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Government extends visas of all overseas nationals caught in India on account of COVID-19 until September 30

The authorities on Thursday prolonged until September 30 visas of all overseas nationals caught in India because of the COVID-19 pandemic, an official spokesperson stated.

The spokesperson stated the choice was taken as a result of quite a lot of foreigners who got here to India on numerous sorts of visas previous to March 2020 received stranded within the nation within the absence of flights to their locations because of the pandemic.

“The central authorities had facilitated the keep of such overseas nationals inside India by giving the deemed extension of their common visa or e-visa or keep stipulation interval on free of charge foundation with out levy of any overstay penalty.

“This facility which is presently available till August 31, 2021, has now been extended by the central government till September 30, 2021. Such foreign nationals will not be required to submit an application to the FRRO/FRO concerned for extension of their visas till September 30, 2021,” the spokesperson stated.

Before exiting the nation, they might apply on-line for exit permission on the e-FRRO portal which might be granted by the authorities on a free of charge foundation with out levy of any overstay penalty.

The spokesperson stated that if somebody wished a visa extension past September 30, they might apply on the net e-FRRO platform on a cost foundation, which might be thought-about by the authorities, topic to the eligibility as per the extant pointers.

The spokesperson made it clear that Afghan nationals, already in India on any class of visa, shall be granted an extension of visas beneath pointers issued individually for Afghan nationals.

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