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MEA Official Spokesperson on queries relating to Tourist Visa

New Delhi
January 1, 2010

In response to questions on the recent guidelines on Tourist visas, the MEA Official Spokesperson drew attention to “Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Tourist Visa” available on the website of Ministry of Home Affairs (link: http://mha.nic.in/pdfs/FAQ-TVisa311209.pdf) which inter alia clarifies as under:

Q: Whether the gap of two months between two visits would apply to all Tourist Visa holders? 

Ans: The gap of two months between two visits would apply to all Tourist Visa holders. 

Q: Whether the restriction of two months gap for re-entering India is applicable to PIO/OCI card holders and foreigners holding business, employment, student and other categories of visa? 

Ans: No. The two months gap is applicable only to Tourist Visa holders.