Government launches Fast Track Immigration Programme for Indian nationals and OCI cardholders

Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled a new initiative on Saturday aimed at expediting the immigration process for pre-verified Indian nationals and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders. Named the Fast Track Immigration-Trusted Traveller Programme (FTI-TTP), this programme promises to streamline travel procedures significantly.

Under FTI-TTP, eligible individuals are required to apply online and submit biometrics (fingerprint and facial image) along with necessary details specified in the application form. The registration will remain valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first.

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Approved applicants will receive instructions to schedule an appointment for biometric submission at designated international airports in India or the nearest Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

“The FTI-TTP is designed to enhance travel convenience by making the process faster, easier, and more secure,” stated an official. Emphasizing its importance, the initiative reflects the government’s commitment to improving efficiency in travel procedures.

Applicants must ensure their passport validity is at least six months at the time of application. Additionally, providing accurate residential details is crucial to avoid application rejection.

The programme requires strict adherence to biometric submission, as failure due to technical reasons will result in non-registration. The process includes mobile OTP and email verification for identity authentication.

For more information and assistance, the Ministry of Home Affairs has established a support help desk reachable via email at [email protected].

The FTI-TTP marks a significant step towards modernizing travel experiences and underscores the government’s dedication to facilitating smoother journeys for all eligible travellers.