The practice of ‘visa shopping’ has been gaining popularity in several Indian states.
- “Visa shopping” is a practice where individuals obtain visas for countries, they may not visit during the visa’s validity period.
- The objective is to use these visas as a means to enter their preferred countries, particularly in Europe, even if they already have a visa for another European nation.
- People also buy visas for countries they don’t intend to visit immediately to increase their chances of getting visas for their preferred destinations in the future.
- This practice is prevalent in India, particularly in Punjab, and it has raised legal implications.