Globe Travels trying for Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) Facility at Mangaluru International Airport
Mangaluru: Globe Travels, under the able leadership of Managing Director-William D’Souza have helped people traveling abroad in their various needs. Globe travels always think of general public interest of travel, and to make it seamless. In the past Globe travels has been instrumental in getting the international flights operation from Mangaluru with Builders Association under the leadership of Subbayya Shetty. William D’Souza had also played an important role is setting up the Passport Office in Mangaluru. And recently, for the first time in the history of Mangaluru, Globe travels had made a break through to request the consulate of United Kingdom to come down to Mangaluru for the interview of visa aspirants which was held on May 02, 2016, and also one more time on a later date.
Now, William D’Souza has come forward in requesting the Union Government to extend the facility of visa on arrival at Mangaluru International Airport, which will bring in lots of foreign tourists to Mangaluru.. This will also boost the medical tourism to Mangaluru since many citizens of Middle East, Sri Lanka and Maldives are now visiting Mangaluru for medical treatment. In a letter to MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and also a letter addressed to MP Shobha Karandalaje from Udupi district on the subject matter. The contents of the letter is as follows:
Dear Hon’ble Shri Nalin Kumarji and Shobhaji,
We learn that The Union Government is planning to extend the visa on arrival facility to some more airports to boost the tourism into India. I request you to kindly request the Union Government to extend the facility of visa on arrival at Mangaluru International Airport, which will bring in lots of foreign tourists to Mangaluru. This will boost the medical tourism to Mangaluru since many citizens of Middle East, Sri Lanka and Maldives are now visiting Mangaluru for medical treatment. This will be a great boon to our Dental College since the Dental treatment abroad is very expensive and most of the insurance companies do not cover the dental treatment for its client. Further, this will bring in investments in business/industries and real estate.
Thanking you and looking forward to your kind recommendation to the Union Government at the earliest.
With respectful kind regards,
William D’Souza, for Globe Travels
A copy of the letter has been also forwarded to:
R.V. Desphande, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Bangalore;
The Deputy Commissioner’s, Mangaluru and Udupi;
The President, Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industries; and to The President, CREDAI, Mangaluru.
If the Union Government approves this request, it will be yet another feather in the cap for Globe Travels for their initiative in providing various travel needs for the people traveling abroad, and also for foreigners visiting India/Mangaluru.
Welcome to India! For intrepid travelers who’ve been waiting for it to get easier to visit the largest democracy, things are looking up great. At present Citizens of 43 countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Germany and Australia, can now apply for a visa-on-arrival, cutting out the need to visit an Indian embassy and wait in line for a permit. What you need is a passport valid for six months, a photograph, $60 and four days. You can upload these documents along with an online application form on this website, pay your visa fees via debit or credit card, and wait to receive an “electronic travel authorization” via email.
Sounds too good to be true? Here is the fine print: You are only welcome if your “sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit,” according to the website. You should have a return ticket as well as enough money to spend during your stay in India.
You must apply at least four to 30 days in advance of your visit to India, and once you arrive you can only stay in the country for 30 days.
When you arrive at one of the nine airports — Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi ,Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Trivandrum — you’ll need to present your electronic travel authorization, and have your biometric details recorded at the immigration. You can’t extend this visa, or apply for it more than twice in a year. Your photograph in the application should show a front view of your full face from the top of your hair to the bottom of your chin, centered within the frame and with your eyes open. Make sure there are no shadows on the face or background, and upload a square image without borders — against a white or light background — as a JPEG file between 10 KB and 1 MB in size.
Run into trouble during the application process? Track the status online by clicking here or call +91-11-24300666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a full list of eligible countries including 12 that were already able to get visa on arrival: Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
For more details contact :Globe Travels, G06, Souza Arcade, Balmatta Road, Mangaluru-575 001, India Tel:+91-824424950,2425950,424490147 Fax:+91-824424999