ETW Staff – Bengaluru
Visitors from 11 countries can now obtain visa on arrival at the Bengaluru International Airport as this service becomes operational at the airport. This service is available to visitors travelling from Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Finland, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.
For the benefit of tourists, Bengaluru International Airport will provide separate visa desks, special seating arrangements and appropriate signage. The visa will be issued at the immigration desk and will be valid for a maximum period of 30 days. The facility will have an enclosure for photographing foreign nationals and Forex counters in the future. Additional immigration officials will also be available to ease the entire process.
Visa on arrival shall be granted to foreign nationals who are visiting India on recreation, sightseeing, short duration, medical treatment or casual business visit. The tourist must hold a valid passport with minimum six months validity. Documents required to be presented at the counter are: passport, two passport size photographs, photocopy of passport, hotel booking confirmation (if possible) and return ticket. A fee of US $60 or an equivalent amount in Indian rupees per passenger (including children) will be charged for the grant of visa on arrival. Travellers will be able to obtain single-entry tourism visas, which in special cases can be extended to 60 days.