The promised e-visa to chosen international countries (US, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore) in the first phase is set to commence from Kochi and Trivandrum airports. The Indian immigration bureau has taken all precautions with trial runs conducted in every possible manner. Now international tourists can obtain a visit visa with ease.
The officials are waiting for a confirmation from the higher authorities to begin taking in the applications in the site. Though the initial official date was November 2nd, there has been no green signal from the higher-ups yet.
A notification as to how to process the visa, has already made its rounds, in all the international airports of India. Once the designated e-visa page becomes ‘live’ the user can simply go to the page, input all his details in the fields provided and confirm it. The specialty of the visa is that it doesn’t need any stamping on the passport and shall take only 96 hours or 3 days to be processed and granted to the user. While the remaining documentation and other formalities can be processed at the airport on the day of departure. E-visa is one great time saver as the user is saved from the hassle of visiting the embassy and following the arduous process of queues and lengthy forms.
The citizens of Australia are likely to be gifted with this option, with PM Modi’s visit to the country later in December. E-visa is likely to give a huge fillip to the already surging Indian tourism sector.
News Source: Visa Reporter
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