Tuesday, November 12 2019

February 15, 2019

India liberalizes the e-Visa regime making it more tourist friendly

New Delhi-The e Tourist Visa which was introduced in September 2014 with 46 countries has now been made applicable for 166 countries. Recently, government has made series of amendments in e-visa regime, liberalizing it further and making it more tourist friendly. The Ministry of Tourism has been working very closely with Ministry of Home Affairs for easing of the Visa Regime in the country over a period of time.Duration of stay in India of e Tourist and e Business Visas is maximum upto 1 Year with multiple entry subject to the stay stipulations.Also, the existing restriction of allowing foreigner for a maximum of three times has also been removed.On e Tourist Visa continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 90 days in case of nationals of all countries who are eligible for grant of e-visa except nationals of USA, UK, Canada and Japan.In case of nationals of USA, UK, Canada and Japan continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days.In all cases no registration will be required.