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India to open 7 new visa centres in Malaysia
Shekhar Niyogi, Kolkata, May 2, 2014
 

INDIA will open seven new visa centres in Malaysia by the end of this month to support a recently implemented rule requiring travellers to apply for visas in person in order to capture their biometric data.

 

New centres are expected to come up in Ipoh, Malacca, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Terengganu, Klang, Kuching and Kuantan, in addition to the existing centres in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Penang.

 

K Vijay Mohan, managing director, Holiday World Kolkata, said: “Increase in the number of visa processing centres from three to 10 will certainly increase visitors from Malaysia to India. The quicker turnaround time for visa issuance will facilitate greater interest in India as a destination.”

 

Beginning April 1, Malaysian travellers have had to submit visa applications in person to allow India to record their biometric data.

 

Relevant authorities have been unable to give TTG Asia e-Daily a clear answer as to whether the procedure will continue once India launches its visa-on-arrival (VoA) system to nationals of 180 countries, including Malaysia, by October this year (TTG Asia e-Daily, October 11, 2013).

 

In the meantime India started offering South Korean citizens VoA entry on April 24, and has streamlined its visa processing system for China to ensure visas will be issued within two working days. 

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It is very interesting to see how India is committed to promote tourism industry by among other things opening visa centers and introducing visa on arrival facilities. I\'m confident such action will pay off with more travelers to the subcontinent. Incredible indeed!
Posted by: Nugroho Setiatmadji
03-05-2014 00:12:57
 
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