Imphal Jun 30 UNA : Issue visa on arrival to Myanmar nationals coming to Manipur through Moreh, particularly those coming for medical treatment is likely to begin from August this year.
On receipt of a green signal to begin the issuance of the visa on arrival to the Myanmar nationals from August from the Union ministry of home affairs, a high level official team of Manipur government has inspected the infrastructures being developed at Land Customs office complex at Moreh where the visa on arrival office is to be opened.
The official team inspected the Land Customs office to check necessary requirements to facilitate the visa on arrival on Saturday. The team led by principal secretary (commerce and industries) O Nabakishore has taken stoke of the infrastructure being developed for running the office, said an official who took part in the inspection tour.
The team would submit a report regarding the necessary modifications and repairing works being taken up prior to the functioning of the visa on arrival office, the source added.
The works for development of infrastructure were being entrusted to some departments under the Manipur government even though the BSNL has been entrusted with the task of laying optical fibres to provide internet facility round the clock to the visa office.
The National Informatics Centre (NIC) would provide computers that can be used for 24X7 services besides installing facilities for internet connectivity, while the state home department is taking responsibility for providing security.
Union ministry of external affairs has recently given its approval for opening a visa-on-arrival office near at Land Customs office complex after the Centre had cleared the desk for opening the office at Moreh, considering specially for the Myanmar nationals seeking medical treatment in hospitals in Imphal.
An immigration office too would be opened at the same complex which is located very close to the international gate no.2 at Moreh, the source said
Necessary immigration process for Myanmarese nationals coming to Manipur would be handled by state police to be supervised by an inspector.
The Union Ministry of External Affairs has given clearance to issue visa on arrival to patients from Myanmar on May 23 last after a meeting between Harsh Vardhan, MEA joint secretary and Manipur government representatives led by state principal secretary (commerce and industries) O Nabakishore Singh.
The Centre has further agreed to provide hardware and software for enabling processing of visa through online application in collaboration with national information centre.
After completion of the Integrated Check Post at Moreh, the immigration office and visa office would be shifted there.
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