Thursday, October 18, 2018

Madurai airport gets e-visa facility

The much sought-after e-visa facility at Madurai airport became a reality on Wednesday. In the absence of the facility, many foreign tourists arriving here with e-visa have been sent back to the airports from where they arrived. Madurai becomes the 26th airport in the country to get this facility.

Airport Director V.V. Rao and officials from Immigration, National Informatics Centre and Central Industrial Security Force were present during the commissioning of the facility. On the first day, two foreign nationals with e-visa arrived at the airport.

A statement from Mr. Rao said services of e-visa involved complete online application for which no facilitation was required by any intermediary/agent. Applicants could avail themselves of the services by visiting Government of India website indianvisaonline.gov.in and for any clarification on e-visa could send email to indiavoa@gov.in

The statement said e-visa was issued to those on tour, business visit or for medical treatment, and 3-visa could be availed for a maximum of three times in a calendar year.
17/10/18 The Hindu

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