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Ministry of Home Affairs01-March, 2011 19:18 IST
Visa on Arrival Scheme

           

In order to promote tourism, Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) scheme was introduced for the nationals of five countries, namely, Japan, Singapore, Finland, Luxembourg and New Zealand with effect from 01.01.2010 for one year. The scheme has been found to be useful by the foreign nationals. The Government of India has extended the Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) scheme for the nationals of above mentioned five countries. Further, TVOA scheme has been introduced for the nationals of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Philippines with effect from 01.01.2011; and for the nationals of Myanmar and Indonesia with effect from 28.01.2011.

 

            The TVOA is allowed for a maximum validity of 30 days with single entry facility by the Immigration Officers at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata Airports on payment of a fee of US $ 60/- or equivalent amount in Indian rupees per passenger (including children). TVOA is allowed for a maximum of two times in a calendar year to a foreigner with a minimum gap of two months between each visit. TVOA shall be non-extendable and non-convertible.

 

            The foreigners of above mentioned countries may also avail of TVOA for up to 30 days for medical treatment, for casual business or to visit friends/relatives, etc. The TVOA facility is not applicable to the holders of Diplomatic/Official Passports. Further, TVOA shall not be granted to the foreigners who have permanent residence or occupation in India. Such persons can visit India on normal visa, as applicable.

 

    Country-wise list of citizens who visited India under Tourist Visa on Arrival scheme is as under:

 

Year

New

Zeala

nd

Jap

an

Luxe

mbo

urg

Sin

gap

ore

Fin

land

Phi

lip

ines

Cam

bod

ia

Vie

tnam

Laos

Ind

one

sia

Myan

mar

Total

2010

1944

1457

71

1814

1263

00

00

00

00

00

00

6549

2011

(Janu-

ary)

242

155

06

125

156

98

04

04

00

00

00

 790

           

            There is no proposal to extend visa on arrival facility to citizens of other countries.

 

              This was stated  by the  Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Mullappally Ramachandran  in written reply to a question  in the Lok Sabha today                                                                                               .

 

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