Passenger Information System (APIS)
Gazette Notification dated 24.01.2008 amending the Foreigners Order, 1948 regarding implementation of APIS from 01.04.2008 has been issued. It has been decided to implement APIS Phase-I at 6 International Airports in the country viz. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Cochin from 1st April 2008. Implementation of APIS at other International Airports shall be taken up in due course.
per the Gazette Notification, country representative or station manager
of an airline, landing in India, shall provide the information in
prescribed format about the passengers on board and crew, in electronic
form, within 15 minutes of taking off of the aircraft from the port of
embarkation outside India, to the immigration authorities at the ports
of landing in India.
Airline Operators have to furnish the APIS information, in the
prescribed format, in a flat file at the destination airports to the
immigration authorities from 01.04.2008. It may be noted that
non-compliance with the APIS Gazette Notification would attract the
provisions of Section 14 of the
Foreigners Act, 1946.