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India Visa Waiver Agreements

This is the agreement between India and other countries whose citizens don’t need to apply for a visa to India before coming here for a short time span/visit or in other words the Citizens of visa waiver countries don’t have to apply for a visa before travelling to India (if):

  • The bilateral agreements falls under the list of countries / territories, which comes in the exemption or the requirements of visa diplomatic, official or the services of the ordinary passport holders, these agreements are either already signed or currently is in the force.

Some countries whose Entry into Force process completed in 2018 only are as below

Albana dated 20th Jan, 2018
Spain dated 12th April, 2018
Palestine dated 20th April, 2018
Belize dated 30th April, 2018

Here is the list of countries with Visa Facilitation Agreements / MoUs are signed or currently is in force:

Sl. No. Country Category of passport exempted Period of stay Signed on Date of Entry into Force / Remarks Text of the Agreement
1 Afghanistan Diplomatic only 30 days 01.02.2016 w.e.f. 20.06.2016 Afghanistan.pdf
2 Albania Diplomatic & Official   27-11-2015 20-01-2018  
3 Argentina Diplomatic & Official 90 days 31.03.1994 Visa free stay till assignment for those assigned to Mission  
4 Armenia Diplomatic only 90 days 31.10.2003 w.e.f. 24.08.2004 Armenia.pdf
5 Bangladesh Diplomatic & official 45 days     Bangladesh.pdf
6 Belarus Diplomatic & Official Not specified     Belarus.pdf
7 Belize Diplomatic & Official 90 days 18-09-2017 30-04-2018 Belize.pdf
8 Bhutan All passports Not specified      
9 Brazil Diplomatic & Official 90 days 25.01.2004 w.e.f. 17.11..2004 Brazil.pdf
10 Brunei Diplomatic & Official 14 days 04.04.2016 w.e.f. 04.05.2016 Brunei.pdf
11 Bulgaria Diplomatic & Official 90 days 03.03.2009 w.e.f. 02.07.2009 Bulgaria.pdf
12 Cambodia Diplomatic & Official 60 days 09.04.2002 w.e.f..09.05.2002 Cambodia.pdf
13 Chile Diplomatic & Official 90 days 24.04.2003 w.e.f. 17.08.2004 Chile.pdf
14 Colombia Diplomatic & Official 90 days     Colombia.pdf
15 Croatia Diplomatic & Official 30 days 19-09-2007 w.e.f. 08-04-2008 Croatia.pdf
16 Cuba Diplomatic only 90 days 23.03.2015 w.e.f. 07.07.2015 Cuba.pdf
17 Cyprus Diplomatic & Official 90 days 25-05-2007 w.e.f 01-05-2008 Cyprus.pdf
18 Denmark Diplomatic & Official   14 August 1986 14 December 2017  
19 Ecuador Diplomatic & Official 90 days   w.e.f. 18.08.2008 Ecuador.pdf
20 Egypt Diplomatic, Official, Special, & Service 90 days 18.11.2008 w.e.f. 15.02.2010 Egypt.pdf
21 El Salvador Diplomatic & official 90 days 10.06.2008 w.e.f. 01.04.2009  
22 Finland Diplomatic 90 days 06.11.2017 05.12.2017  
23 France Diplomatic 90 days 17.06.2013 w.e.f. 01.10.2013 France.pdf
24 Georgia Diplomatic and Official/Service 90 days 31.07.2017 20.09.2017 Georgia.pdf
25 Germany Diplomatic only 90 days 05.04.2011 w.e.f. 01.01.1991 Germany.pdf
26 Greece Diplomatic only 90 days 01.02.2013    
27 Guatemala Diplomatic & Official 90 days 28.05.2015 w.e.f. 14.12.2015 Guatemala.pdf
28 Guyana Diplomatic & Official 90 days 04.02.2003 w.e.f. 03.01.2005 Guyana.pdf
29 Honduras Diplomatic & Official 90 days 10.06.2008 w.e.f. 01.03.2009 Honduras.pdf
30 Hong Kong Diplomatic & official     Those assigned to mission require visa  
31 Hungary Diplomatic & Official 90 days 04.11.2003 w.e.f. 1.4.2005 Hungary.pdf
32 Iran Diplomatic Passports 30 days 16-02-2018 yet to enter into force  
33 Indonesia Diplomatic & Official 30 days   w.e.f. 01.08.2008 Indonesia.pdf
34 Israel Diplomatic & Official 90 days 09.09.2003 w.e.f. 20.10.2004 Israel.pdf
35 Italy Diplomatic 90 days 29.05.2017 22.10.2017 Italy.pdf
36 Jordan Diplomatic & Official Passports 90 days 01-03-2018 yet to enter into force Jordan.pdf
37 Ivory Coast Diplomatic & Official 30 days 21.10.2016 yet to enter into force Ivory Coast.pdf
38 Japan Diplomatic Only 90 days 12-11-2007 w.e.f. 01-01-2008 Japan.pdf
39 Kazakhstan Diplomatic & Official 30 days 17.08.1999 w.e.f. 20.11.2000 Kazakhstan.pdf
40 Kenya Diplomatic only 90 days 11.07.2016 14.07.2017 Kenya.pdf
41 Kyrgyzstan Diplomatic & Official 90 days 19.07.2013 w.e.f. April 2014 Kyrgyzstan.pdf
42 Latvia Diplomatic 90 days 23.05.2017 08.09.2017  
43 Laos Diplomatic & Official 30 days 06.11.2002 w.e.f. 01.04.2005 Laos.pdf
44 Lithuania Diplomatic only 90 days 10.11.2013   Lithuania.pdf
45 Macedonia Diplomatic 90 days 20.01.2009 15.05.2010  
46 Malaysia Diplomatic & Official 90 days 14.05.2001 w.e.f. 01.10.2001 Malaysia.pdf
47 Maldives All passports 90 days March 1979 w.e.f. Maldives.pdf
48 Malta Diplomatic only 90 days 10.11.2013   Malta.pdf
49 Mauritius Diplomatic & Official 90 days      
50 Mexico Diplomatic & Official 90 days 21.10.2005 w.e.f. 23.02.2006 Mexico.pdf
51 Mongolia Diplomatic & Official 90 days 23.12.2005 w.e.f. 02.02.2006 Mongolia.pdf
52 Morocco Diplomatic & Official 30 days 17.11.2015 w.e.f. 21.01.2016 Morocco.pdf
53 Mozambique Diplomatic & official 90 days 07.08.2015 w.e.f. 09.05.2016 Mozambique.pdf
54 Myanmar Diplomatic & Official 90 days 02.11.2003 w.e.f. 15.3.2005 Myanmar.pdf
55 Namibia Diplomatic & Official 90 days 31.8.2009 w.e.f. 01.11.2011 Namibia.pdf
56 Oman Diplomatic, Special, Service & Official Passports 90 days 11-02-2018 yet to enter into force Oman.pdf
57 Palestine Diplomatic & Official Passports 90 days 16-05-2017 20-04-2018 Palestine.pdf
58 Nepal All passports Not specified      
59 Nicaragua Diplomatic, official & service 90 days 10.06.2008 w.e.f. 01.10.2008 Nicargua.pdf
60 Norway Diplomatic only 90 days 13/14.10.2014 w.e.f. 08.12.2014 Norway.pdf
61 Paraguay Diplomatic & Official 90 days      
62 Peru Diplomatic and Official/Service Passports 90 days 03.06.2003 w.e.f. 16.09.2004 Peru.pdf
63 Philippines Diplomatic & Official 30 days 05-10-2007 w.e.f. 24-04-2008 Philipines.pdf
64 Poland Diplomatic Only 90 Days 05-10-2015 w.e.f. 07.12.2015 Poland.pdf
65 Portugal

