A press release sent by the Indian Embassy in Kabul on Friday said the duration of ‘Tourist Visa’ has been enhanced to one year with continuous stay of 90 days during each such visit, as against the existing provision of stay of 30 days.
The provision of a gap of 60 days between two Tourism visits, however, remains unchanged, the embassy said.
The press release added that the government of India promotes and encourages Afghan businessmen to visit India to further enhance Indo-Afghan trade ties.
Henceforth, Afghan businessmen investing in India or having a large trade turnover with India, depending on volume of their investment/trade, shall be issued Indian visas for a duration of 1 to 5 years, with continuous stay of up to 180 days during each such business visit, subject to production of relevant business documents, the Indian Embassy said in the press release.
According to the press release, the changes in the visas regime are aimed at strengthening the historic people-to-people and business ties between Afghanistan and India.