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India to extend validity of business visas for up to 15 years

Dec 6, 2018 by The Passage Team
India to extend validity of business visas for up to 15 years

India has decided to allow extension of business visa for up to 15 years and conversion of a regular visa into medical category in case of an emergency.

"Relaxation has been introduced in grant of internship visa which can be obtained by a student while still pursuing a course in the country without remuneration, extension of business visa beyond five years, conversion of visa into medical category in an emergency for a foreigner who is already in the country and permission for foreigners who are on long duration visas to attend conferences," Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said.

Gauba added that the number of e-visas issued has seen tremendous growth in the last four years. The number increased from 5.17 lakh in 2015 to 21 lakh till November 30 this year. Later, another official said business visa could be extended up to 15 years, for a period of five years at a time.

Source: NDTV

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