If you hold a valid US tourist visa or green card you can visit the following countries in Asia

1. Phillippines ( visa-free entry for 14 days)

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2. Taiwan ( ROC travel authorisation certificate is required- valid for 90 days)

Visa Website Link

Transit Visa

1. Malaysia

Starting from 15 July 2010, Indian national who transit to Malaysia may apply for Transit Pass for not more than 120 hours (5 days) on their journey to a third country.

This pass is issued only at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).

Please check whether you are eligible for Transit Visa / Pass or not. The following are conditions for the said visa / pass:

(i)         Indian visitor(s) who enter / depart to / from the country from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)  only;

(ii)         Visitor must possess a valid visa (Single Entry / Multiple Entry) from the destination country (only Australia, U.S.A., China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan);

(iii)        Visitor must possess a valid passport / travel document with an expiry date of not less than 6 months on the date of visit;

(iv)        Visitor is not listed among those barred from entering Malaysia;

(v)         Visitor must be in possession of a confirmed ticket to a third country;

(vi)        Visitor must be able to finance his/her stay in Malaysia;

(vii)       Visitor MUST visit the country in group (package tour) and the trip is either a packaged tour in Malaysia or in the destination country.

2. South Korea

  1. Eligible Applicants

Citizens of all countries except Syria, Sudan, Iran, Macedonia, Cuba, Republic Of Kosovo, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Ghana, Yemen.

  1. Requirements
  • Persons who hold a visa (re-entry permit, permanent residency, etc.) to enter the United States, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand (hereinafter referred to as “the four advanced countries”) and
  • 1) who go to one of the four advanced countries in transit through Korea; or
  • 2) who stay in one of the four advanced countries and take a direct flight from the country to Korea to go to a country of nationality or a third country.
  • Please be noted that:
  • – If you are a U.S. visa holder who transit through Korea and Saipan to reach the U.S. as the final destination, you are permitted to enter Korea without a visa. (However, if you depart from the U.S. and enter Korea via Saipan, you are not granted no-visa entry to Korea.)
  • – If you are a Chinese group tourist holding a group-tourist visa to Japan and meet certain requirements (e.g. using a travel agency that only attracts Chinese group tourists), you are permitted to enter Korea without a visa.
  • – If you hold an e-visa to Australia and a visa label is attached to your passport, you are permitted to enter Korea without a visa. However, if the label is not on your passport, you are granted no-visa entry only when you depart from Australia and transit through Korea.
  1. Condition of Permission

You have a flight ticket that is scheduled to depart from Korea within 30 days, and have never violated laws (e.g. overstay, etc.) after entering the United States, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.


3. Singapore

The VFTF ( Visa Free Transit Facility) for Indian nationals is for air to air travel only. If you are in transit to or from any third country by air, you may be eligible for the 96-hour VFTF for one transit in the itinerary (either forward or return leg, but not both) if you meet these requirements:

  • You must have a valid onward air ticket departing within 96 hours; and
  • You must have a valid visa*/long-term pass (with a validity of at least 1 month from the date of entry into Singapore under the VFTF) issued by any of the following countries:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

* A visa is considered valid if it is good for entry into the third country.

Single Journey Visas (SJV) issued by the above countries are also acceptable when transiting through Singapore on the onward or return leg of the same journey. If you are on the return leg of your journey (that is, after you have used the SJV), you must:

  • Travel directly from the country that issued the SJV, en route through Singapore, back to your home country
  • Not have returned to your home country since you last used the SJV.

( updated on 25 July 2018)

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