New Zealand High Commission New Delhi, India

New Zealanders overseas

Visa on Arrival for New Zealanders Visiting India

The Indian government has introduced “Tourist Visa-on-Arrival” for a period of one year for citizens of five countries, including New Zealand, from 1 January 2010.

According to the Government of India press release:

To facilitate bonafide foreign tourists who plan their tours at a short notice, Government of India has decided to introduce “Tourist Visa-on-Arrival” for a period of one year for citizens of five countries viz. Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore on an experimental basis w.e.f. 1.1.2010. Tourists from the said countries can also procure their visas from the Missions / Posts in the normal course.

2. The said “Tourist Visa-on-Arrival” with a maximum validity of 30 days with single entry facility shall be granted by the Immigration Officers at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata airports to start with.

3. The grant of a “Tourist Visa-on-Arrival” shall be regulated as per the guidelines prescribed in the Visa Manual.”

We would advise those intending to visit India to contact the Indian High Commission in Wellington (or the nearest Indian Mission overseas if outside New Zealand) to check the latest information on Indian visa requirements and regulations.

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