Indian High Commission in Dhaka today announced that the applicants for tourist visa to India can walk-in and submit their applications at Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Mirpur without prior appointment from October 10 onwards.
The applications will be accepted between 8:30am and 12:30pm, according to a press release issued by the High Commission of India today.
The tourist visa applicants will not be required to submit confirmed tickets to India, the release read.
The other existing walk-in schemes of submission of visa applications for non-tourist visas including Medical Visa, Business, Conference and other types of visas will continue as before, the release also read.
Separate counters for walk-in tourist visas for senior citizens and freedom fighters will also continue, the release added.
The new system, aimed at easing access to Indian visa and strengthening people-to-people contacts between India and Bangladesh, builds upon the pilot initiative started at IVACs in Chittagong on July 9 and Rajshahi and Rangpur on September 10 this year and is being extended to IVAC, Mirpur Road on a similar trial basis, it added.