Advanced passenger info system to come into effect from Apr 1

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New Delhi, Mar 4 (UNI) The Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) will be effective in the country from April 1.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal today informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that this was a sequel to the Gazette notification issued on January 24 amending the Foreigners Order, 1948 for implementing APIS.

He said as per this notification, the country representative/station manager of an airline, landing in India shall provide information about the passengers on board and crew in electronic form, within 15 minutes of take-off of the aircraft from the port of embarkation outside India, to the immigration authority at the port(s).

The details of the passengers including name, gender, date of birth, nationality and passport will be provided to the immigration authorities.

APIS will facilitate expeditious immigration clearance coupled with enhanced security screening of the passengers.


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