Introduction of Mandatory Biometric Enrolment for Indian Visa with effect from October 05, 2016
This is to announce that Biometric enrolment will be mandatory with effect from October 05, 2016, for applicants applying for visa for India.
The above Biometric enrolment will involve capture of facial and finger print data. Exemptions from Biometric enrolment will be allowed in the following cases only:
- Age of applicant is under 12 years or more than 70 years;
- Applicants with poor or no finger prints (in such cases facial traits would be captured); and
- Applicants with less number of fingers would be required to give Biometrics of existing fingers only.
Biometric enrolment would be conducted during the process of submission of visa application at the Embassy counter. Personal presence of applicant would be mandatory at the time of submission of visa application with effect from October 05, 2016.