• Visa On Arrival For Indians

    Indian passport holders can take advantage of the visa on arrival facility offered by 59 countries from around the world. An Indian passport holder can visit any of these nations and obtain the visa while entering. While most of these countries offer visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders, certain counties may require a permit, e-visa, invitation letter, etc. for entry. In any case, these are the countries which you can visit without applying for a visa prior to the travel itself

    According to the Global Power Index 2017, Indian passport has ranked at 75th position. The top countries on the list have the liberty of most visa benefits across the globe. Indian passport holders can visit the following countries without a visa since they can obtain a visa on arrival:

    List Of Countries Offering Visa On Arrival Facility To Indian Passport Holders

    Antarctica Ecuador Haiti Micronesia Samoa Togo
    Bahrain El Salvador Indonesia Moldova Sao Tome and Principe Trinidad and Tobago
    Bhutan Ethiopia Jamaica Montserrat Senegal Turks and Caicos Islands
    Bolivia Fiji Jordan Myanmar Seychelles Tuvalu
    Cambodia Macedonia (FYROM) Kenya Nepal Somalia Uganda
    Cape Verde Gabon Laos Palau Sri Lanka Vanuatu
    Comoros Georgia Madagascar Rwanda Svalbard Zambia
    Cote d’Ivoire Grenada Maldives Saint Kitts and Nevis Tanzania Zimbabwe
    Djibouti Guinea-Bissau Mauritania Saint Lucia Thailand  
    Dominica Guyana Mauritius Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Timor-Leste  

    Antarctica - Though there is no visa available to Antarctica, Indian visitors must obtain a permit to enter this country.

    Bahrain - Bahrain offers the e-visa facility to Indians. Indians can use their valid passport, airline tickets, and sufficient funds to visit Bahrain.

    Bhutan - Nationalities of India can visit Bhutan without the need for a visa. As long as you have the valid passport or any other travel documents, you will be able to visit Bhutan.

    Bolivia - Bolivia offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 90 days. There are many interesting places in Bolivia which can be considered over the hassle of obtaining a visa for another country prior to the travel.

    Cambodia - If you have a valid Indian passport along with the confirmed airline tickets, you can obtain a visa on arrival in Cambodia. The visa will allow you a maximum stay up to 30 days.

    Cape Verde - Cape Verde is also on the list of countries that offer the visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders.

    Comoros - Comoros offers visa on arrival for a maximum stay up to 30 days. The visitor must have confirmed return tickets and sufficient funds to support his/her travel.

    Cote d’Ivoire - Indian nationals can take advantage of the e-visa facility instead of the visa on arrival facility offered by Cote d’Ivoire.

    Djibouti - If a visitor holds a valid invitation letter, he/she can be eligible for the visa on arrival facility offered by Djibouti.

    Dominica - Dominica offers free visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders. The visa allows 180 days as the maximum stay duration in Dominica.

    Ecuador - Similar to Dominica, Ecuador offers free visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holder. The visa allows a maximum stay up to 90 days.

    El Salvador - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to enter El Salvador. However, a visitor can stay up to a maximum of 90 days from the date of entry.

    Ethiopia - Indian visitors can either obtain the e-visa or opt for the visa on arrival facility offered by Ethiopia which allows stay up to a maximum of 30 days.

    Fiji - Fiji offers a stay duration up to a maximum of four months and no visa is required to the enter the country.

    Macedonia (FYROM) - Only the diplomatic passport holders do not require a visa for entry. Visitors are allowed to stay up to a maximum of 90 days.

    Gabon - Gabon offers the e-visa facility and visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders. The e-visa holders are required to arrive via Libreville International Airport.

    Georgia - Indian visitors can obtain the e-visa to enter Georgia which allows a maximum of 30 days stay period.

    Grenada - In order to visit Grenada, Indian passport holders do not require a visa. Indian nationals can stay up to a maximum of 3 months in Grenada.

    Guinea-Bissau - Guinea-Bissau offers visa on arrival as well as e-visa facility to Indian passport holders. Visitors can stay up to a maximum of 90 days under the e-visa and visa on arrival options.

    Guyana - As an Indian visitor, if you have a letter of invitation from either a sponsor or a host, you can take advantage of the visa on arrival facility.

    Haiti - Indian nationals do not need a visa to visit Haiti, however, a visitor can stay up to a maximum of 90 days in Haiti.

    Indonesia - If you are visiting Indonesia for a maximum of 30 days for tourism purpose, you won’t require a visa.

    Jamaica - Indian nationals do not need a visa to visit Jamaica, however, a visitor can stay up to a maximum of six months in Jamaica.

    Jordan - Indian visitors are entitled to the visa on arrival facility offered by Jordan. The visa fee is waived if the visitor buys the Jordan pass online.

    Kenya - Kenya offers both visa on arrival as well as e-visa facility to Indian passport holders. Visitors can stay up to a maximum of 90 days under the e-visa and visa on arrival options.

    Laos - Laos offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 30 days.

    Madagascar - Madagascar offers free of cost visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 30 days.

