As per available information, figure of Long Term Visa granted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to Pakistan and Bangladesh nationals are available since 2011 and during the years 2011 to 2018, a total of 36610 and 236 Long Term Visa have been granted to Pakistan and Bangladesh nationals respectively. Policy regarding grant of Long Term Visa to Afghan nationals has come into effect w.e.f. 17.07.2017 and till date no LTV has been granted in respect of Afghan nationals.
During these years LTV applications have been processed both in offline and online mode and therefore State-wise data is not centrally available.
A statement of LTVs granted by MHA to Pakistan and Bangladesh nationals during these years is given below:
|Year||LTVs granted to Pakistan nationals||LTVs granted to Bangladesh nationals|
|2011 – 2014||14726||159|
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.