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Fresh registration required for repatriation of stranded Indian nationals and OCI card holders from South Africa to India through Vande Bharat Mission and Non scheduled commercial flights

Posted on: July 14, 2020 | Back | Print


A new list of Indian nationals stranded in South Africa and Lesotho and certain categories of foreign nationals, including Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders, who are desirous of traveling to India are being compiled as part of Vande Bharat Mission, the ongoing repatriation exercise by Government of India. Those who have registered earlier are requested to register themselves again.

2. The following eligibility criteria are to be considered while applying:

a) Indian Nationals: Priority will be given to compelling cases, including migrant workers/ laborers who have been laid off, persons with expired visas, persons with medical emergency/ pregnant women/ elderly, those required to return to India due to death of a family member and students.

b) Foreign Nationals, including Overseas Citizen of India(OCI) card holders: As per ADVISORY: TRAVEL AND VISA RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 Vide MHA O.M. No. 25022/24/2020-F.V/F.I(Pt.) dated 29.06.2020 which may be seen at https://boi.gov.in/content/advisory-travel-and-visa-restrictions-related-covid-19-1

3. The following conditions have been laid down for travel on the flights:

  1. The airfare will have to be borne by the individual.
  2. All travelers must undergo mandatory institutional quarantine at port of arrival at own cost and passengers cannot take domestic flights without completing the mandatory period of quarantine in port of arrival.
  3. Only for compelling and exceptional reasons such as human distress, pregnancy, death in the family, serious illness and parent(s) accompanied by children below 10 years, as assessed by receiving states, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days.
  4. All travelers are required to give an Undertaking which is enclosed.
  5. Only asymptomatic travelers will be allowed to travel.
  6. Installing AarogyaSetu app on arrival in India is mandatory.

4. Interested eligible persons are requested to provide requisite details in the enclosed format and the undertaking, to the High Commission of India / Indian Consulates as per the jurisdiction mentioned below.

High Commission of India, Pretoria (Residents in Pretoria region only): -
Email: admin.pretoria@mea.gov.in
Cell: +27 832761305

Consulate General of India, Johannesburg (Residents in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West province): -
Email: vccons.jburg@mea.gov.in
Cell: +27 663036144, +27 716764230

Consulate General of India, Durban (Residents in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Free State):-
Email: visa.durban@mea.gov.in
Cell: +27 648800086, +27 847807387

Consulate General of India, Cape Town (residents in Western Cape and Northern Cape):-
Email: admn.capetown@mea.gov.in
Cell: +27 832976177, +27 627141526, +91 8950363736(WhatsApp)

5. Interested eligible persons are advised to keep track of further announcements on the High Commission/Consulate websites and social media.

Personal Particulars form 13.07.2020

Undertaking form 13.07.2020


Pretoria 13 July 2020