On the auspicious occasion of the 74th Republic Day of India, Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Bangladesh is pleased to announce the inauguration of a Visa Application Facilitation Centre (VAFC) at the IVAC Centre at Jamuna Future Park, Dhaka, which will provide an online visa application form filling-up facility.
At a function held on Thursday (January 26), High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, Pranay Verma and Regional Head, SBI South Asia, Vikas Goel inaugurated the Visa Application Facilitation Centre, said a press release.
Amit Kumar, Country Head, SBI Bangladesh Operations and other senior officials from High Commission of India and SBI were also present.
Ever since online visa applications became mandatory, there have been requests for such a Visa Application Facilitation Centre, where applicants, who do not possess a computer or an internet connection, can come to the VAFC with their passports/documents and avail of the online visa application form filling-up facility and get their visa applications printed.
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 holds that segment of the population which faces challenges in filling the online form.
State Bank of India, a fortune 500 company and amongst the top 50 Banks of the world by asset size, is managing, Indian Visa Application Centres(IVACs), located in 15 centers across 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.