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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
Albanadated 20th Jan, 2018
Spaindated 12th April, 2018
Palestinedated 20th April, 2018
Belizedated 30th April, 2018
Here is the list of countries with Visa Facilitation Agreements / MoUs are signed or currently is in force:
Sl. No.CountryCategory of passport exemptedPeriod of staySigned onDate of Entry into Force / RemarksText of the Agreement
1AfghanistanDiplomatic only30 days01.02.2016w.e.f. 20.06.2016Afghanistan.pdf
2AlbaniaDiplomatic & Official27-11-201520-01-2018
3ArgentinaDiplomatic & Official90 days31.03.1994Visa free stay till assignment for those assigned to Mission
4ArmeniaDiplomatic only90 days31.10.2003w.e.f. 24.08.2004Armenia.pdf
5BangladeshDiplomatic & official45 daysBangladesh.pdf
6BelarusDiplomatic & OfficialNot specifiedBelarus.pdf
7BelizeDiplomatic & Official90 days18-09-201730-04-2018Belize.pdf
8BhutanAll passportsNot specified
9BrazilDiplomatic & Official90 days25.01.2004w.e.f. 17.11..2004Brazil.pdf
10BruneiDiplomatic & Official14 days04.04.2016w.e.f. 04.05.2016Brunei.pdf
11BulgariaDiplomatic & Official90 days03.03.2009w.e.f. 02.07.2009Bulgaria.pdf
12CambodiaDiplomatic & Official60 days09.04.2002w.e.f..09.05.2002Cambodia.pdf
13ChileDiplomatic & Official90 days24.04.2003w.e.f. 17.08.2004Chile.pdf
14ColombiaDiplomatic & Official90 daysColombia.pdf
15CroatiaDiplomatic & Official30 days19-09-2007w.e.f. 08-04-2008Croatia.pdf
16CubaDiplomatic only90 days23.03.2015w.e.f. 07.07.2015Cuba.pdf
17CyprusDiplomatic & Official90 days25-05-2007w.e.f 01-05-2008Cyprus.pdf
18DenmarkDiplomatic & Official14 August 198614 December 2017
19EcuadorDiplomatic & Official90 daysw.e.f. 18.08.2008Ecuador.pdf
20EgyptDiplomatic, Official,Special, & Service90 days18.11.2008w.e.f. 15.02.2010Egypt.pdf
21El SalvadorDiplomatic & official90 days10.06.2008w.e.f. 01.04.2009
22FinlandDiplomatic90 days06.11.201705.12.2017
23FranceDiplomatic90 days17.06.2013w.e.f. 01.10.2013France.pdf
24GeorgiaDiplomatic and Official/Service90 days31.07.201720.09.2017Georgia.pdf
25GermanyDiplomatic only90 days05.04.2011w.e.f. 01.01.1991Germany.pdf
26GreeceDiplomatic only90 days01.02.2013
27GuatemalaDiplomatic & Official90 days28.05.2015w.e.f. 14.12.2015Guatemala.pdf
28GuyanaDiplomatic & Official90 days04.02.2003w.e.f. 03.01.2005Guyana.pdf
29HondurasDiplomatic & Official90 days10.06.2008w.e.f. 01.03.2009Honduras.pdf
30Hong KongDiplomatic & officialThose assigned to mission require visa
31HungaryDiplomatic & Official90 days04.11.2003w.e.f. 1.4.2005Hungary.pdf
32IranDiplomatic Passports30 days16-02-2018yet to enter into force
33IndonesiaDiplomatic & Official30 daysw.e.f. 01.08.2008Indonesia.pdf
34IsraelDiplomatic & Official90 days09.09.2003w.e.f. 20.10.2004Israel.pdf
35ItalyDiplomatic90 days29.05.201722.10.2017Italy.pdf
36JordanDiplomatic & Official Passports90 days01-03-2018yet to enter into forceJordan.pdf
37Ivory CoastDiplomatic & Official30 days21.10.2016yet to enter into forceIvory Coast.pdf
38JapanDiplomatic Only90 days12-11-2007w.e.f. 01-01-2008Japan.pdf
39KazakhstanDiplomatic & Official30 days17.08.1999w.e.f. 20.11.2000Kazakhstan.pdf
40KenyaDiplomatic only90 days11.07.201614.07.2017Kenya.pdf
41KyrgyzstanDiplomatic & Official90 days19.07.2013w.e.f. April 2014Kyrgyzstan.pdf
42LatviaDiplomatic90 days23.05.201708.09.2017
43LaosDiplomatic & Official30 days06.11.2002w.e.f. 01.04.2005Laos.pdf
44LithuaniaDiplomatic only90 days10.11.2013Lithuania.pdf
45MacedoniaDiplomatic90 days20.01.200915.05.2010
46MalaysiaDiplomatic & Official90 days14.05.2001w.e.f. 01.10.2001Malaysia.pdf
47MaldivesAll passports90 daysMarch 1979w.e.f.Maldives.pdf
48MaltaDiplomatic only90 days10.11.2013Malta.pdf
49MauritiusDiplomatic & Official90 days
50MexicoDiplomatic & Official90 days21.10.2005w.e.f. 23.02.2006Mexico.pdf
51MongoliaDiplomatic & Official90 days23.12.2005w.e.f. 02.02.2006Mongolia.pdf
52MoroccoDiplomatic & Official30 days17.11.2015w.e.f. 21.01.2016Morocco.pdf
53MozambiqueDiplomatic & official90 days07.08.2015w.e.f. 09.05.2016Mozambique.pdf
54MyanmarDiplomatic & Official90 days02.11.2003w.e.f. 15.3.2005Myanmar.pdf
55NamibiaDiplomatic & Official90 days31.8.2009w.e.f. 01.11.2011Namibia.pdf
56OmanDiplomatic, Special, Service & Official Passports90 days11-02-2018yet to enter into forceOman.pdf
57PalestineDiplomatic & Official Passports90 days16-05-201720-04-2018Palestine.pdf
58NepalAll passportsNot specified
59NicaraguaDiplomatic, official & service90 days10.06.2008w.e.f. 01.10.2008Nicargua.pdf
60NorwayDiplomatic only90 days13/14.10.2014w.e.f. 08.12.2014Norway.pdf
61ParaguayDiplomatic & Official90 days
62PeruDiplomatic and Official/Service Passports90 days03.06.2003w.e.f. 16.09.2004Peru.pdf
63PhilippinesDiplomatic & Official30 days05-10-2007w.e.f. 24-04-2008Philipines.pdf
64PolandDiplomatic Only90 Days05-10-2015w.e.f. 07.12.2015Poland.pdf
65Portugal

