“Holding in view the difficulties being confronted by overseas nationals in getting their visas prolonged in India because of the lockdown, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has determined to increase the Visa or keep stipulation interval of overseas nationals expiring put up 30.06.2020 shall be deemed to be legitimate till 30 extra days from the date of resumption of regular worldwide flight operations, on free of charge foundation,” the MHA mentioned in an announcement.
“As a consequence of non-availability of regular industrial flight operations on account of the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020, a variety of overseas nationals who got here to India previous to March 2020 on legitimate Indian visas had received stranded in India,” it added.
Such overseas nationals have been making use of for an extension of their visas or keep stipulation interval on a month-to-month foundation.
“The matter has now been reconsidered by the MHA within the gentle of non- resumption of regular industrial flight operations, and it has accordingly been determined that the Indian visa or keep stipulation interval of such overseas nationals stranded in India can be thought of as deemed to be legitimate until 31.08.2021 on free of charge foundation with out levy of any overstay penalty,” the assertion added.
After a full lockdown to manage the primary coronavirus wave, elements of India has been saved below lockdown-like restrictions to manage the unfold of the extra harmful second wave.
Passenger flights to and from the nation have remained suspended since final yr.