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Indian visa without e-token for Bangladeshi

28 December 2016, 7:52:37

Staff Correspondent: The Indian High Commission in Dhaka today said in a press briefing that Bangladeshi applicants with confirmed travel tickets will be able to submit their Indian visa applications without prior appointments from next year.

Travellers with confirmed air, train or bus tickets purchased from authorised operators can submit their visa application directly, Indian High Commission in Dhaka said today.

The press release says, they have taken the new initiatives to eliminate the E-token system was part of their efforts to ease the process of securing Indian visas.

The new system will go on from January 1, 2017.

Travellers can submit complete visa application forms along with confirmed journey tickets at IVAC Mirpur, Alamin Apon Heights 27/1/B (1st floor), Shyamoli from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

The date of journey should be after seven days but within one month of submission of the visa application form, the press release instructed.

The scheme for walk-in/appointment-free Tourist visas for women travellers and their immediate family members with confirmed air, rail or bus tickets (issued by authorised operators for Bangladesh-India bus services) will continue to be applicable at IVAC Mirpur instead of IVAC Uttara w.e.f 1 January 2017.

This facility, introduced as a pilot measure in October, 2016, has been very successful, said the high commission on Wednesday.

Applicants with appointment dates/e-tokens may continue to deposit their Tourist Visa applications at the following IVACs: Gulshan, Uttara, Motijheel, Mymensingh, Barisal, Khulna, Jessore, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Chittagong and Sylhet. IVAC Mirpur will only receive walk-in Tourist visa applications from confirmed travellers and senior citizens from 1st January next year 2017.

With the introduction of these measures, no applicant in Bangladesh with a confirmed journey ticket to India (by air, train or bus) will require an e-token/online appointment date.

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