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Security Notice for Applicants Visiting Visa Application Centres

Due to security reasons the following items will not be permitted inside the Application Centre or stored on the premises.

  • All battery operated or electronic gadgets such as cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3's, floppies, laptops, or portable music players.
  • All bags such as travel bags, back packs, briefcases, suitcases, leather / jute / cloth bags and zip folders. Only a plastic bag containing your application related papers is permitted.
  • Sealed envelopes or packages.
  • Any inflammable items such as matchboxes/ lighters/ fuel etc.
  • Any sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files.
  • Weapon or weapon like objects or explosive material of any kind.

The list provided above is not finite. Other items may be prohibited based on our Security Staff's discretion.

Due to security concerns, we do not permit interested parties such as friends, relatives or business contacts to accompany visa applicants. However, interpreters are allowed to accompany hearing-impaired / physically challenged applicants or applicants who are unable to communicate in any language spoken at the Visa Application Centre.

Please Note: There is no facility to store prohibited items at the Visa Application Centre. Applicants are requested to make alternative arrangements to keep the same before entry into the Centres.