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The Government of India has rolled out an online system for submission of the Long Term Visa (LTV) applications by the eligible Pakistani nationals and for its processing by various agencies. At present, such applications were accepted through a manual system.This decision has been taken by the Government of India to show the concern over the minority communities in Pakistan who come to India with the intention to settle permanently and has been constantly taking steps to streamline the procedures to facilitate their stay in India.

Pakistani nationals eligible for LTV can now submit the applications online by logging in the URL indianfrro.gov.in/frro. The new system will enable the applicants to monitor and track their applications and will also help in their speedy disposal. While the manual system of submission of LTV applications will continue along with the online system for a period of 3 months, with effect from 1st August 2015, all applications for LTV will be received and processed only on the online mode. The State Governments/ UT Administrations have been advised to give wide publicity to the new online system for submission of LTV applications.