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India allowed e-Tourist Visa to 36 more countries

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As part of the progressive expansion of the e-Tourist Visa (eTV), India has expanded the e-Tourist Visa (eTV) program to applicants from 36 additional countries and 07 ports of entry. Nationals from a total of 113 countries are now eligible for the program. Eligible visitors under the eTV include business visitors and those traveling to sightsee, visit friends or relatives or to make short medical visits. The program is expected to expand to a total of 150 countries by the end of March 2016.

The new countries included in the scheme are Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Belgium, Colombia, Cuba, East Timor, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Ireland, Jamaica, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turks & Caicos Island, United Kingdom (limited to UK nationals and not available to British Subjects, British Protected Person, British Overseas Citizens, British Nationals - Overseas and British Overseas Territories Citizens), Uruguay and Venezuela. Bolivia and Seychelles have now been added to the dropdown list in the online application form. These countries are in addition to the July 2015 expansion.

The new additions to the designated ports of arrival are Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Gaya, Jaipur, Lucknow, Tiruchirapalli and Varanasi, adding up to 16 total eligible ports of entry.

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