India offers South Korean tourists 'visa-on-arrival' facility

April 11, 2014
India offers visa on arrival
The Indian embassy in Seoul said on Thursday that it would be providing visa-on-arrival (VOA) to the tourists of South Korea at its main airport for their comfort from next week.

According to Indian embassy, this decision was made in January when the president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye's made a visit to India in order to enhance the relationship between the two countries.

The visitors from South Korea would be allowed to file their application for a single entry tourist visa. This would be available for 1 month on arrival at 8 airports. The fee of 60 US dollars or an equal amount in Indian Rupees would be charged for this visa.

The benefit would be available at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kochi, and Thiruvananthapuram airports.

The Visitors of South Korea are allowed to file their applications for the visa on arrival for a maximum of 2 times in a year. There must be a minimum gap of 2 months between the visits.

Before their travel the tourists are allowed to file their applications for the visa-on-arrival online by means of Indian Visa Application Centre of India.
The embassy said in a release that this provision would not be applicable for official or diplomatic passport holders whose journey would be regulated by an agreement that already exists in between the two nations.

The government of India has taken a decision to expand the nation’s visa-on-arrival scheme that is presently limited to certain countries. Now it has plans to extend this scheme to the visitors from 180 nations that would start from October intending to enhance the business and tourism.
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