Government has adopted "Say No To Departure Card" attitude in air but travelers adopting land, bus, train or water route still have to submit it in mandatory manner, Flight boarding made hassle free from 01 July, Abroad going flyers are happy
Ministry of Home has ordered “It has been decided to discontinue the practice of filling up of the departure card by Indians at all international airports with effect from July 1, 2017” which clearly indicate Mandatory Status has been called off.
What is Departure Card? It is a form filled during foreign journey from India at the immigration check posts. Indian travelling abroad are still have to fill mandatory embarkation card in other than air travel routes.
Bureau of Immigration used to impose mandatory filing of Departure Card for air passengers leaving India which unnecessarily is time consuming task and prone to attract filing error in airport as people are anxious due to abroad travel stress.
The mandatory need of arrival card has already been terminated few years back.