India E-Visa New Rules

India E-Visa New Rules

Updated: Jan 3



The Ministry of Tourism has made travelling much easier with their new launching of e-Visa under significance of the Minister of Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel. If you are a foreigner looking for an e-Tourist Visa for your travel to India, now you can opt for hassle free booking of e-Visa.

The fee for e-Visa with a validity of 30 days to five years ranges between $10 and $80.


You can see live speech of Shri Prahlad Singh Patel


At the inauguration of a meeting with state government representatives on tourism, Union tourism Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel said on Tuesday the move was aimed at encouraging foreign tourists to visit India.

"India to offer 30-day e-tourist visa with $10 fee during lean period April to June and $25 fee during peak tourism period from July to March," he said.

Both the home ministry and the ministry of external affairs (MEA) have given approval to the flexible e-tourist visa regime.


While tourists from all the countries to which India has extended e-visa facility will pay $10 for a 30-day e-visa in the lean season, they will have to pay $25 in the peak period.

Tourists from these nations will have to pay $40 for a one-year e-visa and $80 for one with five-year validity.

However, for Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka one-year and five-year e-visa fee is $25.


HIGHLIGHTS

The fee for e-visa with a validity of 30 days to five years ranges between $10 and $80

While tourists from all the countries to which India has extended e-visa facility will pay $10 for a 30-day e-visa in the lean season, they will have to pay $25 in the peak period

New Delhi: India will introduce a flexible e-tourist visa regime for over 160 countries based on tourist footfall, with higher fee for the peak season of July to March and a considerably lower fee during the lean period of April to June, officials have said.

The fee for e-visa with a validity of 30 days to five years ranges between $10 and $80.

However, there will be no visa fee for tourists from 14 Pacific Island nations belonging to Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) -- Fiji, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu -- and Myanamar, Argentina, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa and Uruguay.


While tourists from all the countries to which India has extended e-visa facility will pay $10 for a 30-day e-visa in the lean season, they will have to pay $25 in the peak period.

Tourists from these nations will have to pay $40 for a one-year e-visa and $80 for one with five-year validity.

However, for Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka one-year and five-year e-visa fee is $25.

At the inauguration of a meeting with state government representatives on tourism, Union tourism minister Prahlad Patel said on Tuesday the move was aimed at encouraging foreign tourists to visit India.

"India to offer 30-day e-tourist visa with $10 fee during lean period April to June and $25 fee during peak tourism period from July to March" he said.

Both the home ministry and the ministry of external affairs (MEA) have given approval to the flexible e-tourist visa regime.


Ministry of Tourism proposes to use the Twitter platform for launching 'Twitter Seva' as a Grievance Redressal Management System.The launch of the initiative shall require cooperation and support from various State/UT Tourism Departments for resolution of grievances received from tourists from all over the country.


Ministry of Tourism has launched the 24x7 toll free Multi-Lingual Tourist Help Line in 12 Languages including Hindi & English on 08.02.2016. This service is available on the toll free number 1800-11-1363 or on a short code 1363 and is operational 24x7 (all days) offering a multi-lingual help desk in the designated languages.

Sources: Wovoyage and Times Of India

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