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Mauritians travelling to India now entitled to a gratis Electronic Tourist Visa

Date: December 03, 2015
Domain:Foreign Affairs; International Relations
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen
 

GIS - 03 December 2015: An important and significant bilateral development ensues as Mauritius has been included by the Government of India in the list of countries whose nationals are entitled to a gratis Electronic Tourist Visa (eTV).  Consequently, all Mauritian nationals will now be able to obtain an eTV free of charge, without having to visit the premises of the Indian High Commission.
The online application can be made from anywhere in the world and the eTV is available for travellers whose objective is tourism, meeting up friends/relatives, short duration medical treatment, or a casual/exploratory business trip.
 
The eTV is valid for 30 days and provides single entry. It can be availed twice a year. For obtaining the eTV, applicants must log on the following link www.indianvisaonline.gov.in, fill up and submit the form online. The electronic travel authorisation (e-TV) to visit India will be sent to the applicant’s email ID within 72 hours if the person is found eligible as per the regulations. The applicant must carry a printout of the eTV while travelling to India.
 
However, for Visas of other types and longer duration, the application process being currently followed will continue.
 
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@govmu.org  Website:http://gis.govmu.org
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