Members of the minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be given five-years visa instead of one year as part of government's effort to address their grievances and according citizenship in future.
Continuing the growth trajectory, a total of 2,968 foreign visitors availed the visa-on-arrival (VoA) scheme in Novemeber as compared to 1,824 during the same month last year, registering a growth of 62.7 per cent.
Pledging to extend all possible cooperation to SAARC countries in diverse fields, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced that India will provide immediate medical visa for the patient and an attendant for treatment in the country.
President Barack Obama announced a deal Monday to extend visas for Chinese visitors to the United States for up to a decade, insisting he wants China "to do well" despite simmering tensions between the world`s two largest economies.
A delegation of Sindhi and Bengali communities accompanied by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and submitted a memorandum to highlight their plight on visa and citizenship related issues.