Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- The High Commission of India in Dhaka has opened a Visa Application Facilitation Centre, or VAFC, at its visa application centre at Jamuna Future Park in the capital.

Indian High Commissioner Pranay Kumar Verma inaugurated the centre on the occasion of his country's 74th Republic Day, the high commission said in a statement on Thursday.

The centre will provide an online visa application form filling-up facility, it said.

Since online visa applications became mandatory, there have been requests for such a facilitation centre. Applicants, who do not have access to a computer or an internet connection, can come to the VAFC with their passports or documents and avail of the online visa application form filling-up facility...