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Tourist Visa-on-Arrival

The Government of India has introduced ‘Tourist Visa-on-Arrival’ for citizens of Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore with effect from January 1, 2010.

The 'Tourist Visa-on-Arrival' scheme has also been extended to the citizens of Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines and Laos with effect from January 1, 2011.

The main highlights of the scheme are as follows:

Eligibility :

Citizens of the above-named countries:

  • whose sole objective of visiting India is sight-seeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, etc.;
  • who do not have a residence or occupation in India;
  • who hold passports with minimum six months validity, and a re-entry permit if that is required under the law of the country of nationality of the applicant;
  • who is a person of assured financial standing (individuals must have a return ticket and sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India);
  • who is not considered an undesirable person;

(Note : This facility shall not be available to citizens of above-named countries if the person or either his/her parents or grand parents (paternal or maternal) were born in, and was permanently resident in Pakistan.)

Validity :

It will be valid for 30 days with single entry facility.

Conditions :

It shall be non-extendable and non-convertible except with the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs in exceptional circumstances.

Entry Points :

The ‘Tourist Visa-on-Arrival’ will be provided only at designated international airports, namely, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. It will not be available at any other Immigration Check Post.

Fee :

A fee of USD 60.00 or equivalent in Indian rupees will be charged for each visa.

Other Conditions :

  • It shall be allowed for a maximum of two times in a calendar year to an applicant with a minimum gap of two months between each visit.
  • It shall not be applicable to holders of Diplomatic/Official passports.
  • All extant laws/rules/procedures governing entry, stay and exit of foreigners in India will apply to holders of ‘Tourist Visa-on-Arrival’.

The ‘Tourist Visa-on-Arrival’ is only a facility to citizens of above-named countries who are unable to apply for a visa at an Indian Embassy/Consulate due to some reason.

In general, all eligible applicants are advised to apply at the nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate for a visa.

EMBASSY OF INDIA, COPENHAGEN
Vangehusvej 15, 2100 Copenhagen Ř
TEL:+45 39 18 28 88 / 39 29 92 01
FAX:+45 39 27 02 18
EMAIL (Visa / Passport): visa@indian-embassy.dk

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