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Mangaluru International Airport to soon have e-visa facility

Mangaluru International Airport to soon have e-visa facility

Mangalore Today News Network

airportMangaluru, Feb 19, 2017: The future Smart City of Mangaluru has got approval  from the Immigration Bureau to introduce e-visa facility at the Mangaluru International Airport. This is expected to give a boost to the tourism and medical tourism industry of undivided DK district.

The necessary infrastructure for the same are expected to be installed here  very soon.  The equipment  are scheduled to arrive from Chennai in a week’s time and a separate counter will be provided at the airport to handle e-visas, informed MIA Director J T Radhakrishnan.

Under the e-Visa scheme, an applicant receives an email authorising him or her to travel to India after it has been approved. The tourist can travel with a print-out of this authorisation. On arrival, the visitor has to present the authorisation to the immigration authorities who would then stamp his or her entry into the country.

The absence of mechanism to process  e-visas  at the Mangaluru International Airport  has  on many occasions proved a problem for  people arriving  here. In one instance a woman tourist from Belgium, who was in possession of e-visa, waited at the airport for the entire day  before returning helplessly in April last year.

The New Mangalore Port already has a e-visa facility.

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