    Maldives - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to visit Maldives. A visitor is allowed to stay in Maldives for a maximum of 90 days.

    Mauritania - Mauritania offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 30 days.

    Mauritius - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to visit Mauritius. A visitor is allowed to stay in Mauritius for a maximum of 90 days.

    Micronesia - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to visit Micronesia. A visitor is allowed to stay in Micronesia for a maximum of 30 days.

    Moldova - As an Indian passport holder, if you already have a visa issued by a Schengen Area member state, UK or Ireland, you can obtain the visa for Moldova online.

    Montserrat - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to visit Montserrat. A visitor is allowed to stay in Montserrat for a maximum of six months.

    Myanmar - Myanmar offers the e-visa facility to Indian passport holders. The visa holder must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports which allows him/her to stay up to a maximum of 28 days.

    Nepal - Nepal is one of the most popular visa-free countries for Indians. Indians can stay and work in Nepal as per the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship.

    Palau - Palau offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 30 days.

    Rwanda - Rwanda offers the e-visa facility to Indian passport holders which allows a maximum stay of 30 days.

    Saint Kitts and Nevis - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to visit Saint Kitts and Nevis. A visitor is allowed to stay in Saint Kitts and Nevis for a maximum of three months.

    Saint Lucia - Saint Lucia offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to six weeks.

    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. A visitor is allowed to stay in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for a maximum of 30 days.

    Samoa - Indian nationals must obtain an entry permit to enter Samoa. The permit will allow a stay up to a maximum of 60 days.

    Sao Tome and Principe - Sao Tome and Principe offer the e-visa facility to Indian passport holders. If the visitor already has the US or a Schengen member state visa, he/she can stay up to a maximum of 15 days without a national visa.

    Senegal - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to visit Senegal. A visitor is allowed to stay in Senegal for a maximum of 90 days.

    Seychelles - Indian nationals must obtain the visitor’s permit on arrival which will allow a stay up to a maximum of 90 days in Seychelles.

    Somalia - Somalia offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 30 days.

    Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka offers both visa on arrival as well as e-visa facility to Indian passport holders. Visitors can stay up to a maximum of 30 days under the e-visa and visa on arrival options.

    Svalbard - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to visit Svalbard, however, a visitor must go through Norway, and hence double entry Schengen visa is applicable for visiting Svalbard.

    Tanzania - Tanzania offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 30 days.

    Thailand - Thailand offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 15 days.

    Timor-Leste - Timor-Leste offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 30 days.

    Togo - Togo offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 7 days.

    Trinidad and Tobago - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to visit Trinidad and Tobago. Visitors are allowed to stay up to a maximum of 90 days.

    Turks and Caicos Islands - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Turks and Caicos Islands.

    Tuvalu - Tuvalu offers visa on arrival facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 60 days.

    Uganda - Uganda offers both visa on arrival as well as e-visa facility to Indian passport holders. Visitors can stay up to a maximum of 30 days under the e-visa and visa on arrival options.

    Vanuatu - Indian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Vanuatu. Visitors are allowed to stay up to a maximum of 30 days.

    Zambia - Zambia offers the e-visa facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 30 days.

    Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe offers the e-visa facility to Indian passport holders for a maximum stay up to 30 days.

    News About Visa on Arrival for Indians

    • Jordanian Government announces visa on arrival for Indians

      With King Abdullah II, the King of Jordan being on a state visit to India, the Jordanian Government rolled out the visa on arrival facility for Indian citizens. The decision is seen as a measure that would boost tourism and business between the two countries. The decision which was announced a day before King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were scheduled to meet. King Abdullah II while addressing the India-Jordan Business Forum stated the Royal Court will make sure that the smoothest of welcome is provided to the people from India on visiting Jordan. He further urged the Indian ambassador to inform any challenges faced by Indian citizens to the Jordanian embassy. It needs to be mentioned that the King is travelling with a business delegation of prominent businessmen from Amman and is expected to sign a number of agreements and memorandums. Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in the field of health and culture, mutual assistance agreements in areas of custom, mass communication and media, and heritage sites of Agra and Petra are on the list.

      5 March 2018

    • Indians paying visa fee while Bangladesh offers visa-free entry

      Bangladesh offers visa-free entry to Indians, however, instead of visiting the Bangladesh Embassy/Consulate to submit the application and obtain the visa free of cost, Indians are paying a huge amount of fee to get the visa while being at home itself. In a recent report of Bangladesh Home Ministry, it was revealed that many Indian visitors are paying for their visa while the visa-free entry to Bangladesh is available through the Bangladeshi missions in India. Many of the applicants are choosing to apply through a service agent/middlemen so they don't have to appear at the Bangladesh Embassy/Consulate, however, the applicants are required to pay an extra convenience fee which can vary based on the visa type and stay duration. The Government of Bangladesh has already been requested to outsource the visa related services to a third party in order to curb and stop visa-hassles from middleman/agents. The Bangladeshi Missions are also requested to start issuing machine-readable passports.

