No appointment needed to get Indian visa: New visa centre at JFP

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 12:09, Jul 13, 2018 | Updated : 12:14, Jul 13, 2018

Jamuna Future Park (Image taken from JFP website)A new integrated state-of-the-art Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) at Jamuna Future Park (JFP) will be inaugurated jointly by the home ministers of Bangladesh and India on Saturday.
This new IVAC at JFP will replace all existing IVACs (Motijheel, Uttara, Gulshan and Mirpur Road) in Dhaka. Simultaneously, the existing e-token (appointment) system for submission of Indian visa applications will also be withdrawn, says a press release of the Indian High Commission.
The new IVAC in JFP will replace the existing IVACs in Motijheel and Uttara from July 15, 2018. The remaining two IVACs in Dhaka (Gulshan and Mirpur Road) will also be shifted to IVAC, JFP by August 31, 2018. There will, thereafter, be only one IVAC at JFP for all categories of visa applications without prior appointment in Dhaka.
The new IVAC in JFP will be a model visa centre.
Located in an 18,500 square feet commercial area, the IVAC will have 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.