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India extends walk-in tourist visa facility at all IVACs

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2017 (BSS) - Indian High Commission in Dhaka has extended the scheme for walk-in tourist visas for Bangladesh travelers to its all visa application centers.

All Bangladesh travelers who have confirmed air, bus or train tickets can avail this facility of walk-in tourist visa without appointment dates from February 1 at the Indian Visa Application Centres (IVACs) in Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet, Chittagong, Khulna, Jessore, Mymensingh and Barisal," said a press release of Indian High Commission.

It said applicants in Dhaka with confirmed journey tickets could continue to submit their Tourist visa applications on a walk-in basis at IVAC Mirpur.

The walk-in tourist visa scheme was launched in October 2016 for women travelers and their family members and thereafter extended to all Bangladesh travelers from 1 January 2017.

The scheme has eased access to Indian visas for Bangladesh nationals. No Bangladesh national with a confirmed ticket to India (by air, bus or train) requires an e-token/online appointment date to apply for a tourist visa.

"This measure is aimed at strengthening people-to-people contacts between India and Bangladesh," the Indian High Commission said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)