Last date for Conversion of PIO Cards into OCI Cards,
There will be an Open house for the community on 10th April 2017 in the Consulate premises from 1500 hrs. to 1700 hrs.. Consular problems and suggestions, if any could be brought to the notice of Consulate officials and Consul General. All concerned persons who are interested are most welcome to attend the event. ,
Visit of H.E Ambassador Seif Ali Iddi, Second Vice-President of Zanzibar to India (March 17-27, 2017),
Regarding cancellation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes as legal tender,
Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention 2017
Government budget for the Financial Year 2016-17 was presented in the House of Representatives of Zanzibar, by Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Planning of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, Dr. Khalid Mohamed salum on May 18, 2016. Consul General of India, Mr. T.C. Barupal attended the session alongwith representatives of the other Consulates at the House of Representatives.
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Members of Indian community in Zanzibar are requested to enroll themselves for taking part in Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention 2017, which is taking place from 7 to 9 January 2017, in Bengaluru in partnership with the Government of Karnataka. They may register at the Google link: https://goo.gl/forms/NZgwBRRwTaDEuL3o1
They may also attend the Google Handout Session on November 1, 2016 at 1630 hrs IST.
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All visa applicants desiring to travel to India are requested to use the
correct website indianvisaonline.gov.in and are advised not to deal with other
websites that do not belong to the Government of India and therefore should
not be relied on for e-Tourist Visa services.
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2nd International Day of Yoga was celebrated by Consulate General of India, Zanzibar on 26th June, 2016. H.E. Rashid Ali Juma, Minister for Information, Culture, Tourism and Sports, Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, was the chief guest on the occasion.
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Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein who has been re-elected as President of Zanzibar in the elections held on March 20, 2016 was administered oath of office by Chief Justice of Zanzibar on March 24, 2016. Consul General of India, Mr. T.C. Barupal attended his swearing-in ceremony.
Zanzibar President, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein inaugurated 9th House of Representatives in Zanzibar on 6th April, 2016. Consul General of India in Zanzibar, Mr. T.C. Barupal attended the inaugural session.
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I am pleased that the Ministry of External Affairs and its subordinate office, the Central Passport organization is observing the second “Passport Seva Divas” on the 24th June, 2014. The occasion marks the enactment of the Passports Acts, 1967 and its enabling provisions of passport issuance. On this occasion, I felicitate all the Passport Issuing Authorities in India and abroad.
Passport services are an important interface of the Ministry with the citizens of India and time-bound, responsive and transparent service delivery is of utmost importance. While the IT-driven Passport Seva Project has been transformative in many aspects, we have to achieve many more milestones to make the processes simpler and more accessible for common citizens and strive for scale and speed to respond to their needs and aspirations.
One of the main planks of the mandate of the present Government is good governance, encompassing timely, effective, assured, transparent and accountable service delivery. The Government is committed to introduce citizen-friendly administrative reforms and policies aimed at restoring faith of the people in the system and bringing qualitative changes in their lives.
To achieve these objectives, let us pledge, on this august day, to join our hands together and take assertive steps to make our passport issuance system truly world class.
Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs & Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India.
Passport Applicants are requested to apply online for passport. They can apply online at www.passport.gov.in/nri/ for details see Passport page in Consular Section.
The International Civil Avaition Organisation (ICAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November, 2015 for globally phasing out all non-machine Readable Passports (MRPs). From 25th November, 2015 onwards, foreign Governments may deny visa or entry to any person travelling with a non-MRP passport.
Indian citizens residing in India and abroad and holding handwritten passports as well as 20-year passports with validity beyond the 24th November, 2015, should, therefore, apply for re-issue of passports and obtain MRP passports well before the deadline in order to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining foreign visa or immigration problem. For more details related to passport services, Passport website (www.passportindia.gov.in) or the National Call Centre (toll free number 1800-258-1800) may be accessed.
Consul General of India, Zanzibar( Tanzania )