Immigration counters at New Delhi IGI airport. Picture courtesy Wikipedia.
Immigration counters at New Delhi IGI airport. Picture courtesy Wikipedia.

India and Australia remove immigration departure cards from July 1

Purely as a coincidence, India and Australia will both remove the immigration departure cards effective July 1.

India used to require its citizens to fill up the card for all international departures. Foreign citizens were exempt. In case of Australia all passengers had to fill up the card.

The India requirement for foreigners, including Persons of India Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), to fill up an immigration international arrival card will still continue, as will that of all arrivals in to Australia.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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