High Commissioner of India Harsh Vardhan Shringla today issued the first five-year Multiple Entry Tourist Visa to Md Nurul Hoque Akhanda aged 68 years, resident of Gazipur.
The Government of India recently announced that Bangladesh nationals above the age of 65 years would henceforth be eligible for Long Term Multiple Entry Tourist visas valid for five years.
The continuous period of stay during each visit on Long Term Tourist visas shall not exceed 90 days.
“This is a goodwill gesture extended by the Government of India for the benefit of senior citizens. This is expected to facilitate ease of securing Indian visas and further strengthen people-to-people contacts and relations between the two countries,” said a press release of the Indian High Commission.