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Government of India liberalizes the e-Visa regime

 

 

Government of India liberalizes the e-Visa regime: Details, Latest Updates, Highlights

 Union Tourism Ministry of India recently made a series of amendments in India's e-visa regime, liberalizing it further and making it more tourist friendly.

The e-tourist Visa, which was introduced in September 2014 with 46 countries has now been made applicable for 166 countries.

Important Amendments

1. Duration of stay in India of e-Tourist and e-Business Visas is maximum upto 1 Year with multiple entries subject to the stay stipulations.
2. Also, the existing restriction of allowing foreigner for a maximum of three times has also been removed.

Changes in e-Tourist Visa

1. 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.
2. In the case of nationals of the USA, UK, Canada, and Japan continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days.
3. In all cases, no registration will be required.

Changes in e-Business Visa

1. Continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days in case of nationals of all countries who are eligible for grant of e-visa.
2. No registration will be required if the stay is for a period of fewer than 180 days.


 

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