India to extend visa on arrival for Sri Lankans

April 18, 2015
India offer Visa on arrival for Sri Lankan nationals

In a bid to lure more travelers to India, the government of India has extended e-Tourist Visa (eTV) proposal for Sri Lankan nationals along with a vow made by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on his visit to Sri Lanka in the previous month. 

The High Commission of India has said that the tourist Visa on Arrival allowed by Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) proposal, which has came into force on 14 April 2015. 

According to the statement, the eTV can be utilized by all Sri Lankan citizens having ordinary passports whose solitary aim of visiting India is sightseeing, recreation, casual visit to assemble friends or relatives, for a short period medical treatment or casual business visit. 

Individuals can apply and get ETA online before undertaking travel to India. The eTV would be issued for single-entry, and valid for a period up to 30 days from the date of arrival in India whereas the entry into India must be via one of the following 9 designated airports, Chennai, Bengaluru, Goa, Delhi, Kochi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram and Kolkata.

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