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Bangladeshis can now apply for Indian tourist visa without prior appointment

05 Oct 2017, 22:37

Online Desk

Dhaka: Applicants for Indian tourist visa can walk-in and submit their applications to Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Mirpur Road without a prior appointment from October 10 onwards.

This measure is aimed at easing access to Indian visa and strengthening people-to-people contacts between India and Bangladesh, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Thursday.

Applications will be accepted from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Tourist visa applicants will not be required to submit confirmed tickets to India.

The other existing walk-in schemes of submission of visa applications for non-tourist visas viz., Medical Visa, Business, Conference and other types of visas will continue as before.

Further, separate counters for walk-in Tourist visas for senior citizens and Muktijodhas will also continue.

The new system builds upon the pilot initiative started at IVACs in Chittagong on July 9 and Rajshahi and Rangpur on September 10 and is being extended to IVAC, Mirpur Road on a similar trial basis.