Amendment in Chapter 2-"e-Visa" of the Visa Manual
14th February 2019
To, All Members,
Sub: Amendment in Chapter 2-"e-Visa" of the Visa Manual
Attached please find Ministry of Home Affairs Circulars dated 525 and 526 regarding amendments in Chapter 2, e-Visa of the Visa Manual.
Following changes have been made by MHA (Foreigners Division) in Chapter 2 of the Visa Manual as per attached circulars no. 525 and 526:-
1.On e-Tourist Visa continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 90 days in case of National of all countries who are eligible to grant of e-Visa except national of USA, UK, Canada and Japan. In case of nationals of USA, UK, Canada and Japan, continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days. In call case no registration will be required.
2. On e-Business visa continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days in case of nationals of all countries who are eligible for grant of e-Visa and no registration will be required if the stay is for a period of less than 180 days. However, if the intention of the foreigner is to stay for more than 180 days of his/her shall get himself/herself registered with the FRRO/FRO concerned with two weeks after the expiry of 180 days of his/her arrival in India as provided in rule 7 of the Registration of Foreign Rules 1992. Further the foreign will also be required to register with FRRO/FRO concerned in case the aggregate say in India on e-Business visa and/or Normal business Visa exceeds 180 days during a calendar year.
3. In the case of e-Conference Visas extension may be granted for a maximum period of 30 days on case to case basis on merits of each case by the FRRO/FRO concerned. Any further extension of e-Conference visa up to a total period of 180 days from the date of initial entry can be granted in exceptional cases on merits of each case only with prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Foreigners Division)
For more details please refer the attached circular no. 525 and 526 of MHA.
4. Also attached please find office memorandum of MHA dated 28th January regarding “No Destination Wedding Visa” which is self- explanatory.