The article discusses a recent change in Indian Visa policy that affects travelers who are leaving from India and headed to Laos.
Indian citizens can visit Laos for tourism in accordance with the bilateral visa agreement between the two countries. Tourists must first obtain an Indian visa from an embassy or consulate of India in Laos. Lao visas are also available at the Lao immigration office at Vientiane international airport and other major Lao seaports. The cost of a tourist visa is US$30 (as of January 2016). Indian nationals with a valid passport can stay for up to 30 days without a visa and can apply for a multiple-entry visa at any time during their stay. To leave Laos, visitors must first exit through an Indian port of entry and then apply for an appropriate visa at an Indian embassy or consulate. Indian Visa Airport and Seaports for exit
What is a Visa?
A visa is a document issued by a foreign government that permits a person to enter or remain in a particular country. Visas come in many different forms, including tourist visas, business visas, student visas, and work visas.
To obtain a visa, you must first apply to the embassy or consulate of the country you wish to visit. You will need to provide your passport information, as well as documents that prove your identity and citizenship (such as your driver’s license). Once you have obtained a visa, you will need to show it to the border guard when you arrive in the country.
Who can apply for an Indian Visa?
As an Indian national, you are eligible to apply for an Indian visa at any of the international airports or seaports. However, if you are travelling to India from a country that is not on the list of Schengen countries, then you will need to apply for a visa in advance from your local embassy or consulate.
If you are travelling to India from a neighbouring country that is on the Schengen Agreement, then you do not need a visa. However, please note that there may be some restrictions on travel if you are visiting certain regions in India.
Please note that all nationals of Afghanistan, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka and Pakistan require a valid visa prior to arrival in India. Indian Visa from Laos
How to Get an Indian Visa?
If you are a national of India and you want to travel to Laos, there are two ways in which you can do it. The first way is by flying into the Lao capital of Vientiane. You will need a visa for Laos if you are not a citizen of Laos. You can apply for your visa at the Lao embassy in India or at the Lao consul general’s office in Mumbai. The cost of a visa for Laos is $25.
The second way to get an Indian visa for Laos is by travelling through an Indian port-of-entry. This means that you will have to go through an Indian airport or seaport before travelling to Laos. The most popular Indian ports-of-entry for travelling to Laos are Cochin and Kozhikode. Both airports have flights to Vientiane and both airports have connections to major cities in India such as Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. The cost of getting an Indian visa at the Cochin airport is Rs 1,000 (around $15). The cost of getting an Indian visa at the Kozhikode airport is Rs 1,500 (around $24).
Indian Visa Formalities
When travelling to India, it is important to be aware of the visa formalities that must be followed. Travellers should check the official website of the Indian embassy or consulate in Laos for updated information on visa requirements for India.
The following are the general steps that must be followed when applying for an Indian visa:
– Tourist Visa: Applicants wishing to visit India for tourism purposes only require a tourist visa, which can be obtained at any Indian embassy or consulate. The tourist visa costs USD 20 and can be valid for up to six months.
– Business Visa: Applicants wishing to conduct business in India must obtain a business visa. The fee for a business visa is USD 85 and can be valid for up to one year.
– Employment Visa: Applicants wishing to employ staff in India must obtain an employment visa. The fee for an employment visa is USD 160 and can be valid for up to one year.
Prerequisites for Indian Visa Applying Procedures
To apply for an Indian visa, you will need to visit an Indian embassy or consulate in your home country.
There are a few prerequisites that you must meet before applying for an Indian visa. These include having a return or onward ticket, proof of financial stability, and evidence of health insurance.
You can also apply for an Indian visa at an Indian embassy or consulate outside of your home country if you are travelling to India for tourism purposes only. However, you will need to provide additional documentation, such as proof of hotel reservations and proof of funds available to cover your stay in India.