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Government of India gives visa relief to foreign spouses

Updated : July 10, 2018 07:17 PM IST

The Government of India will amend visa rules for foreign nationals who marry Indians abroad.The new rules will allow spouses to convert their tourist visa to dependent visa (x2) without difficulty.

Currently, tourist visa can be converted to x2 only when the marriage takes place in India.

Also, the marriage has to get registered within the validity of the present tourist visa.

Once the rules are simplified, a foreign spouse can convert their tourist visa to x2, irrespective of place of marriage.

This facility though will not be offered to people from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, citizens of Pakistani origin and stateless persons.

Under a tourist visa, a person can stay in India for a maximum period of 6 months per visit.
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