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Indian Couples Separated by Restrictions Urge Authorities to Help Them Reunite

Five months have passed since the last time Indian citizens who keep a relationship with persons outside their country, have seen each other in person after they were stranded in different countries amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. As the third most infected country worldwide with a total of 3,314,953 COVID-19  registered cases, India imposed travel restrictions and entry bans, to protect the health and safety of its citizens, making them and their health a priority. [...]

India Launches Portal For Stranded Tourists After COVID-19 Lockdown

The Indian Ministry of Tourism has introduced an online portal to help foreign nationals who have been stranded in India after the coronavirus lockdown. The website, aptly named strandedinindia.com, was launched on March 31, 2020, and includes COVID-19 call-centres and helpline numbers that tourists can use to reach for help, reports VisaGuide.World. The purpose of the portal is to serve as a “support network” for tourists stuck across different parts of India and broadcast information about the [...]

India to Extend Visas for Stranded Internationals Until April 30

Foreign citizens stranded in India will be eligible to extend their visas until April 30, the Indian government announced. The latest decision comes after a large share of countries worldwide imposed travel bans and border closures in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus,  VisaGuide.World reports. “Regular visa, e-visa or stay stipulations of such foreign nationals who have been stranded in India because of the spread of COVID-19 in many parts of the world and due [...]

India Granted Almost 27k Long-Term Visas in Last Five Years

As many as 26,786 foreigners have been granted with an India long-term visa, in the last five years, Nityanand Rai Minister of State for Home Affairs announced. From January 1, 2015, until December 2019, a total of 25,782 foreigners who were granted with long-term visa were from Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan,  VisaGuide.World reports. Minister Rai claims that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, has facilitated getting citizenship for the migrants that belong to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi [...]

India Explains Who Can Get Emergency Visas Amid COVID-19

After the suspension of all tourist visas, due to the spread of coronavirus, the Indian High Commission in Wellington has released an advisory on who can profit from emergency visas and what conditions should be met for application. In a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus India’s government decided to ban from entering all foreigners by temporarily suspending the tourist visas from March 13, 2020, until April 15, 2020, VisaGuide.World reports. India’s visa ban has exempted [...]

India Temporarily Suspends All Tourist Visas Due To COVID-19

India's government will temporarily suspend all tourist visas, barring a selected few categories, until April 15, in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Tourists will be ineligible to enter India from March 13, at the port of departure. Diplomatic visas and visas for international organizations, employment and projects are exempt from India’s entry ban. According to India's government, Indian travellers arriving from seven countries, that are profoundly affected by a coronavirus, will be isolated for [...]

India to Suspend Entry for Four Countries Affected by Coronavirus

India's government has decided to suspend entry for the four most affected countries by the COVID-19, which decision has immediately become effective. According to the Indian government, citizens of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan will be ineligible to enter the territory of India due to the suspension of visas and e-visas granted on or before March 3, 2020, VisaGuide.World reports. "Those requiring to travel to India due to compelling reasons may seek fresh visa from nearest [...]

India Suspends Visas to Chinese Citizens and Recent Visitors

Foreign citizens coming from China will be unable to visit India, due to a decision of the government canceling all the existing visas for Chinese citizens and those who have been to China in the last two weeks. The number of 150 passengers that were touched by the deadly coronavirus, pushed the Health Minister of India, Harsh Vardhan to cancel all visas issued to Chinese citizens and those recently visiting the country where the Coronavirus outbreak first [...]

By |2020-02-11T15:35:33+02:00February 11th, 2020|India Visa/Passport News|

Foreigners Can Now Get Treatment in India Without Medical Visa

The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to facilitate the procedures of getting medical treatment in India for foreigners with pre-existing conditions. Previously, foreign nationals already in India on valid visas could not get medical treatment in the event of falling sick during their stay in India, as a medical visa was mandatory. Doctors and other medical staff usually advised patients to convert their visas into medical visas before admitting them in hospitals/medical centers. According to [...]

By |2019-09-02T13:00:26+02:00September 2nd, 2019|India Visa/Passport News|

India May Lose Chance to Host Men’s World Boxing Championship Due to Kosovo Boxer Visa Denial

India is the latest proof that politics should not be meddling in sports. The South Asian country now faces the threat of losing its chance to host the Men’s Boxing World Championships in 2021, after denying a visa application for the Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku. Sadiku, who also has an Albanian passport alongside with the Kosovo passport, was set to represent her country at the Boxing World Championship for Women in India. She was also listed among [...]

By |2019-08-19T15:06:03+02:00November 20th, 2018|India Visa/Passport News, Kosovo Visa/Passport News|