Indian immigration expands tourist visa on arrival facility
24 January 2012
For concise and recent immigration information watch our news.Indian immigration has announced that within the next year they will be expanding their visa on arrival facility to Goa, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru airports. Currently, the facility is only available in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai airports. Overseas visitors coming under the tourist visa on arrival facility do not have to apply for a visa at their local Indian Embassy or Consulate.
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India's current visa on arrival facility is offered to nationals of 11 countries including Japan, Finland, Singapore, and New Zealand. Following the announcement of the extended visa on arrival facilities, it has been speculated that Indian immigration may soon extend the visa-on-arrival facility to Malaysians in order to boost tourism. Other countries that could be offered the visa facilities include Thailand, Brunei, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Brazil and South Africa.
Passport holders from countries who cannot use the visa on arrival facilities must obtain a visa before traveling to India.
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