Riyadh: Formalities for Saudi Arabian citizens to visit India have been simplified. From now, Saudi Arabian citizens can register online for visa for India visit. The move will make it easier to travel to India and increase the number of tourists visiting the country.
Formalities for travel, medical, business, conference and medical visas have been simplified. Log onto https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html to apply for visas. Once applied and payment made, the registration confirmation will be sent to the registered email within 24 hours.
The applicant can come to the airport with a print of this confirmation email and the emigration officials will seal the visa on it. Earlier, Saudi Arabian citizens had been giving their biometric details at the embassy and consulate. From now on, these details will be collected at airports in India.
The e-visa formalities were initiated after Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, who visited India recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed the matter.
Citizens from 132 countries including Oman, Quatar and UAE can avail e-visa to travel to India.