India extends walk-in tourist visa facility at all IVACs
Tribune Online Report

The Indian High Commission in Dhaka has extended the scheme for walk-in tourist visas for Bangladesh travellers to its all Indian Visa Application Centres (IVAC).

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All Bangladesh travellers who have confirmed air, bus or train tickets can avail the walk-in tourist visa facility without any prior appointment from February 1 at the visa application centres in Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet, Chittagong, Khulna, Jessore, Mymensingh and Barisal, according to a press release issued by the Indian High Commission.

Applicants in Dhaka with confirmed journey tickets can continue to submit their tourist visa applications on a walk-in basis at Mirpur IVAC.

The walk-in tourist visa scheme was launched in October 2016 for female travellers and their family members, and thereafter, extended to all Bangladesh travellers from January 1 this year.

The scheme has eased access to Indian visas for Bangladesh nationals, the statement says. Bangladesh citizens with a confirmed ticket to India (by air, bus or train) do not require an e-token/online appointment date to apply for a tourist visa any longer. 

"This measure has been taken to facilitate bilateral relationship between India and Bangladesh," the Indian High Commission said in the press release. 

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