Tag Archives: Visa

Indian tourist visa on arrival: details, application, and the fine print

Air India Airbus A321 VT-PPO. Seen here handing in the early morning light at Bangalore Airport.

India recently implemented a liberalised tourist visa on arrival (TVOA) scheme to include nationals of 43 countries. While still short of the goal to include nationals of 180 countries, it is a step in the right direction. The TVOA is now issued as an electronic travel authorisation (ETA) that needs at least four days to process. For example, if you …

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Indian Government expands visa on arrival scheme to 11 countries

The Indian Government is expanding its Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) scheme, first introduced in 2010 to the nationals of 11 countries, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Finland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia. The TVOA facility is only available for arrivals at the four metro airports, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The government has also expanded the purpose …

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Credit card based lounge access at Indian airports

Airport lounges are a critical benchmark, and a key selling point for airlines across the world. Be it for their premium class passengers or their loyal and frequent fliers, airlines spend millions of dollars on these oases of peace, calm, exclusivity and privacy and rightly so. In this day where passengers are treated more like cattle than humans, a little …

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India outsources consular services in Toronto

With an aim to make visa services faster, hassle-free and efficient, the Indian Consulate in Toronto has decided to outsource its consular services under a new visa regime which will become functional from May 22. Preeti Saran, Consul General of India, said “The government has decided to outsource consular services in Canada. VF Services (Canada) would be the nodal agency …

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