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Cancellation of physical visas granted to Afghan nationals

1. In view of the recent developments in Afghanistan, the Government of India has introduced a separate sub-category of ‘e-Emergency X-Misc. Visa” to Afghan nationals desirous of travelling to India.

2. Competent authority has decided to cancel, with immediate effect, the physical visas issued to Afghan nationals by the Indian Mission/Posts, who are yet to come to India. Afghan nationals who are yet to come to India are advised to apply for ‘e-Emergency X-Misc Visa’ on the e-Visa portal at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in

3. It has been decided that such Afghan nationals coming on e-Emergency X-Misc. Visa will have to mandatorily register with the FRRO / FRO concerned within 7 days of arrival in India. If they are moving from their registered place of stay to another place, they will have to further register mandatorily with the FRRO / FRO concerned at the new place of residence.

4. Only Afghan nationals holding Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for e-Emergency X-Misc visa issued by the BOI will be allowed to board India-bound flights.

5. Exemption has also been made in respect of Afghan nationals granted Long Term Visa (LTV) in India and who had gone to Afghanistan/any other country on the basis of Return Visa granted by FRROs/FROs and are stranded there to return to India on the basis of the LTV and Return Visa.