      15 January 2018

    • Cruise tourists can enter India without biometric enrollment

      Regulated by the Government of India, the Bureau of Immigration (BoI) has decided to ease the immigration policies for cruise tourists with e-visas. As per the announcement, cruise tourists with e-visas will be allowed to enter India through one of the ports located in Mumbai, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, and Chennai without the immigration requirement of biometric enrollment till 2020. This initiative will provide ease to many foreigners who come to India through cruise since they end up spending a lot of time for their biometric enrollment at the port of entry. Considering the growth of tourism over the years which has been boosting the Indian economy, it is essential to ease the visa policies so the tourists can have a positive travel experience to India.

      4 January 2018

    • Indian and Bangladesh to plan travel without visa and passport

      The Government of India and Bangladesh are discussing the facility of travelling without visa and passport for the mentioned nationalities. The citizens of both the countries will have a recognized travel document that will eliminate the need for visa and passports. The Government of Bangladesh is already considering Indian Aadhaar card to be a document which can replace the need for passport and visa. Both the countries are planning to implement visa rules similar to the Schengen countries where the citizens are allowed to travel freely through the entire Schengen Zone without the need of a visa. Though an initiative like this is expected to take over a decade to be implemented, the government of both the nations are positive about the move.

      22 December 2017

    • India attracts more foreign tourists this year

      The statistics of foreign tourist arrivals in India has indicated a growth of over 14% this year when compared to the last year. Earlier this year, the Government of India had eased the passport and visa application process which has already lead to an increase in Indian passport holders visiting other nations. The visa on arrival and e-visa facility has helped many applicants to process their application quickly and efficiently. The series of initiatives taken by the government has already contributed to the growth of foreign tourist arrivals which is beneficial for the nation's economy.

      20 December 2017

    • Rwanda to offer visa on arrival facility to Indian Passport holders

      Starting from January 1, 2018, Indian Passports holders will be able to travel to Rwanda without obtaining a visa prior to the arrival. Rwanda has decided to offer visa on arrival facility to Indian tourists from the beginning of 2018. Until now, the visa on arrival facility to Rwanda was on only available to African countries besides few other selected countries, however, the new year will have relaxed visa norms for Indians which will allow them to stay up to a maximum of 30 days at a time.

      29 November 2017

    • Countries offering visa-free entry and visa on arrival facility to Indians

      An Indian passport entitles you to visit various countries without the need of undergoing any visa application process. There are many countries who either provide a visa-free entry or visa on arrival facility to Indians. Countries such as Bhutan, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Macao, Macedonia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nepal, territories of Palestine, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Senegal St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vanuatu provide visa-free entry to Indians while countries such as Bolivia, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Maldives. Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mozambique, Palau, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, and Ukraine provide the visa on arrival facility. Qatar is one of the new additions to the list of countries providing visa-free entry to Indian.

      24 August 2017

    • Rise in medical tourism in India

      There has been an unprecedented rise in the number of foreigners visiting India for availing medical treatments. Many visas have been issued since 2016 for medical tourism.

      Tourists have been flocking the country not only to avail one-time treatment but also to get follow-ups. India has become a hub for both medical tourism and wellness tourism. According to reports, the number of medical tourism visitors were more in 2016 when compared to 2015. There was a rise by Rs.1,27,142 in 2016. In 2014, as many as 1,84,298 foreigners visited the country for medical tourism, while in 2015, the number was 2,33,918. In 2016 the number people that came to India to avail medical treatment was 3,61,060.

      Many patients fly in from countries such as Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Pakistan, Maldives, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Africa, Middle East. According to reports, the relatively less cost of medical treatment in India has been attracting many tourists.

      16 August 2017

    • Visa on arrival for certain Indian Passport holders

      Within the framework of the long-term strategic partnership between the Republic of India and the United Arab Emirates for the promotion of political, economic and trade interest between the two countries, the United Arab Emirates has approved a decision to grant Indian Passport holders with a valid US visa or green card a visa-on-arrival to the UAE. The new move will allow ordinary Indian Passport holders with a US visa or green card that is valid for at least 6 months to enter the UAE from any entry point for a period of 14 days with the option to extend the visa for the same period once. In 2016 approximately 1.6 million Indian tourists visited the UAE, and approximately 50,000 tourists from the UAE visited India. Approximately 143 flight ply between the two countries daily.

      31 March 2017

    • Visa-on-Arrival from April at Calicut

      From April 1, 2017, foreign tourists can apply for a visa-on-arrival at Calicut International Airport. At present eVisa facility can be availed at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram airports. The idea behind initiating the service in Calicut is to give a boost to the tourism industry in Kerala. Counters for visa-on-arrival have been setup at the airport already. Estimates reveal that the number of tourists have increased after eVisa service was started. Kochi saw a growth of 3.73% and Thiruvananthapuram saw a growth of 1.62% in January, 2017. The maximum number of tourists are from the United States of America, United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Russia, Canada, Malaysia and Australia. In Calicut, around 45,000 to 50,000 foreigners arrive every year.

      16 March 2017

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