No e-token required for Bangladesh travellers to India
28 Dec 2016, 18:08
As part of the ongoing efforts to streamline, liberalise and ease the process of securing Indian visas, the High Commission of India will allow all Bangladesh travellers with confirmed air, train or bus tickets — issued by authorised operators for Bangladesh-India bus services — to submit their tourist visa applications without e-token/prior appointment dates from 1 January 2017.
Travellers can submit their completed visa application forms along with confirmed journey tickets at IVAC Mirpur, Alamin Apon Heights 27/1/B (1st Floor) Shyamoli, (Opposite Shyamoli Cinema Hall) Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1207 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 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.
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 1 January, 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. These measures are aimed at facilitating ease of securing Indian visas for Bangladesh visitors to India and strengthening people-to-people contacts between India and Bangladesh.