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Introduction of Biometric Enrolment for Indian Visa with effect from 12th April 2017

Posted on: April 13, 2017 | Back | Print

Kindly note that Bio-metric enrolment will be mandatory with effect from April 12, 2017 for applicants applying for visa for India.

The Bio-metric enrolment will involve capture of facial and finger print data.  Exemptions from Biometric enrolment will be allowed in the following cases only:

* Applicants below the age of 12 years and more than 70 years.
* Applicants holding Official/Diplomatic/UN Passports.

Applicants without full complement of fingers would be required to give Bio-metrics of existing fingers only.

Bio-metrics enrolment would be done during the process of submission of visa application at the visa counter along with the required visa fees. 

Kindly note that with the introduction of the Bio-metric enrolment procedure from 12th April 2017, personal presence of applicant would be required for submission of visa application.