PM Narendra Modi to include Canada in visa-on-arrival program

April 10, 2015
PM Modi is expected to extend VoA facility to Canada

Indo-Canadian associations who are eagerly preparing for Narendra Modi’s visit next week state that they wish India to comprise Canada on visa-on a arrival that has previously been extended to 43 nations. All the concerned officials of the country are anticipating an optimistic response from Modi. During the previous year November month, Modi has promulgated that all the 43 nations passport holders will be allowed to apply for a visa through online that could be picked up on their arrival to the nation at any of the airports. All the developed nations such as United States, Australia, and Germany were there on the list except Canada due to the security issues that the country during 1985.

Few of the concerned officials of the country reveal that extending VoA to Canada would boost the bilateral relationship and tourism sector of India. Though the Canadian business travelers are not eligible for this special visa option, a better system for its travelers would inspire its citizens to do better business, said the proponents. 

One of the renowned President of National Alliance of Indo-Canadians, Azad Kumar Kaushik expects Mr.Modi to include Canada in VoA list. Early in 2014, the Indian government has declared that it would include 180 countries in VoA list, and the program was restricted to only 12 nations in November. Another famous person Dharma Jain, Indo-Canada Chamber President noted that Modi is well-known for proffering some stuff like, something should be given to the Indo-Canadian community. India’s high commissioner to Canada revealed in a statement that consular and travel arrivals play a key role in enhancing the relationship between Indian and Canada. As per the new press release from the country, Indian Prime Minister is about to trip to Canada the coming Tuesday for three days. Before his visit to Toronto, where he is anticipated to give a most important speech at Ricoh Coliseum he is about to meet the Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa.

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