Bangladeshi nationals applying for Indian tourist visa can walk in and submit their applications to the Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Mirpur Road, Dhaka 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 Bangladesh and India, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka said 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 for submission of applications for non-tourist visas – i.e. medical visa, business visa, conference visa, etc – will continue as before.
Furthermore, separate counters for walk-in tourist visas for senior citizens and freedom fighters will also continue.
The new system builds upon the pilot initiative launched at IVACs in Chittagong on July 9 and Rajshahi and Rangpur on September 10, and is being extended to the IVAC in Mirpur Road on a trial basis.