Going Abroad? Here is what an Indian need to know before applying VISA for any country

Going Abroad? Here is what an Indian need to know before applying VISA for any country

Visa is mandate to enjoy trip to any country. It is an administrative restriction that is forced by the authorities of other countries on Indian citizens when they desire to visit the particular country. Thus, visa for Indians are made easy by most of the countries of the world in 2016 and Indian citizens have an opportunity to facilitate no visa while travelling to around 52 countries of the world. Indians are permitted to Bhutan and Nepal without any Visa despite of the purpose of trip. Indian Passport is ranked at the 85th position in the world and easily avails the permission of visiting ious countries of world. Thus, here the complete detail is provided on Visa requirements for Indian citizens to ious disputed areas, territories, restricted zones, and partially recognized countries.  

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2. Visa requirements

Visa requirements

The Visa requirements y from country to country where they visit. Most of the countries provide Visa when they visit the country for business purpose. However, for travel purpose, visa is not required. The rule ies from country to country. Most of the countries do not require any visa from Indians no matter what their purpose is, whether they are on business strip or on leisure trip. On the other hand, countries like Ethopia, Rwanda, Cape Verde, etc requires proper Visa application and approval mandatory prior to the trip to these countries. Thus, Visa for Indians depends on the country they visit and the Visa agreement between Indian government and the government of these countries.


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3. Visa required for Indians

Visa required for Indians

Most of the countries of the world require ious types of Visa for Indian citizens when they visit the country. Here are some of the important countries that require Visa from Indians.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Canada, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Chile, Chad, Columbia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nauru, Netherland, Niger, Norway, Ne Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Sweden, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City, Vietnam and Yemen.


4. Visa not required for Indians

Visa not required for Indians

Indian travelers can enjoy ious trips to about 59 countries of the world without Visa. These countries do not require Visa from Indian travelers.

The countries are - Bhutan, South Korea Jeju, Macau, Nepal, Antarctica, Seychelles, FYRO, Macedonia, Svalbard, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, El Salvador, Ecuador, Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Niue, Samoa, Vanuatu, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Hong Kong, Timor Leste, Iraq Basra, Jordan, Comoros Is, Maldives, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Turks & Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Sao Tome & Principe, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Georgia, Tajikistan, St. Lucia, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Nauru, Palau and Tuvalu.

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5. Vaccination


The Visa for Indian visitors at some of the countries like Angola, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Benin, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Republic of the Congo and Zambia is provided only when they hold the current International Certificate of Vaccination. The Vaccination is required to ensure that the Indian visitors are free from any major infection or other diseases. 

6. Passport validity

Passport validity

For availing Visa, most of the countries have their own limitations and validity. The validity of the passport is the duration of time until the passport can be used to enjoy trip to foreign country. The validity also depends on the age of the passport holder and on ious other terms. In general, most of the countries require that the passport should have validity of more than 6 month upon arrival. The countries like Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Cambodia, Comoros, Afghanistan, Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Laos, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Guyana, Madagascar, Malaysia, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Namibia, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Venezuela, Vietnam, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu require visa validity of 6 months. Along with them, other countries like Micronesia, Zambia, Georgia, Honduras, Iceland, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Nauru, Panama, United Arab Emirates requires Visa validity of less than 6 month ying to be 4, 2 or to a month.


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7. Fingerprinting


Indian travelers who like to travel countries like Japan, Argentina, Malaysia, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, United States and South Korea as per rule have to be fingerprinted on arrival to these countries. However, other countries of the world do not require fingerprinting of Indian travelers.

Almost citizens of every country have to avail Visa from the country where they wish to travel for ious reasons. The same applies for the Indian travelers who are planning to explore the world may be for professional or personal reasons. Therefore, Indian tourist visa requirement is based on the agreement between Indian government and the visiting country. Almost, every country has their own rule and regulation to provide Visa to the Indian visitors. With the trend of encouraging travelers for tourist reason, most of the countries provide visa for Indians on arrival. Some of them provide Visa free entry, some provides Visa on arrival, and some countries require proper Visa application and approval prior to the visit.

The visa for Indian passport holder may y from Visa, e-Visa, Electronic entry Visa, Visa on arrival, entry permit on arrival, visitors permit on arrival, electronic travel authorization, tourist card on arrival, etc. However, most of the countries have several locations or for an entry to the country, Indian visitors require special permission or authorization. To visit country like Galapagos, Indian travelers require pre-registration that can be applied online where the travelers will be provided Travel card at the airport prior to departure. Further, Nepal has ‘Freedom of Movement’ policy for Indian citizens who can stay and travel to Nepal any time without any restriction. Thus, all such restrictions and formalities of Visa for Indian tourists have to be abided while traveling to ious countries of the world.

The above listed formalities and restrictions largely clears that visa on Indian passport has to go ious prior verifications and applications before entering the country. The validity of passport and time of application is also restricted in most of the countries. Thus, Indian travelers who are planning to make trip to any country of the world should abide by the law of the Visa application well in advance to enjoy hassle free trip leisure to particular country of the world. 

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