Countries Offering Visa on Arrival for Indians

In each one of us lies wanderlust, the will to travel and see the world. India is a culturally diverse country where every state has something which makes it stand apart. There are many wonders to behold and unique experience to indulge in, in India. But, every once in a while or at least once, each one wishes to go abroad, venture outside of the country and see and experience other cultures. But reality hits when you have to stand in long queues to acquire a visa to start your adventurous ventures. Here’s a list of countries offering visa on arrival for Indians in 2019

Cambodia

Indians can obtain a Visa on Arrival for Cambodia, for a maximum stay of 30 days. The visa cost charged for a Cambodia e-Visa is US$ 40. However, the service fee could be an additional US$ 20. You must have a passport-sized photo, sufficient funds to cover your stay in Cambodia, and travel documents like a completed visa application form and confirmed flight tickets. Also, make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.

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#TravelTip: Whether you are a history buff or not, Angkor Wat is a must-visit. Marvel at the intricate carvings of Shiva, Vishnu and other Hindu deities at this majestic temple. The Cambodian ecosystem is one of a kind and should be a must-visit for all Wildlife lovers. Cambodia is a popular summer destination that is a part of every ardent traveler’s travel aspirations!

Maldives

A Visa on arrival for a maximum of 30 days is offered to Indians for their trip to the Maldives. They must carry documents for the next destination, like a return or onward flight tickets, including Visa for the onward country. Two photographs and proof of accommodation are also a must. Travelers without a hotel reservation must carry enough funds i.e., US$ 100 plus $50 per person per day of their stay. Also, make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival. 

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#TravelTip: the Maldives boasts of one of the world’s top diving and snorkeling experiences and is a great way to experience the fascinating underwater life filled with the vibrant denizens of the coral reef. The pristine beaches lull you into a daze and demand for you to leave behind your troubles and enjoy the Maldives as the popular tourist destination that it is.

Jordan

Indians visiting Jordan can get a Visa on Arrival for two weeks by paying a fee of approximately US$ 60. They must carry at least US$ 1000 (or equivalent) to cover their stay and hold onward or return flight tickets for their next destination. Indians entering and exiting Jordan from Aqaba, along with the Red Sea, are granted a 1-month visa for free.

#TravelTip: Floating in the Dead Sea is definitely one of the top experiences in Jordan that cannot be missed. Where else can you float without a life jacket as the high salt content keeps you buoyant? Or you could visit Petra that boasts of possessing an ancient city carved out of sandstone, that’s now a part of the 7 wonders of the world.

Indonesia

All it takes is US$ 35 for Indians to get a Visa on Arrival for Indonesia, for a maximum stay of 30 days! You must show evidence of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Indonesia, in addition to carrying confirmed flight tickets for the return or onward destination. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Indonesia.

#TravelTip: Visit Ubud, the cultural hub and go to Mt. Batur, which is an active volcano. Enjoy the sun on the white sands that melt away into azure waters that ensure that you leave with beautiful memories and memorable experiences to be preserved for the rest of your life.

Mauritius

Indians can get their Visa on Arrival for a maximum stay of 60 days, provided they hold a confirmed booking for accommodation in Mauritius, a sponsorship letter, a confirmed booking for return flight and sufficient funds for expenses during their stay (minimum of USD 100 per day).

#TravelTip: Visit Chamarel in Mauritius, a small village known for its seven coloured layers of sand. Mauritius features on the list of the most sought after tourist destinations in the whole world however when in Mauritius, you’ll never feel like it’s crowded. Depending on the traveller’s choice, Mauritius could be restful or eventful!

Nepal

A single entry Visa on Arrival is granted to Indians for a maximum stay of 150 days. You must carry with you either of these two documents: Passport or Election Commission Card.

#TravelTip: A Mecca for Mountaineers, Nepal boasts of a rich architectural heritage and some of the nicest people in the world. Nepal is also a shopper’s paradise and should be one of the first place you visit abroad considering its proximity to India. Don’t forget to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

Seychelles

Indians can obtain a Visa on Arrival for Seychelles, for a maximum stay of 30 days. To obtain the visa they must hold an onward or return ticket and funds of minimum US$ 150 per person per day, along with proof of accommodation.

#TravelTip: Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean and is a popular destination for newlyweds, owing to its pristine beaches, azure waters and lush greenery.

Thailand

Unlike foreign citizens, Indians can simply get a Visa on Arrival in Thailand for just US$ 35! Bear in mind that your stay does not exceed 15-30 days. In addition, Indians must hold the onward or return flight tickets along with a minimum of 10,000 baht (around US$ 315.06) per person and 20,000 baht (US$ 630.06) per family during the stay. An entry fee of 2,000 THB also needs to be paid in Thai currency.

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#TravelTip: Thailand is known for its glittering temples or Wats, so be sure to include at least one of these in your trip.

Some other nations that allow visa on arrival for Indians are Senegal, South Ossetia, Svalbard, Transnistria, Réunion, Kish Island, Palestine, and Jeju Island.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head out now!

Please note: Visa requirements keep changing for every country. Please make sure you check all visa and passport requirements before booking your tickets. At the time of publishing this post, the below-listed countries provide Visa on arrival for Indians.

Adarsh Vengarathodi

Adarsh Vengarathodi is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of MistLayer, Inc. MistLayer is an ICT Company headquartered in San Francisco offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. MistLayer delivers innovative products that augment the lives of thousands of people around the world.

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