Diplomatic only

90 days06.01.201708.07.2017Portugal.pdf
66Qatar

Diplomatic, Official & Special Passport

90 days03.12.201623 May 2017Qatar.pdf
67Republic of Korea(South Korea)

Diplomatic & Official

90 days01.08.2005w.e.f. 03.10.05Republic of Korea (South Korea).pdf
68Saint Kitts & NevisDiplomatic, Official/Service Passports90 days16-02-2018yet to enter into forceSaint Kitts & Nevis.pdf
69RomaniaDiplomatic Only90 days31-01-2004w.e.f. 06-02-2008Romania.pdf
70RussiaDiplomatic & Official90 days03.12.2004w.e.f. 15.02.2005Russia.pdf
71RwandaDiplomatic & Official90 days20.02.201725.12.2017Rwanda.pdf
72SpainDiplomatic90 days30.05.201712 April 2018Spain.pdf
73SerbiaDiplomatic & Official90 days17.09.2007w.e.f. 17.07.2009Serbia.pdf
74SingaporeDiplomatic & OfficialNot specified24.01.1994Tourism agreement
75SloveniaDiplomatic only90 days11.11.2013w.e.f. May 2014Slovenia.pdf
76South AfricaDiplomatic & Official90 days22-02-2008w.e.f. 21-05-2008South Africa.pdf
77Sri LankaDiplomatic & Official30 days14.03.2015w.e.f. 15.09.2015Sri Lanka.pdf
78SwedenDiplomatic only90 days01-06-2015w.e.f. 01.04.2016Sweden.pdf
79SwitzerlandDiplomatic only90 days06.10.2016w.e.f. 07.12.2016Switzerland.pdf
80SyriaDiplomatic & Official60 days10-06-2010w.e.f. 01.10.2010Syria.pdf
81TanzaniaDiplomatic & official90 days10.07.2016w.e.f. 26.12.2016Tanzania.pdf
82TajikistanDiplomatic Only & Official30 days14.11.2003w.e.f. 19.08.2005Tajikstan.pdfTajikstan.pdf
83ThailandDiplomatic & Official90 days09.10.2003w.e.f. 01.03.2004Thailand.pdf
84TunisiaDiplomatic & Official90 days30/04/2015w.e.f. 02.05.2016Tunisia.pdf
85TurkeyDiplomatic only90 days08/02/2008w.e.f. 01.05.2008Turkey.pdf
86TurkmenistanDiplomatic only30 days25.05.2010w.e.f. 01.04.2011Turkmenistan.pdf
87UAEDiplomatic, Official & Special Passport90 days25.01.201724 February 2017UAE.pdf
88UkraineDiplomatic only90 days25.11.2011w.e.f. 09.09.2012Ukraine.pdf
89UruguayDiplomatic & Official30 daysUruguay.pdf
90VenezuelaDiplomatic & Official90 days31.08.2005w.e.f. 18.11.2005Venezuela.pdf
91VietnamDiplomatic & Official90 days07.09.1994Vietnam.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

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