the form is correct. You can also download the Air Suvidha form directly from your email and print it.

What Must I Do After Downloading The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form?

You must download and print the Air Suvidha form before your arrival in India to make your immigration process at the airport smooth.

If you fail to submit the form on the Air Suvidha portal before your departure and fail to present the approved self-declaration form upon arrival, you might not be allowed to enter India.

Also, remember that you carry physical proof or printed copies of your vaccination certificate or RT-PCR test results.

You MUST PRINT the approved air suvidha form before you travel to India.

I Am Having Troubles Submitting My Air Suvidha Form Online

If you have any trouble submitting it, do not worry. It might be because of your browser. You can try to clear all cache and cookies and submit the form again.

Or you can also try using a different browser such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc.


And That Is All

Read other articles and learn more about the requirements and restrictions on India on Atlys.

This is the end of the post here. I hope this post has been of help to you, and you can now fill out the air suvidha form with ease.

Remember to complete the Air Suvidha Self Declaration form for international travel before your departure date and that you carry it with you.

Good luck with the form, and I am sure you will manage with all the information you got from this blog post.

Written By: Nikhita Rathod

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Need When Traveling To India?

Indian passport holders or OCI holders do not need a visa to enter India. However other citizens might need the following:

  • A valid passport copy
  • A valid visa
  • Covid vaccination certificate with the full primary dose administered and from an eligible country.
  • OR Negative certificate for an RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours of departure if you are not fully vaccinated
Do I Need To Fill Out The Air Suvidha Before Leaving India?

No. It is not stipulated anywhere that passengers leaving India must fill out the air suvidha form. However, travelers of all nationalities entering India must fill out the form.

Do OCI Card Holders Need A Visa For India?

No. OCI card holders do not need a visa. They can travel to India with only their valid foreign passport and their OCI card. They no longer need to carry their old or expired Indian passports to enter India.

Do Indian Citizens Have To Fill Out Air Suvidha Form?

No, you don't. Since the declaration form is no longer in affect, you don't need to complete the form.

Can Unvaccinated Indian Travelers Exit And Enter India?

To enter India, travelers that are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated must have a negative RT-PCR test report taken within 72 hours.

What If I Am Not Arriving At New Delhi Airpot?

Regardless of arriving at Aiport in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, or any other international airport, you must fill out the application on the air suvidha portal on New Delhi Airport website.

Is There An Air Suvidha App In India?

No. There is no official air suvidha app available anywhere. You can only use the online New Delhi air suvidha portal to fill out the Indian self-declaration form.

Is Printing Out The Air Suvidha Form Mandatory?

It is advised by the person traveling MUST carry a printout of the approved and emailed air suvidha form. When you receive your email you will find a message that says: "Passenger must carry application printout or soft copy to present at the airport".

Which Country's Covid Vaccination Certificate Is Accepted By India?

You can find the list of all the approved vaccination certificates HERE.

Which Countries Do Not Have Any Covid19 Restrictions For Indians?

The following countries do not have any Covid19 related restrictions:

Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, Egypt, Israel, Malaysia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, and many other

When Must I Fill Out The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form?

You shouldn't fill out the Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form for international travel long in advance. It is advised that you apply for it online 24 hours before your flight departure. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will have to wait for the Covid-19 RT-PCR Result before applying. Therefore, ensure that you can submit the application form and still have time to print the approved form, which you will receive via email.

How Long Does It Take To Recieve The Approved Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form?

You will receive it within 5-10 minutes in your inbox. You can also check this by tracking the application form on the Ari Svitha Portal on the New Delhi Airport website.

What Is The Validity Of The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form?

It is only valid for one visit. You can use this form once to enter India, after which the validity of the air suvidha form expires. If you leave and wish to return, you must apply for it again.

Is There An Air Suvidha Exemption Form?

No. The Indian Government has discontinued the Air Suvidha Exemption Form, and all passengers arriving at an Indian International Airport will have to present a printed Air Suvidha Form.

Do I Need To Quarantine On Arrival In India?

According to the latest govt guidelines, you no longer need to home quarantine for 14 days. As well as the 8th day RT-PCR upload, passengers arriving from “At Risk Countries” and 7-day home quarantine rules are made redundant.

Do Children Need To Fill Out The Air Suvidha Health Declaration Form?

Yes. The parents or legal guardians can fill out the air suvidha form on the child's behalf. There are examples with pictures as shown in the blog above.

Do Children Need To Take A Covid RT-PCR Test Before Traveling To India?

Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre- and post-arrival testing. However, if found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the period of self-monitoring period, they shall undergo testing and be treated as per the laid down protocol.

How To Edit The Air Suvidha Form?

You can edit the air suvidha form by clicking on "Edit Self Declaration Form" on the top right-hand corner of the web page, under "Air Suvidha". To modify you will need your Registration Number, Passport Number, and Date Of Birth. Then you must change the necessary fields.

track and edit the air suvidha self-declaration form
How To Track The Air Suvidha Form?

You can track the air suvidha form by clicking on "Track Application Status" on the top right-hand corner of the web page, under "Air Suvidha". To track the form you will need your Registration Number, Passport Number, and Date Of Birth.

track and edit the air suvidha self-declaration form

You will also find your downloadable approved air suvidha self-declaration form here. It might take 10 minutes for the form to show on the air suvidha portal.

How Much Is The Air Suvidha Fee?

The Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form is free of cost and can be filled out online on the New Delhi airport website.

Is It Mandatory To Fill Out The Air Suvidha Form?

Yes. It is mandatory is required to be filled out by each person wishing to enter India.

Do I Need To Fill Out The Air Suvidha Form For Air India?

Yes, regardless of the flight or airline you use to travel to India, you must fill out the air suvidha form.

Do We Need Air Suvidha For Domestic Flights?

No. Air Suvidha is not required for domestic flights in India.

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