Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)
Stranded foreigners’ visa extended till August 31
NEW DELHI: The visas of foreign nationals, stranded in India due to the Covid-19 pandemic, have been extended by the government till August 31 on gratis basis or free of charge.
The Union Home Ministry said that due to the non-availability of normal commercial flight operations on account of the pandemic since March, 2020, a number of foreign nationals who came to India prior to that date on valid Indian visas got stranded in the country.
Keeping in view the difficulties being faced by such foreign nationals in getting their visas extended due to the lockdown, the Home Ministry had issued an order on June 29, 2020 conveying that the Indian visa or stay stipulation period of such foreign nationals expiring post June 30, 2020 shall be deemed to be valid until 30 more days from the date of resumption of normal international flight operations, on gratis basis.