As many as 46 foreign nationals from Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Kazakhstan have been arrested from Bihar and sent to jail for violation of visa norms.
All had come to Bihar after the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin.
Visa Policy of India
Visitors to India must obtain a visa from an Indian diplomatic mission unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or a country whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival, or an e-Visa online.
In January 2019 the Indian government updated e-Visa rules for all eligible countries. The validity of Indian e-tourist and e-Business Visa was increased from 60 days with double entry to up-to 1 year with multiple entries. The validity count starts from the day of being granted the e-visa online and not from the day of physical entry as before.
A Protected Area Permit (PAP) is required to enter the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim and some parts of the states Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. A Ristricted Area Permit (RAP) is required to enter the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and parts of Sikkim.