The Government of India (GoI) has recently introduced how many fee slabs for e-tourist Visa (e-TV)?
The Government of India (GoI) has revised the e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) fee in four slabs of zero, $25, $48 and $60. The revision of Visa fee has been done on the principle of reciprocity. The bank charges have also been reduced from US $ 2 to 2.5 % of the e-TV fee. There is no bank charge for zero visa fees and the new rates will come into effect from November 3, 2015. The scheme is completely online. Out of 113 Countries included in e-Tourist Visa scheme, 5 counties are covered under the $60 slab viz. US, UK, Russia, Ukraine and Mozambique. The rate of $48 has been fixed for 86 countries viz. Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Grenada, Hungary, Jordan, Palestine, Vietnam, etc. The $25 fee has been fixed for 3 countries viz. Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka, while zero visa fees apply to 19 countries viz. Argentina, Cook Islands, Fiji, Jamaica, Mauritius, Seychelles, Uruguay, etc.