AMN / NEW DELHI
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba has said that creating a simple and hassle-free Visa regime is the government’s objective to facilitate the arrival and stay of foreign travellers into the country.
Addressing a conference on Streamlining of India’s Visa regime here today, Mr Gauba highlighted various policy initiatives taken to liberalize the Visa regime.
Emphasizing that India has the potential to become a global hub for Education and Tourism, Home Secretary called for a change in the mindset at the field level to make foreigners feel welcomed in the country.
Mr Gauba said, e-Visa facility now covers 166 countries and foreigners can obtain online Visa within 72 hours for travel related to Tourism, Business, Health, Medical Attendant and Conference purposes.
He said, the number of e-Visas issued has seen a tremendous growth during the last four years from 5.17 lakhs in 2015 to 21 lakhs this year.