Government introduced an electronic visa which is probably which going to be launched by the end of October. This facility is allowed to around 30 nations which include few leading nations such as the United States, South Korea and Japan and nations such as Russia, Germany and Israel are still under concentration.
It has been reported that several countries including Singapore, Finland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Japan, US and South Korea will entertain e – visa. Further, couple of Asian countries is likely to join the league, revealed the sources.Once the electronic visa is executed, e – visa will allow the international tourists to apply for a visa and they will receive an online conformation within 3 to 5 working days and the validity for this visa is 30 days from the date of landing of the tourists in India. A new website is being set up for the international travelers who intend tour India and they should apply through the designated website and submit the required fee in order to visit India. A PMO nod is has been passed in June for the e-visa program which is expected to put in action during the tourist season in the country.
Nations that are not likely to be on the list includes SAARC nation and also nations that are on the priority including few Islamic nations, Sri Lanka and Nigeria.
This is the first time in the country that the e – visa will be exercised and the government officials were on foot to include 109 nations in a systematic procedure.
The government of India has received an excellent response for the VoA program to extend e - visa to the 12 nations. Amid January & September 2014, there were 19,290 VoA’s which were granted when compared to 13,859 during the same period of the previous year which was reflecting the increase of 39.2 percent. The nations which are already having the VoA program includes South Korea, Cambodia, New Zealand, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Finland, Laos, Japan, Luxembourg and Singapore.
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