• The Immigration work at Port Blair is being carried out by the A&N Police.
  • The Unit mainly deals with the Immigration of foreign tourists, who visit the A&N Islands.
  • It is mandatory that every foreign National must be in possession of a valid Passport and a valid Indian Visa.
  • Online Form ‘C’ Module under Immigration Visa Foreigner Registration & Tracking (IVFRT) project has been implemented. Systems have been installed at the Immigration office for receiving Form ‘C’ online. Also, foreigners can also make the online request for VISA extension, Registration and other Immigration work under IVFRT project.
  • The unit also deals with the immigration clearance of foreign tourists Vessels and Yacht.
  • Small vessels and yachts arriving the Andaman and Nicobar Islands either with or without prior intimation are permitted to anchor in the inner harbour near Chatham.
  • Port Management Board report arrival of such vessels to Customs and Immigration Officer.
  • Customs clearance and Immigration checks are done respectively. Forms, namely “Particulars of foreigners visiting Port Blair” and “Disembarkation Card” are required to be filled up by the tourists.
  • At the time of departure of the vessel, physical checking/boarding of yachts is done for confirmation that no unauthorized person is onboard the yacht.

Details of Foreign Tourists Visited A&N Islands

Year No. of Tourists arrived by Liner/Yachts No. of Tourists arrived by Flight / Ship No. of Tourists arrived by Non-Schedule/Chartered Flights Total No. of Tourists arrived
2012 3720 13802 20 17542
2013 2724 13777 07 16508
2014 4419 12769 52 17240
2015 3181 11466 27 14674
2016 2639 12822 06 15467
2017 645 14659 06 15310
2018 374 14805 11 15190
Up to 30th June, 2019 2233 7640 00 9873

Details of Foreign Tourists Vessel/Yacht Visited A&N Islands

Year No. of Luxury/Liner Tourists Vessel No. of Tourists Yachts No. of Non-Schedule/Chartered Flights Total
2012 09 68 05 82
2013 05 62 04 71
2014 07 63 15 85
2015 06 44 08 58
2016 08 37 04 49
2017 03 40 02 45
2018 02 42 20 64
Up to 30th June, 2019 06 25 00 31
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