Union Ministry Declares New Category of Visa for Afghans

The Union Home Ministry announced a new category of visas to fast-track Afghans who want to come to India due to the current situation in Afghanistan. The decision came two days after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan. “The MHA will review visa requirements amid of the current situation in Afghanistan. A new visa category called ”e-Emergency X-Misc Visa” has launched to fast-track visa applications for entry in India,” a home ministry spokesperson stated.

Thousands of Afghans hurried to Kabul airport on Monday; at least seven people died, including some who fell from a departing American military jet, US officials said. The crowds rushed to the airport just after the Taliban enforced their rule in the capital. The Taliban’s rapid victory of Kabul happened after the US withdrawal of troops after 20 years of war.

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