Government extends visas of foreigners in India till 30th April

Government has decided to extend the regular visa, e-visa or stay stipulation of foreign nationals who have been stranded in India because of the spread of COVID-19 till 30th April 2020. “Those foreigners whose visas have expired or would be expiring during April 1- April 30, would be extended till midnight of 30th April on GRATIS basis after making online application by the foreigner. The exit of such foreign nationals, if so requested by them during this period, will be granted without levy of overstay penalty,” read the circular issued by the Ministry of External Affairs.

It has been decided to provide the essential consular services by the office of the Foreigners Regional Registration Officers and Foreigners Registration Officers to foreign nationals, presently in India.

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