New Delhi: The Home Ministry has issued an order regarding extension of visas of foreign citizens stranded in India.
“Yesterday, the Home Ministry passed an order stating that those foreigners who are stranded in the country due to COVID-19, and whose visas have expired or is going to expire soon, can send in an application to get it extended to May 3, 220, without any fees. No overstay penalty will be charged from them,” said Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Union Home Ministry.
She further said, ” If the foreign citizens due to overstay need exit permit, then they can send their application till May 3, 2020. This will also be issued without any charges and graces period till May 17, 2020, will also be given.”
The Ministry also assured that the condition of the supply of essential commodities and services is satisfactorily ongoing in the country.