Diplomatic only

90 days 06.01.2017 08.07.2017 Portugal.pdf
66 Qatar

Diplomatic, Official & Special Passport

90 days 03.12.2016 23 May 2017 Qatar.pdf
67 Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Diplomatic & Official

90 days 01.08.2005 w.e.f. 03.10.05 Republic of Korea (South Korea).pdf
68 Saint Kitts & Nevis Diplomatic, Official/Service Passports 90 days 16-02-2018 yet to enter into force Saint Kitts & Nevis.pdf
69 Romania Diplomatic Only 90 days 31-01-2004 w.e.f. 06-02-2008 Romania.pdf
70 Russia Diplomatic & Official 90 days 03.12.2004 w.e.f. 15.02.2005 Russia.pdf
71 Rwanda Diplomatic & Official 90 days 20.02.2017 25.12.2017 Rwanda.pdf
72 Spain Diplomatic 90 days 30.05.2017 12 April 2018 Spain.pdf
73 Serbia Diplomatic & Official 90 days 17.09.2007 w.e.f. 17.07.2009 Serbia.pdf
74 Singapore Diplomatic & Official Not specified 24.01.1994 Tourism agreement  
75 Slovenia Diplomatic only 90 days 11.11.2013 w.e.f. May 2014 Slovenia.pdf
76 South Africa Diplomatic & Official 90 days 22-02-2008 w.e.f. 21-05-2008 South Africa.pdf
77 Sri Lanka Diplomatic & Official 30 days 14.03.2015 w.e.f. 15.09.2015 Sri Lanka.pdf
78 Sweden Diplomatic only 90 days 01-06-2015 w.e.f. 01.04.2016 Sweden.pdf
79 Switzerland Diplomatic only 90 days 06.10.2016 w.e.f. 07.12.2016 Switzerland.pdf
80 Syria Diplomatic & Official 60 days 10-06-2010 w.e.f. 01.10.2010 Syria.pdf
81 Tanzania Diplomatic & official 90 days 10.07.2016 w.e.f. 26.12.2016 Tanzania.pdf
82 Tajikistan Diplomatic Only & Official 30 days 14.11.2003 w.e.f. 19.08.2005 Tajikstan.pdf Tajikstan.pdf
83 Thailand Diplomatic & Official 90 days 09.10.2003 w.e.f. 01.03.2004 Thailand.pdf
84 Tunisia Diplomatic & Official 90 days 30/04/2015 w.e.f. 02.05.2016 Tunisia.pdf
85 Turkey Diplomatic only 90 days 08/02/2008 w.e.f. 01.05.2008 Turkey.pdf
86 Turkmenistan Diplomatic only 30 days 25.05.2010 w.e.f. 01.04.2011 Turkmenistan.pdf
87 UAE Diplomatic, Official & Special Passport 90 days 25.01.2017 24 February 2017 UAE.pdf
88 Ukraine Diplomatic only 90 days 25.11.2011 w.e.f. 09.09.2012 Ukraine.pdf
89 Uruguay Diplomatic & Official 30 days     Uruguay.pdf
90 Venezuela Diplomatic & Official 90 days 31.08.2005 w.e.f. 18.11.2005 Venezuela.pdf
91 Vietnam Diplomatic & Official 90 days 07.09.1994   Vietnam.pdf

Thus, going through the above table we can see that in 2018 only, many agreements are signed by India with other countries out of these (Iran, Jordan, Oman and Saint Kittis & Nevsi) date of entry / force is still on process

1 responses to “India Visa Waiver Agreements”

  1. Colin Lindon says:
    we are currently in India for my wifes dental treatment. We have to return in July to complete her treatment. Our visas terminate on the 10th of February 2020. Can our visas be extended or do we need to apply again.

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