Airlines asked not to check-in Indian passengers traveling to China on Stapled Visas

Jan 02

DGCA circular to Airlines:

Official Text:

CIRCULAR

Ministry of Civil Aviation vide their letter No.AV.12012/5/2001-A(Vol.III) dated 29th December, 2009 has informed that Indian citizens travelling to Hongkong and China are being issued visa by concerned authorities on separate piece of paper stapled to the passport. Such stapled paper visas are not valid for travel out of India. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has directed that such passengers holding stapled paper visa shall not be checked-in for travel out of India. All airlines checking-in passengers out of Indian airports to China and Hongkong, are to ensure that they do not check-in any passenger who has stapled Chinese visa on his/her passport.

2. The responsibility of the checking-in such passengers who are travelling to any Chinese city on a stapled paper visas either directly or via Hongkong rests solely with airlines concerned and they shall ensure that they do not check-in any passenger who has stapled Chinese visa on his/her passport.

3. This is for strict compliance of all airlines.
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