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Afghan nationals can travel to India only on e-visa, says Ministry of Home Affairs

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The government on Wednesday issued a fresh advisory for Afghan nationals asking them to come to India and stay here only on e-Visa and all the previously issued travel documents remain invalidated.

In its advisory, issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the government said, “Owing to the prevailing security situation in Afghanistan and streamlining of the visa process by introduction of the e-Emergency X-Misc visa, it has been decided that all Afghan nationals henceforth must travel to India only on e-Visa.”

The advisory said that keeping in view the reports that passports of certain Afghan nationals had been misplaced, previously issued visas to all Afghan nationals, who at present are not in India, “stand invalidated with immediate effect”.

The MHA advisory said that Afghan nationals wishing to travel to India might apply for e-Visa at


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