Access to Indian visa to be eased further: Envoy

11 Jan,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday said they would further ease visa access, simplify procedures and would reach out to people all over Bangladesh who wish to travel to India.

“Our efforts in 2017 will be to further ease access and simplify procedures,” he said while inaugurating new Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Jessore.

Shringla said their efforts for easing visa for Bangladesh nationals have yielded outstanding results.

“We, in 2016, issued close to one million visas to Bangladesh nationals. This is a record. It’s the highest number of visas issued in a year and represents a manifold increase over the previous years,” said the High Commissioner.

In October, 2016, the Indian High Commission launched a special scheme for women and their family members with confirmed journey tickets to avail of walk-in visas without any appointment dates.

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