With the operationalisation of the new Bilateral India Pakistan Visa Agreement, the Group Tourist Visa (GTV) will be operationalised soon.
GTV would be issued to individual applicants who intend to travel in groups, with not less than 10 members and not more than 50 members in each group, and such tours are organized by approved tour operators/travel agents.
Such visa will be valid for up to 30 days and will be non-extendable and non-convertible.
Designated tour operators will be required to furnish a list of intending tourists along with complete information, including itinerary, at the time of submission of the application, at least 45 days before commencement of the intended tour.
The tour operator will be responsible for police reporting, on behalf of the group, both on arrival and before departure of the group.
The Group Tourist Visa facility will also be available to students of educational institutions of both countries. However, this will be a tourist visa only and not for seeking admission in educational institutions of either country. Such tours should be organized by known and reputed academic institutions with sponsorship from a similar institution, purely for non-religious purpose and prior clearance for the tour should be taken by the approved tour operator from the host country.
The modalities of the implementation of GTV will be announced on this webpage in due course, as soon as it is finalised.
last updated on March 15, 2013