During the month of May 2011, a total number of 865 Visa on Arrival ( VoAs ) were issued . The number of VoAs issued during the month of April 2011 were 1234. During the period January-May 2011, a total number of 5004 VoAs were issued.
The country wise break up of VoAs issued during May 2011 was, Indonesia (122), New Zealand (121), Philippines (206), Japan (177), Singapore (149), Finland (57), Vietnam (6), Myanmar (4), Luxemburg (4) , Laos (1) and Cambodia (18).
The country wise break up of VoAs issued during January-May 2011 was, New Zealand (1067), Japan (954), Philippines (829), Singapore (745), Indonesia (673), Finland (573), Cambodia (67), Vietnam (38), Luxemburg (29) Myanmar (27) and Laos (2).
India is doing a step ahead in the Immigration reform in terms of issuance of Tourist visa. During the period January-May 2011, the maximum number of VoAs were issued at Delhi airport (2766), followed by Mumbai (1166), Chennai (825) and Kolkata (247).
As a facilitative measure to attract more foreign tourists to India, Government has launched a Scheme of “Visa on Arrival” (VoA) from January 2010 for citizens of five countries, viz. Finland, Japan, Luxemburg, New Zealand and Singapore, visiting India for tourism purposes. This scheme has been extended for the citizens of six more countries, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos and Myanmar from January 2011