On the auspicious occasion of the 74th Republic Day of India, Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Bangladesh announced the inauguration of a Visa Application Facilitation Centre (VAFC) at the IVAC Centre at Jamuna Future Park, Dhaka.
The centre will provide an online visa application form filling-up facility. At a function held on Thursday, High Commissioner of India in Dhaka Pranay Verma, inaugurated the Visa Application Facilitation Centre.
Hitherto, members of the public who we unable to fill forms online on their own had to resort to using the services of agents for generating visa application forms at great cost.
The form filling-up facility at VAFC will be provided for a nominal service fee of BDT 200/- per application. This will be an optional value added service provided by IVAC. This facility will be rolled out in other IVACs in Bangladesh depending on demand.
As the VAFC is located adjacent to the IVAC in JFP, visa applicants can easily generate visa applications at VAFC and thereafter submit the completed visa applications and documents at IVAC saving both time and effort. The inauguration of the VAFC is an effort to digitally hand hold that segment of the population which faces challenges in filling the online form.
Fifteen Indian Visa Application Centres (IVACs) located across Bangladesh are managed by State Bank of India in Bangladesh since December 2005. IVAC Dhaka at Jamuna Future Park, which started its operations from July 2018, is the world’s biggest Indian Visa Application Centre.