India to Launch Fast-Track Immigration Program for Indian Nationals and OCI Cardholders at IGI Airport

Feature and Cover India to Launch Fast Track Immigration Program for Indian Nationals and OCI Cardholders at IGI Airport

Union home minister Amit Shah is set to inaugurate a program aimed at fast-tracking immigration for pre-verified travelers, specifically Indian nationals and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders. This initiative, known as the Fast Track Immigration-Trusted Traveller Programme (FTI-TTP), will be launched at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

The primary goal of FTI-TTP is to revolutionize the travel experience for Indians returning from abroad and OCIs entering India, making the process faster, easier, and more secure. This initiative highlights the government’s commitment to enhancing travel convenience and efficiency for everyone involved.

Importantly, the facility will be offered free of cost to all passengers, eliminating the need for an application fee. The registration process for applicants involves identity authentication through mobile OTP and email verification.

Once the application is approved, applicants will receive a notification to schedule an appointment for providing their biometric details. These biometrics can be submitted at designated international airports in India or at the nearest Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) office, based on a prior appointment. The collection of biometric data is essential for completing the application process.

For eligibility, applicants must ensure their passport has a minimum validity of six months at the time of applying for FTI-TTP. The membership of the program will coincide with the passport’s validity. Additionally, applicants need to provide their current residential address to avoid application rejection. FTI registration will remain valid for a maximum of five years or until the passport’s expiration, whichever comes first.

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