Apart from ASEAN, India is now the top contributor of foreign arrivals to Malaysia, with 71,481 Indian tourist arrivals between January to June 2022 alone post the pandemic as things are picking up, the same number was 26+ million in 2019.
NEW DELHI – BLS International – the online visa servicing company in India with more than 2,325 offices in 62 countries- has added a new feather to its cap. The company has collaborated with the Malaysia Immigration Department in a contract valid up to November 14, 2025, to issue e-visas for travel to Malaysia. On Monday, January 23, BLS International (India) will start its Malaysian e-visa operations in Delhi for providing applicants with rapid and simplified visa services.
This contract is very significant as tourist and business traffic from India to Malaysia is one of the highest from India to any other country. Apart from ASEAN, India is now the top contributor of foreign arrivals to Malaysia, with 71,481 Indian tourist arrivals between January to June 2022 alone post the pandemic as things are picking up, the same number was 26+ million in 2019 and the number of tourists, thanks to Malaysia being one of the world’s best tourist destinations, is going to cross even this number soon. These figures have been released by MATTA, the Malaysian tourism body that comprises comprising local tour and travel organizations as well as numerous overseas affiliations.
Given that post the pandemic, the number of tourists to Malaysia has only been increasing at a steady rate, this contract means that BLS International’s business volume will also increase manifold now. While Delhi has the largest number of people applying for tourist visas to Malaysia, Chennai is where the highest number of applicants for work permit visas are from. Under this contract, BLS International will also provide work- and business-visas.
As one of the world’s leading e-visa providers, BLS International (India) will continue to offer efficient and convenient visa services to individuals and businesses looking to travel to Malaysia. A spokesperson said that the company’s infrastructure is extensive enough to easily handle the big volumes of business that this contract will bring to the company.
Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, BLS International said, “We believe that this partnership will further strengthen India–Malaysia relationships and encourage more people to visit Malaysia, both as tourists and to do business. This contract will also strengthen economic ties between the two nations. That said, I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship between BLS International and the Malaysia Immigration Department.”
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