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India inaugurates largest visa centre in Bangladesh

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

inaugurated its largest visa centre in the world in the Bangladeshi capital today to reduce the waiting time for applicants.

Bangladeshis constitute one of the largest number of visitors from a single country to Last year, the country issued 1.4 million visas to Bangladeshi nationals, BD reported.

Visiting Rajanth Singh, who is here on a three-day visit inaugurated the centre along with his Bangladeshi counterpart

The new integrated state-of-the-art (IVAC) spread in an 18,500 square feet commercial area at Jamuna Future Park in will replace all the existing centres (Motijheel, Uttara, Gulshan and Mirpur Road) in in two phases.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who was present at the inauguration, told journalists that it was the largest Indian visa centre in the world and possibly the largest anywhere.

To mark the inauguration, Singh presented a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa to a Bangladeshi national.

Singh also announced the withdrawal of the existing (appointment) system for submission of

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 14:55 IST
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