On-arrival visa for foreign poll observers

DHAKA: The Election Commission (EC) has directed the home and foreign affairs ministries to ease the visa issuing process and ensure proper security for the foreign observers coming here for the national elections.

EC announced a set of directions in this regard, at a meeting Sunday (Nov 25).

Sources from the meeting told banglanews that orders have been made to issue on-arrival visa for some of the observers while the others have to issue it from the embassies.

Decision has been taken to validate the visas for 21 to 30 days.

Besides, installing help desks at the airport and fast service of police release also have been asked.

The information ministry has been directed to open special information cell to assist the journalists from foreign media.  banglanews24.com

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