These countries can avail visa on arrival in India

18 Feb 2020 by Anithya Balachandran
A female business traveller

British Labour Party politician, Debbie Abrahams was denied entry into India, after arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport on February 17, 2020. Abrahams claims that her visa, despite being valid until October, was cancelled.

Debbie Abrahams tweeted:

However the Narendra Modi-led Home Ministry has maintained that it had informed her about her e-visa being scrapped.

One of the arguments posed by Abrahams is why she wasn’t granted a visa on arrival. As per official rules, Indian visa on arrival is not available for British citizens.

Taking this ongoing situation into account, we list the countries that can avail the  visa on arrival (VoA) facility in India.

United Arab Emirates: Business Traveller India reported in November last year about the Government of India extending its arrival visa facility to the UAE nationals travelling to India. UAE citizens will now have access to a 60-day visa on arrival in India at six designated airports in the country – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. It will also be a double entry visa for those travelling for tourism, business, conference and medical purposes.

Japan: Japanese citizens can apply for e-visa online for 60 days or use the visa on arrival service, granted only at Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai airport. E-visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports or three designated seaports.

South Korea: The visa on arrival valid up to 60 days is also provided to South Korean nationals. This is offered at the six designated airports mentioned above.

A fee of ₹2,000 or equivalent in foreign currency per passenger (including children), will be charged from each Japanese and South Korean national for the grant of VoA.

The visa procedure for passengers travelling from Japan and South Korea can be viewed here.

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