Combined Indian visa centre launched: No more e-token

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 12:30, Jul 14, 2018 | Updated : 12:30, Jul 14, 2018

Indian Visa processing is expected to be more easier with the opening of the new center.Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Indian and Indian Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh jointly inaugurated the coordinated Indian Visa Application Centre at Dhaka’s Jamuna Future Park on Saturday.
This new integrated state-of-the-art Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) will replace all existing IVACs (Motijheel, Uttara, Gulshan and Mirpur Road) in Dhaka between Jul 15 and Aug 31. Simultaneously, the existing e-token (appointment) system for submission of Indian visa applications will also be withdrawn, says a press release of the Indian High Commission on Friday.
The two ministers are expected to have talks on wide ranges of bilateral issues including shared security, anti-terrorism, curbing border killing and cross-border offences.
Earlier on Friday, Rajnath Singh arrived here this evening on a three-day official visit.
The IVAC will be a model visa centre with facilities like computer generated token vending machines (expected waiting time will be indicated), comfortable seating arrangements in an air-conditioned waiting area, coffee and soft drinks vending machines, food kiosks and as many as 48 counters for submission of applications.
Separate counters will be reserved for senior citizens, women, freedom fighters and business applicants.
A special help desk and counter for services, including printing, photocopying etc. will be accessible at cost price.
The location of the new IVAC inside a spacious and secure shopping mall is expected to provide comfortable and seamless visa services to applicants and is expected to reduce waiting time considerably.