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CONTINUATION OF IMMIGRATION VISA FOREIGNERS REGISTRATION TRACKING (IVRT) SCHEME

CONTINUATION OF IMMIGRATION VISA FOREIGNERS REGISTRATION TRACKING (IVRT) SCHEME

Context:

Under PM Modi, the Government of India has approved the continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme beyond March 31, 2021. It has been continued from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2026, with a financial outlay of Rs.1,364.88 crore.

Key Points:

  • The continuation of this scheme demonstrates the Modi Government's commitment to the primary goal of IVFRT, which is the modernization and up-gradation of Immigration and Visa services. 
  • Under the direction of Shri Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, the Ministry of Home Affairs aims to provide a secure and integrated service delivery framework that assists official travellers while strengthening national security through this scheme.

About the Scheme:

  • The project is in contact with people around the world and seeks to coordinate and develop activities related to:
  • immigration, 
  • visa issuance, 
  • registration of foreigners 
  • and tracking their movements by covering:
  • 192 Indian Missions across the globe, 
  • 108 Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India, 
  • 12 Foreigners Regional Registration Officers (FRROs) 
  • More than 700 Foreigners Registration Officers (FROs),
  • Superintendents of Police/Deputy Commissioners of Police across India

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