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India opens 3 more Visa centres in Malaysia

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India Visa Passport 440 x 215KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — India is to double to six the number of its visa outsource centres in Malaysia on June 2 when the capture of biometric data becomes mandatory for Indian visa seekers.

The High Commission of India said today the three new centres would be in Ipoh, Seremban and Melaka, augmenting the three already operating in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Baharu.

“This initiative of the Government of India is to ensure the least inconvenience to Malaysian nationals travelling to India,” it said in a statement.

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The new centres are as follows:-

Ipoh

No 120, Jalan Sultan Yusuf, 30000, Ipoh, Perak;

Seremban

Suite No 10, Second Floor, Lucky Plaza, Jalan Dato Lee Fong Yee, 70000, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Melaka

No 2B, Jalan Temenggong, 75000, Melaka.

“With the opening of these additional centres, visa seekers need not visit Kuala Lumpur for submitting their visa applications or providing the biometric data. They can avail the facilities arranged at any of the six cities for
submitting India visa applications and to collect the visa,” the high commission said.

It also said that efforts were being made to open more centres.

It was highlighted in a news report that this initiative to open more centres was due to complaints over the Indian High Commission’s new ruling that required visa applicants to be present when submitting their applications.

A spokesman of the High Commission was quoted as saying that this was done to save people’s time and cost in submitting their visa applications.

— BERNAMA