Embassy launches passport home delivery service

Bahrain’s first passport home delivery service has been launched by the Indian Embassy. Consular, visa and passport services at the Indian Embassy have been outsourced to Octic International’s headquarters near the Kuwaiti building, Gudaibiya.

The office will serve as a collection centre for passport and consular services and operate from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm.

Applicants will be able to track their visa or passport status online through www.octicinternational.com and receive an SMS alert.

By paying a nominal fee, which has yet to be announced, case officers will be sent to collect passports from homes or labour camps and deliver them back.

An emergency midnight delivery service will also be available. The embassy will now only receive applications for passport and visa services for diplomats and top officials.

‘I think this a great initiative that would benefit Indians and overall improve efficiency of passport and visa services,’ said Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Nazar Al Baharna after touring the office.

He said with the support of Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) additional services could be provided for the Indian community.

Octic International general manager Fazal Ul Haq said there were plans to set up an LMRA counter at the Gudaibiya office.

Company officials also plan to open 12 Indian Passport and Visa Application Centres, including in Hamad Town, Riffa, Salmabad and Muharraq.

The cost for all passport services is 800 fils in addition to the normal fees fixed by Indian authorities.

No fee will be charged for collection and delivery of passports for people with special needs. Bahrainis who intend to apply for an Indian visa will have to pay BD7 in addition to visa fee.

6 thoughts on “Embassy launches passport home delivery service

  1. This is certainly a good step and an honorable move toward improving and facilatating services to indian expatriates. I hope others will follow soon .

  2. dear sir,

    i am living in Bahrain for the past 3 months now i want to go my country because my parents are calling me to come back to home due to this countries current situation .now my company is not allowing me to go back and my passport also with them.so tell me the procedure to what i have to do for that? or is there any way to go without my passport?or i have to wait till my 2 years contract finish?is there any legal action to take against the company

  3. hi dears we r come back in pakistan on 2nd march 2011 my visa valid 17desumber 2011 butt we not beack bahrain by oure sum family mater then clear my family issu that time my visa Expiare we call our compny send me my reneal visa paper he telling me my CR Expire that time to now it copny CR Expire now we Eply visa to other compny my paper to rejuckt
    my passport nomber KH136098 pakistani
    ameer ahmed

  4. Assalam alekum sir iam jakeer from india i have to submit my pass port and medical report to agent office until visa not receving we are. Electrician for air port project please give reply answer sir and thanks.

    • Dear client,
      can you provide us with more explanation about your issue?
      Or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      regards

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