By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach
Per experience, Australia is the country that has a flawless, very efficient Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for foreign visitors wanting to visit. Their online service is very easy as convenient as click of a mouse.
Recently, India have joined other countries that are using Electronic Travel Authorizations for foreign visitors who would like to travel and visit India.
The Tourist Visa-on-Arrival (TVoA) enabled with ETA is available to foreigners whose objectives will be visiting India for recreation, sightseeing, short duration medical treatment, casual business visit, casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc. It is not valid for any other purpose or activities.
The countries that were given permission to use the Online Electronic Travel Authorization are listed below.
The Tourist Visa-on-Arrival (TVoA) enabled with ETA authorizes any visitor from identified countries above to enter India at anytime within 30 days of the approval date. The ETA will be sent through an email address provided by the tourist applicant; it is coming from the Indian authorities; and it will allow a 30-day stay in India. This can be used twice a year only.
“The launch of the TVoA enabled with ETA scheme was a dream come true for the the Indian tourism industry of India and was bound to positively impact the economy. The implementation of TVoA enabled with ETA scheme will send out a clear message that India is serious in making travel to the country easy.” – said Mahesh Sharma, Minister of state (independent charge) for tourism and culture and MoS for civil aviation (source: timesofindia.com)
The TVoA enabled with ETA will be available at nine international airports in the country namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Goa.
“India has been the centre of attraction for people around the world since the ancient times due to its philosophy and spiritualism” – said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh
One does not need to go and apply for a visitor’s visa at the nearest India’s Consular Post within a given country
Electronic Travel Authorization can be done at anywhere as long as one has a computer, credit card and legitimate email address
One can save time and money when obtaining such visitor’s travel visa
Additionally, it is always a good practice to check on the latest updates and information about the places to visit; particularly on changes at arriving / departing international airports regarding Electronic Travel Authorizations.
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About Juntee Terrenal, GMS
Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2014 and beyond; strategic international business Leader, adviser & coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted to numerous international media outlets.
As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.