India planning to streamline visa process for foreign tourists

by Dave

Visa Bureau

To maintain this strong growth, the Indian government is looking to create visas on entry for nationals from 18 countries. At the moment, international visitors to India must have an Indian visa to enter the country. Indian tourist visas are usually valid for up to six months, and under the conditions of the visa, the visa holder is not allowed to work. For short-stay visits, tourists can also apply for a 15-day transit visa.

Under the new proposals, last-minute tourists would not have to be offshore to apply for their Indian tourist visa so that time-consuming procedures can be avoided. Countries included in the proposal include Argentina, Brazil, Chile,  Mexico, Spain.