NEW DELHI: Foreign nationals from 43 countries may now apply for and get their tourist visa-on-arrival (TVoA) online, entitling them to enter India anytime within 30 days of the approval. The electronic travel authorisation, which will be in the form of an email received by the tourist from the Indian authorities, will entitle the prospective tourist to a 30-day stay in India.
The TVoA enabled with ETA, launched on Thursday by Union home minister Rajnath Singh and minister of state for tourism and culture Mahesh Sharma, will enable the prospective foreign visitor to apply for an Indian visa from his/her home country online without visiting the Indian mission and also pay the visa fee online. Once approved, the applicant will receive an email authorising him/her to travel to India and he/she can travel with a print-out of this authorization. On arrival, the visitor has to present the authorisation to the immigration authorities who would then stamp the entry into the country.india ]