Important Notice with regard to the extension of the validity period of the visas of foreign nationals stranded in India due to COVID-19 Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info)
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 13:25

The Government of India has conveyed the following notice to the Diplomatic Missions in India with regard to the extension of the validity period of the visas of foreign nationals who are stranded in India due to restrictions on international passenger traffic in view of the Government of India’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19:

“Regular Visa, e-Visa or stay stipulation, of such foreign nationals whose visas have expired or would be expiring during the period from 01.02.2020 (Mid-night) till the date on which prohibition on international air travel of passengers from India is lifted by the Government of India, would be extended on ‘GRATIS’ basis on submission of online application by the foreigners. Such extensions would be granted for a period up to 30 days from the date of lifting of prohibition on international air travel of passengers from India without levy of overstay penalty. Exit to such foreign nationals, if so requested by them, will also be granted on the same lines.”