Indian Home Ministry has announced Visa on Arrival facility for South Korea. Immigrants from the country can now fly to India and get a Visa on their arrival. The process applies to Immigrants from Japan as well.
As per the Visa on Arrival policies, South Korean Immigrants will get a double entry to India. They can stay in India for up to 60 days. The purpose of the visit should be the following –
The Visa on Arrival facility is currently available at 6 airports across the country. They are – Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The process first started back in March 2016. Japanese Immigrants were welcomed through this Visa at first. The Visa on Arrival was later offered to other countries such as Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea. However, it was discontinued after the launch of e-tourist Visa.
The e-tourist Visa caters to 166 countries. 40 percent of total Visas are issued through this Visa in India. As quoted by Business Times, the rate of Overseas Immigrants increased rapidly after the Visa was launched. Immigrants from Japan and South Korea can avail of this Visa on the following 2 conditions –
In 2015, reports suggested that the number of Overseas Immigrants were 4, 47000. In two years that rose to 1.7 million. The Visa on Arrival is available at Rs 2000 at the Indian airports. Let’s have a quick look at the entire process –
Reports suggest that around 600 South Korean Immigrants arrive in India every day. Nearly 200,000 Visas are issued for them every year. 80 percent of these Visas are for tourism purpose. This Visa on Arrival facility is aimed at boosting India’s tourism.
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