Go easy : Visa on arrival destinations for IndiansSmriti Saxena
An international vacations involves a lot of planning but Visa in one thing on which the entire plan is heavily dependent. Opt for a ‘Visa on Arrival’ destination and gear up for a hassle free fun vacation at one of these destinations:
ASIA: In addition to the most popular ones such as Hong Kong, Thailand or Nepal, there are some of these little lesser known wonders that you can head out to: Laos, Bhutan, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis ,Cambodia, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Jordan, Maldives, Macau, and Timor Leste.
AFRICA: It’s never enough no matter how many times you visit Africa. Purely a nature’s paradise the African countries that offer visa on Arrival are: Ethiopia, Seychelles, Madagascar, Kenya, Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Togo. Additionally, in Mozambique, Indians can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days at Beira, Nampula, Maputo, Pemba and Tete.
NORTH AMERICA: Though Canada is the first destination that comes to mind if you think of North America and lot of people have a misconception that Canada has started offering ‘Visa of arrival’, well that is not correct because its India which has made ‘Visa on Arrival’ facility for Canadians and not vice versa. However, there are few other exciting destinations in the region that are keen to welcome Indian tourists these include: Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador, Saint Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia.
SOUTH AMERICA: There are not many destinations within South America, only Bolivia and Guyana are an exception.
OCEANIA COUNTRIES: It’s the centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. Currently four island nations offer Indians a visa on arrival. These are Palau, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Nauru and Tuvalu.
What makes you eligible for visa on arrival?
Before proceeding to any checklist, let us first understand what does Visa on arrival mean: It’s a kind of visa is usually issued to tourists when they enter the visiting country for holidaying/tour purpose.
In order to obtain such a permit (Visa on arrival) there are certain requirements that are usually mandatory:
- Return flight tickets
- Proof of hotel reservations / accommodation
- Evidence of sufficient funds to cover their stay
- Passport sized photographs
- A passport with adequate empty pages and validity of more than 6 months
- Local currency/ money for fee if required by the country
However, it is advised that you visit the Embassy / the High Commission website to check if there are any other / specific requirements in addition to the ones listed above.
Once you have completed the checklist, then just choose from one of the above listed countries and go on a happy holiday!