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Press Release: Launch of e-Tourist Visa

Embassy of India



Press Release

         In pursuance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement during his visit to China in May 2015, thee-tourist visa facility has been made available to Chinese nationals with immediate effect.


         The implementation of e-tourist visa will enable Chinese nationals to visit India with ease for recreation, sight-seeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short-duration medical treatment or casual business visit.  This facility will encourage more people to travel to India during ‘Visit India Year 2015’ and beyond.


The guidelines for applying for the e-tourist visa are attached. These are also available at





30th July 2015