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Visa on arrival service now operational at Bangalore

by Devesh Agarwal

The Visa on Arrival service is now operational at the Bengaluru International Airport. Visitors from 11 countries, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Finland, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia are eligible for this service.

The visa will be issued at the immigration desk and will be valid for a maximum period of 30 days. The airport authorities BIAL, will provide separate desks, special seating arrangements and appropriate signage. In the future, the facility will have an enclosure for photographing foreign nationals and currency exchange counters.

Visa on Arrival shall be granted to foreign nationals who are visiting India on recreation, sightseeing, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit. The tourist must hold a valid passport with minimum six months validity. Documents required to be presented at the counter are:

  • passport
  • two passport size photographs
  • photocopy of passport
  • hotel booking confirmation (if possible)
  • return ticket.

A fee of US $60/- or an equivalent amount in Indian rupees per passenger (including children) will be charged for the grant of Visa-on-Arrival. Travellers will be able to obtain single-entry tourism visas, which will be valid for 30 days, which can be extended, in special cases, to 60 days.

More information can be obtained from the Bureau of Immigration website.

About Devesh Agarwal

A global frequent flyer with over 20 years and four million air miles, he combines his knowledge, experience, skills and passion in aviation, product management, branding, social media, logistics and marketing on Bangalore Aviation. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter. A product management expert he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010.
  • Anil

    Hi Devesh, Please let me know how the visa on arrival is working in Bangalore? Is it a smooth process now? Would you recommend to try that in Bangalore for some of the guests coming from Singapore & Japan?

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