Friday, March 27, 2009
Singapore to introduce e-visa for Indian travellers
NEW DELHI: Indian travellers to Singapore would soon be able to secure visa to the South East Asian country in a single working day. The Singapore government tourism nodal agency Singapore Tourism Board on Friday announced that the city state would be in troducing e-visas for Indian travellers from April 1.
The new facility would be launched by the Singapore government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is aimed at introducing “hassle-free'' visa facilities, Singapore Tourism Board said in a statement. The new facility will reduce the time for Indian travel lers to obtain a Singapore visa, giving a general boost to both leisure and business travel alike... With this initiative the time required to obtain a Singapore visa in India will now be just one working day.
“Singapore has always been the top outbound destination from India and we are optimistic of maintaining this position through the launch of measures like e-visa,'' said Mr Randall Tall, Singapore Tourism Board Regional Director for South Asia, Middle Eas t and Africa.
Under the e-visa process, visa service providers would be able to submit application forms and documents on behalf of the applicants and customers, besides collect visa approvals, online without visiting the consular office. – PTI