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Restoration of Long Duration Regular (Paper) Tourist Visas and e-Tourist Visas

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION

(i) The Government of India has decided to restore old valid long duration regular (paper) Tourist visas for the foreign nationals with immediate effect. Fresh issue of regular (paper) long-duration Tourist visas has also been restored for foreign nationals.

(ii) In addition, e-Tourist visas under the three options (one month, one year and five years), which remained suspended since March 2020, shall stand restored. Applications for fresh e-Tourist visas for eligible nationalities can also be made at the Indian E-Visa Portal https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html(This link should also be given as hyperlink).

(iii) The current scheme of regular Tourist visa/e-Tourist visa(one month stay only) on gratis basis to first five lakh foreign tourists will also continue.

(iv) Foreign nationals on Tourist/e-Tourist visas would be permitted to enter India only through designated Sea Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) or Airport ICPs by flights, including those under the Vande Bharat Mission or ‘air bubble’ scheme or by any flights as allowed by Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation. In no case, the foreign nationals will be allowed to enter through land border or riverine routes on Tourist visa/E-Tourist visa.

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