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Liberalization of E-visa regime

Posted on: October 21, 2019 | Back | Print





Subject : Liberalization of e-Visa regime

It is informed that Government of India has decided to further liberalize the e-visa scheme to promote tourism.

  • Validity of the regular e-Tourist Visa has been increased from the current permissible period of 1 year to 5 years with multiple entries.  

(Continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 90 days for all countries except USA, UK, Canada and Japan.  For USA, UK, Canada and Japan, continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days).

2.      It has come to our notice that many third party websites are claiming to offer Indian e-Visa to foreign nationals. Such fake websites misguide / mislead foreign nationals and also, in some cases dupe them of their money. Government of India has only one official  website for e-visa - www.indianvisaonline.gov.in and e-Visa for South African nationals is free (gratis).