Government has extended the Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) project for six months beyond 31.03.2017, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
Under the Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) project Government is maintaining database of arrival/departure and visa details of all foreigners visiting India, stated Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in reply to a Rajya Sabha question.
Rijiju added that a Unique Case File (UCF) is created for each of the Indian Visa applicants and all the details are clubbed. So far about 2.70 crore UCF has been created. The UCF data is useful in getting details that may be needed in specific cases.
The IVFRT project approved in 2010 and implemented in 2011 has so far covered 163 Indian Mission, 674 FROs/Districts, 87 Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) and 21 State Home Departments.