Indian embassy in Bangkok to use biometrics for visa seekers

In a bid to streamline visa services to foreigners, the Indian embassy in Thailand on June 28 said it will start using biometrics for applicants from October.

India’s Ambassador to Thailand Anil Wadhwa inaugurated a new visa and passport application centre that will be managed by India-based company IVS Global Services Pvt Ltd.

The Indian embassy had issued more than 88,000 visas in 2012, a steep increase over previous years, Wadhwa said.

The biometrics would be done by the embassy in collaboration with the IVS, the envoy said.

Several Indian missions have started biometric procedure for visa applicants.

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