This report summarises how the government of India’s Ministry of Tourism has the further amended the e-Visa regime to make India more business- and tourist-friendly.
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On 15 February 2019, the government of India’s Ministry of Tourism issued a press release1 summarising the amendments made to further liberalise the e-Visa regime to make India more business- and tourist-friendly.
With the updated guidelines, India has further liberalised the rules and has taken important steps to make visa applications and compliance easier. Immigration counsel and global mobility managers should consider the movements of foreign nationals and employees on business travel to India for whom they are responsible, and establish policies and procedures that will support compliance with India’s immigration rules. Tourists and other foreign nationals traveling to India for non-work purposes should stay informed of developments to foster their compliance as well.
The recent press release summarises the further liberalised e-Visa guidelines.
The changes made by the government are a welcome step. Bringing e-Visa guidelines more or less at par with regular visas should make matters administratively convenient for foreign nationals and help to build India’s reputation as an attractive tourist and business destination.
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