Iran and Japan discuss visa restriction lift with Russia

Iran and Japan discuss visa restriction lift with Russia

A number of countries are expressing interest in reducing visa requirements for travel to and from Russia in a bid to encourage trade and tourism between countries. Firstly Iran’s Ambassador to Russia has announced that Tehran is ready to enter into discussions to abolish the requirements for a visa to travel from Russia.  It has […]

Saudi Arabia review Pilgrimage visa charges

Saudi Arabia review Pilgrimage visa charges

Following on from the recent news from the government of Saudi Arabia of new visa fees across the board from work, visit and residency visas and most controversially cover Umrah and pilgrimage visas the government is now considering lowering of the fees for Umrah. The government had already announced that fees for those travelling for […]

India and Qatar seek greater co-operation

India and Qatar seek greater co-operation

Recent bilateral meetings held between two leaders – the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in Delhi have resulted in four deals between the two countries. These include cyberspace, investments and crucially visa arrangements between the two countries. The new regulations announced allow holders […]

New Announcements on E-Visa Scheme in India

New Announcements on E-Visa Scheme in India

The e-visa scheme introduced by the government of India is to be expanded. For the first time sea-ports have been included in the list of designated ports allowing e-visa entry.  These include Mumbai, Chennai Kochi, Goa and Mangalore ports.  These newly announced ports are in addition to the 16 airports already allowed to let e-visa […]