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India launches new app to assist visitors to country

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Dubai Filed on September 15, 2021

App will allow foreigners to apply for visa extension, residential permit and exit permit

The government of India has launched a new mobile application to assist foreign visitors intending to visit India. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs launched ‘Su-Swagatam (Visit India)’ app to ease the visa application process for foreigners, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi said.

The App can be downloaded from Google Play Store for Android users and on App Store for IOS users and the app has integrated requisite services enabling foreigners with facilities, right from the visa application stage till their exit from the country, according to a press release from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

“Foreign nationals intending to visit India can use the app to fill visa forms, e-visa and regular paper visas, and subsequently deposit, along with supporting documents for regular or paper visa as per existing practice,” the release said.

The app also allows foreign nationals to apply for an extension of visa, residential permit, exit permit from the concerned Foreigners Regional Registration Office.

Visitors can also get details of touristic places, government agencies, transport agencies, places of entertainment, health service, religious places, lodging, food and shopping etc. on the app.

The App can also be used for business, medical and medical attendant visas the Ministry said.


Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for over ten years. For Khaleej Times, she covers NRI affairs, civil aviation, and immigration issues among other things. She completed her BA in Journalism, Economics and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008 and is currently pursuing her MA in Leadership and Innovation in Contemporary Media at the American University in Dubai. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves food, and is mom to an over-enthusiastic Labrador retriever. Tweet at her @shootsprintrite.

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