Indians flying abroad are not required to fill the departure card from July 1, Union Home Ministry has resolved to discontinue the practice to save on time. Yet Indians have to fill the forms that contain the details such as their name, passport number, date of birth, date of boarding on the departure card. Earlier, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been stated by the Airports Council International (ACI) as the World’s Second Best Airport with the highest passenger handling capacity category.
Indians flyers headed for a Foreign destination is not required to fill up the departure card, which signifies one fewer formality before boarding the plane. Those Travelling out of the country via rail, land immigration and sea ports check posts must fill the embarkation card according to an order issued by the home ministry.
It has been resolved to terminate the practice of filling up of the departure card by Indians at all international ports with effect from July 1. The home minister order announced “the same information about the passengers is available in the system from other sources” explaining the rationale behind the discontinuation of the departure card. The obligation for Indians to complete coming cards upon their returns from abroad was done away with within 2014.
These events are among different taken of late to facilitate both domestic and Internation travels. The past year the customs department did way with the requirement for Indian passengers to fill up a declaration form while returning to India if they were not booming dutiable goods. However, those booming prohibited dutiable goods are yet needed to fill up an Indians rules and customs declaration form.
The CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) administered to secure ports in the country, has also begun doing away with the practice of tagging and stamping of domestic passenger hand baggage. Earlier the customs department also has done away with the requirement for Indians to fill a form declaring that they are not taking the dutiable goods. The practice has been done away with at Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Hyderabad.
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