Advance Passenger Information System in six international airports: GovtNovember 30th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran said on
Tuesday that Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) in Phase-I has been
introduced at six International Airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad,
Bangalore and Cochin.
In a written
reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Ramachandran stated that under APIS
all airline operators flying into India are required to provide passengers
particulars electronically in the prescribed format, within 15 minutes of their
take off from the port outside India, in flat file to the concerned Immigration
authorities in India.
In Phase-II, APIS is proposed to be implemented at all the 26
international airports in the country in a centralized mode to facilitate the
operationalisation of APIS at all the international airports in the country.
The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has undertaken the
requisite action to put in place the network infrastructure.
APIS shall be implemented in a centralized mode across all
the international airports during the financial year 2011-12.
The Government has introduced a “Tourist Visa-on-Arrival”
scheme for citizens of Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore at
four International airports in the country, viz. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and
The Stakeholder Ministries have been directed to improve the
requisite infrastructure or facilities for successful implementation of Tourist
Visa-on-Arrival scheme. (ANI)
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