Citizens above 65-year-old will not need e-token to seek Indian visas

15 Sep 2016, 19:24

NTV Online

Dhaka: Senior citizens from Bangladesh aged 65 years and above will not require prior appointment date/e-token to submit their tourist visa applications, said an India High Commission, Dhaka, press release received here on Thursday.

This new system will be effective from 18 September 2016.

Senior citizens can walk-in and submit their applications at any of the Indian Visa Application Centres in Bangladesh, the release added.

The Government of India recently announced that Bangladesh nationals above the age of 65 years would be eligible for Long Term Multiple Entry Tourist visas valid for 5 years.

This is a goodwill gesture extended for the benefit of senior citizens. It is expected to facilitate the ease of securing Indian visas and further strengthening people-to-people contacts and relations between both the countries, the release added.