Visa on arrival for nationals of Myanmar and Indonesia

Visa on arrival for nationals of Myanmar and Indonesia

New Delhi: India on Tuesday extended its visa-on-arrival facility to Myanmarese and Indonesians tourists after finding it as a huge success with countries such as Japan, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is chief guest at the Republic Day parade on 26 January.

“The scheme has been found to be useful by the foreign nationals. Up to December, 6,569 nationals availed the facility of tourist visa-on-arrival. Now, it has been decided to extend the same scheme for citizens of Myanmar?and Indonesia," the home ministry said in a statement.

It will be a single-entry visa with validity of up to 30 days. A tourist can receive such a visa by paying a fee of $60 (Rs2,730) at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata airports.

In one year, foreign nationals from Myanmar and Indonesia can come to the country twice on a tourist-on-arrival visa with a minimum gap of two months between each visit.

sahil.m@livemint.com

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