Stapled visas are not valid: MEA

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New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): The External Affairs Ministry on Friday made it clear that people travelling to China with visas stapled to their passports will not be able to travel out of the country, as this type of visa will not be considered valid.

According to a travel advisory issued by the ministry all Indian citizens travelling to China have been advised that before making any travel arrangements, they should ascertain from the Chinese Embassy whether their visas will be affixed to their passport or they will be stapled paper visas.

"All Indian citizens intending to travel to the People's Republic of China are advised that before making any travel arrangements they should first ascertain from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate, as the case may be, whether the visa being issued to them will be affixed to the passport or will be in the nature of a stapled paper visa, so that they are not inconvenienced or put to any financial loss later on this count," the MEA advisory stated. (ANI)

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