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Resumption of Tourist Visas w.e.f. 15.10.2021 for Group Tourists and 15.11.2021 for individual Tourists

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Resumption of Tourist Visas w.e.f. 15.10.2021 for Group Tourists and 15.11.2021 for individual Tourists 

In view of improved COVID-19 situation in India, Government of India has decided to commence issuing Tourist Visas. Further  details on tourist visas are as follows:

(i) All individual foreign nationals intending to travel to India for tourism purposes through Vande Bharat Mission, Air Bubble Scheme or by any scheduled/non-scheduled commercial flights as allowed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India would be permitted to enter India from 15th November 2021;

(ii)Foreign nationals intending to visit India (for group tourism only) will be allowed to enter into India on e-Tourist Visa/ Tourist visa through chartered flights  from 15th October 2021;

(iii) All such desirous foreign nationals would be required to obtain a fresh e-Tourist issued directly by Bureau of Immigration or a Regular Tourist Visa issued by Embassy of India, The Hague .

(iv) E-Tourist Visa can be applied at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html .Regular Tourist visa can be applied through VFS only at https://services.vfsglobal.com/nld/en/ind

(v) Existing valid e-Tourist Visas/Regular Tourist visas issued before 15th Oct, 2021 will remain suspended. All foreign tourists will have to seek fresh tourist visas.

(vi)  These e-Tourist/ Regular Tourist visas would be issued for 30 days with single entry.

(vii)  Foreign nationals shall be permitted to enter India by sea routes or by flights but not through land Immigration Check Points.

(viii) The first 500,000 tourist visas would be issued on ‘Gratis’ basis and admissible only once per tourist. In case of Regular Tourist Visa applications, lodged through VFS, the applicant will have to bear VFS Service Fee and any other charges, as applicable.

  1. Foreign nationals desirous to visit India for tourism purposes are encouraged to apply for Tourist visas as per above guidelines.

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