The Indian government has announced the extension of e-visa facility for the residents of Saudi Arabia. The service has already been implemented, and is admissible on e-tourist visa, e-business visa, e-conference visa, e-medical visa and e-medical attendent visa categories.

All applicants with valid documents such as passport and debit card can apply for the visa with a four-step online process and approval will be granted within 72 hours. The e-tourist visa will be granted for a period of one year from the date of arrival with multiple entries and a continuous stay period of 90 days during each visit.

All applicants will receive electronic travel authorisation (ETA) via email and will have to print ETA and present it at immigration check post where the e-visa will be stamped on passport.

The present system of obtaining regular/paper visa continues to be available.

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Natasha Nitturkar