The senior citizens aged 65 years and above will not require prior appointment date or e-token to submit their Tourist visa applications, said a press release issued on Thursday.
“With effect from 18 September, senior citizens from Bangladesh aged 65 years and above will not require prior appointment date/e-token to submit their Tourist visa applications. Senior citizens can walk-in and submit their applications at any of the Indian Visa Application Centres in Bangladesh,” the press statement said.
It also said the Government of India had recently announced that Bangladesh nationals above the age of 65 years would be eligible for Long Term Multiple Entry Tourist visas valid for five 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 press statement added.