Bangladeshis can now apply for Indian tourist visa without prior appointment
05 Oct 2017, 22:37
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.