Tuesday, March 28, 2017

E-visa facility on arrival at Pune airport from April 1

Foreign tourists will be able to get e-tourist visa on arrival at the city airport beginning April 1.
This facility will benefit tourists from as many as 130 countries, who will be able to get visa on arrival provided they have applied for it online four days prior to their travel.
"The e-visa facility received a go-ahead during the recent meeting of the airport advisory committee. All I can say right now is that we are ready and waiting for some immigration formalities to be completed," Pune Airport director Ajay Kumar told TOI.
"The counters have come up in the airport already," an airport official said on Monday. Sources in the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in Mumbai said that the equipment needed in connection with the service had been handed over to the Airports Authority of India officials in Pune.
"The system is all to be operational and the infrastructure work is almost done. Our officers will be at the Pune airport for the purpose. However, all matters regarding visa will be mainly handled by the Mini stry of Home Affairs in Delhi," the official said.
28/03/17 Joy Sengupta/The Times Of India