Feb 23, 2019

INDIA CHANGES E-VISA POLICIES FOR SAUDI TOURISTS

The Indian authorities have changed visa policies for Saudi nationals and working on making e-visas for them, old biometric (Fingerprint) visa system is scrapped now for Saudi citizens. Trending : Procedure to get newborn birth certificate from Ahwal Madni




The new e-Visa system was approved after the recent meeting of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Recommend : Saudi Crown Prince increased Hajj quota for Indian nationals

- The Indian electronic visa will allow Saudi tourists to get the permit online, without any agents or intermediaries. India has already granted e-visa facility for more than 150 countries, Saudi Arabia is the latest country in the list.




- It is believed that these step will increase the number of Saudi tourists in India after the new e-Visa for them. India has warm relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and about 3 million Indian expats living there. See Also : Saudi Arabia's visit visa fee reduced for Indians

- Kerala Government Tourism Minister welcomed the move of facilitating visa procedures for Saudi travelers. This initiative to boost the tourism sector in India and the State of Kerala.



- With the launch of e-Visa, Now Saudi travelers can apply online for a visa with valid documents and pay online, receive electronic visa by email, travel to India with a print out. Read : Help is just a tweet away for Indian nationals

- In a recent visit of Saudi Crown Prince, India and Saudi Arabia have signed 5 memorandums of understanding in investment, tourism, housing and information and broadcasting.




INDIA EXTENDS E-VISAS FOR SAUDI TOURISTS

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