From 31 March 2013, Pakistani citizens over the age of 65, for the sole purpose of meeting friends or family, will receive a 45-day visa upon arrival at the Attari-Wagah checkpoint, As long as the applicant for his contacts in India provides a sponsorship certificate certifying that he is responsible for the visit of his Pakistani friend or relative and which must also be contradicted by a DM, SP, SDM, Tehsildar, BDO, SHO, Group A Officer of the State Government and Central Government or Director of a State University or Government School who certifies that they personally know the sponsor.  This regime does not apply to those wishing to visit Punjab, Kerala and restricted areas, nor to those who have been denied an Indian visa.  For an e-business visa, permanent stay during each visit must not exceed 180 days for nationals of all countries eligible for an e-business visa, and there is no need to register with the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (MMR) if the stay is less than 180 days. Citizens of the following countries can apply for a visa upon arrival (VOA) in Delhi (NCT), Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Bengaluru or Hyderabad. The visa is issued for business, tourism, medicine and conference categories and is valid for 60 days.   The cost is 2,000 euros. This institution is not available to citizens if they or one of their parents or grandparents (paternal or maternal) were born in Pakistan or have permanent residence in Pakistan. The citizen should not be of Pakistani origin or have relatives, grandparents or great-grandparents from Pakistan. The VOA installation cannot be used more than twice in a calendar year.
 Alternatively, foreign citizens eligible for a VOA may apply for an electronic visa if they intend to enter the country via an airport or seaport that is not covered by the VOA system. Citizens of the following countries do not pay visa fees – Argentina, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uruguay and Vanuatu.   In October 2013, India decided to begin the process of extending the visa to 40 other nations.  In January 2014, the plans were approved by the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Planning for India.  The sixteen types of visas would also be reduced to three: work, the economy and tourism.  The proposal initially met with opposition from the secret services and encountered a possible queue problem.   Warnings/announcements: New visa rules favorable to tourists have been launched. In February 2014, it was announced that the Indian secret services had granted visa authorization on arrival to 180 countries, mainly because of the new possibilities offered by the Visa and Visa Registration and Tracking System (IVFRT). The system would not be a typical on-arrival visa to avoid mess at airports, but a system based on an earlier online application, inspired by the Australian Electronic Travel Authority`s system.
   As of April 1, 2017, e-visas will be granted in three categories of tourists, businesses and medicine.