India Announces Restoration Of E-Visa Services For Saudi Nationals: There is good news for people planning to come to India from Saudi Arabia. The Government of India has restored the facility of e-Visa for the citizens of Saudi Arabia with immediate effect. This has been confirmed by the Indian Embassy itself.
On Thursday, the Indian Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia tweeted that “Embassy is pleased to announce that all five sub-categories i.e. e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa, E-Medical Visa, E-Visa facility has been restored with immediate effect. Medical Attendant Visa and E-Conference Visa are also included in this.”
Service started in 2019 was closed due to Corona
It is noteworthy that in 2019, India started e-visa service for Saudi citizens. Although, it was suspended due to the Kovid-19 pandemic, but now it has been made effective from March 9, 2023. Note that the application and fee must be paid at least 4 days prior to the date of travel and await approval.
The Embassy is happy to announce that the facility of e-visa has been restored for the nationals of Saudi Arabia with immediate effect in all five sub-categories ie e-tourist visa, e-business visa, e-medical visa, e- medical attendant visa & e-conference visa. pic.twitter.com/XAuOqgnqZT
— India in Saudi Arabia (@IndianEmbRiyadh) March 9, 2023
This way any applicant can apply online
To fill the online application and submit the application, applicants can visit the link https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html and apply in 4 easy steps – First apply by visiting the website and upload a photo and passport page. Get Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) online after making the payment. Then print the ETA and show it at the immigration check post where eVisa will be stamped on the passport.
Saudi Arabia had also exempted Indians from PPC in the past
Earlier, due to the strong ties and strategic partnership with India, Saudi Arabia had announced exemption of Indian nationals from submitting Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) for obtaining visa to visit Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Embassy in New Delhi said that PCC will no longer be mandatory for Indian citizens and the decision has been taken as part of efforts to further strengthen ties between the two countries.
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