Tourist Visa on Arrival for India

Nov 27

The contents of this post have changed due to inclusion of more countries in the e-Tourist Visa scheme(e-TV) of Government of India. Please see the details and list of all eligible countries at Government of India e-tourist visa web site at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html The Government of India has just announced  Tourist Visa on Arrival for the...

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Abolition of two months rule on Tourist Visas to India, and frequently asked questions about Tourist Visa to India

Apr 21

The Government of India has scrapped the 2 months rule for Tourist Visas to India except for certain nationalities. The Government has issues a frequently asked questions( FAQ) on the same and other questions related to Indian Tourist Visas. Here is the official version: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RELATING TO TOURIST VISA Updated on 18.4.2013 As per the extant...

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Two months Gap rule on tourist visa to India abolished

Dec 15

The Government of India has decided to lift the two months ban of the re-entry on Tourist visa to India. Here is the official version: The provisions relating to 2 months gap between two visits of a foreign national to India on a Tourist Visa has been reviewed by the Government. It has been decided to lift the restriction of two-month gap on re-entry of foreign...

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Revised advisory: Indian Tourist Visas with special focus on two months gap rule

Jul 10

Revised advisory: Indian Tourist Visas with special focus on two months gap rule

This is an old post. The two months rule for Indian Tourist visas has been abolished. Please visit the link for details: http://www.immigration.ind.in/2012/12/two-months-gap-rule-on-tourist-visa-to-india-abolished/ In June, 2010, Government of India issued updated guidelines about Indian tourist visas. We will soon publish a practical review of the two months rule...

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Two months rule for Indian Tourist Visas is not applicable to non-tourist visa holders

Jan 17

This is an old post. The two months rule for Indian Tourist visas has been abolished. Please visit the link for details: http://www.immigration.ind.in/2012/12/two-months-gap-rule-on-tourist-visa-to-india-abolished/ The government of India instructions about “two months rule” regarding foreigners traveling to India on Tourist visas state that this rule is not...

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Temporary landing facility( TLF) in emergent situations

Jan 14

There have been instances of foreign nationals turning up at the Indian ports of entry without the valid visas or travel documents. Mostly, they are the people of Indian origin with expired residential permits, or foreign born (and foreign passport holders) children of Indian parents. In certain emergent situations like death in family or illness, they can be...

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