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India likely to extend visa-on-arrival scheme to more countries
Feb 08, 2014

India has decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism.

It will take 5-6 months for the respective departments to put the required infrastructure in place. India currently offers visa-on-arrival to tourists from 11 countries like Finland, the Philippines, Singapore and Japan.

It would be valid for 30 days from the date of the tourist's arrival in India.

The move, aimed at boosting country's tourism sector, would not need Cabinet's nod.

A separate website would be set up for extending the facility to foreigners intending to visit India as tourists. To get visa, they would need to apply in the designated website along the required fees. They would be granted an electronic version of the visa within three days.


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