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Visa Requirements for India Cruise Ships

An Indian cruise is an excellent way to see as much of the country as possible on one trip. Cruises in India call at many major cities, beach resorts, and places of interest: popular destinations such as Goa and Mumbai are included on many routes. Travelers are often unsure whether or not they need a […]

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India Temporarily Suspends all Visas for Coronavirus

Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, India has suspended all visas for citizens of other countries, with the exception of diplomats and long-term workers. This suspension will last one month and will likely be lifted once the virus is under control. The new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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New Indian Medical Visa Exemption for Visitors

The government of India has introduced a liberalised medical visa policy which will allow citizens to obtain medical treatment on other Indian visa types, such as the eVisa for tourism. The Consulate General of India has confirmed that foreign citizens visiting the country on an Indian eVisa for other purposes will now be exempt from […]

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Transit Visa for India: A Complete Guide

The majority of foreign citizens are required to obtain a visa for India to visit the country, no matter the duration of the stay or the purpose of the travel. The only two counties who can enter India visa-free, for unlimited periods of time, are Bhutan and Nepal.  Most travelers will need a visa for […]

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India Visa on Arrival for UAE Nationals Extended

The government of India has announced that it is extending the availability of the Indian visa on arrival for nationals of the United Arab Emirates in a move to boost travel and improve trade relations between the 2 countries. An India visa on arrival (VOA) for UAE citizens is a double-entry visa valid for a […]

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Traveling to India with a Criminal Record

Just like many other countries around the world, India has implemented a new electronic system (the Indian eVisa) to assess tourist visa applications and grant travel permits to foreigners. This makes things easier for both tourists and the Indian government, who now has a streamlined process in place and can count on speedier screening at […]

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Overstaying an Indian Visa

India is a great place to enjoy a long vacation or during a gap year. However, overstaying an Indian Visa can have some severe consequences and should be avoided at all costs. With the number of foreign visitors now exceeding over 10 million people a year, the Indian government has introduced increasingly punitive and costly […]

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India Facilitates Entry for Saudi Arabian Nationals

The eVisa that was introduced by the Indian Government in 2014 has updated its system and the government has announced that the electronic visa system will incorporate Saudi Arabian citizens in a bid to facilitate the visa application process and increase tourism. When the Indian eVisa was originally launched in 2014, it was available for […]

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Renewal or extension of the visa for India

Tourism in India is playing an important role in the country’s economy, and it continues to grow. On November 27th, 2014, the government of India introduced the eVisa for India, an electronic travel authorization available to citizens of 40 countries, which was called ETA. In 2015, the eVisa programme expanded and is now offered to […]