Do you want to know, what exactly you have to fill for the “visible identification marks” field on the Indian Visa application form? Here you can find the information on it. This is part of the series on, ‘Indian Visa Application Form Guide’. So you can also check other articles on the series.
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What does Visible identification marks mean?
A visible identification mark can be a mole, scar, tattoo, birthmark or any other permanent mark on your body which can be seen without removing the clothes. It is also acceptable to mention the unusual body parts like an extra sixth finger.
Why does the Indian Government require the visible mark on your body?
In case, you are involving in an accident on your trip to India (It won’t happen, sorry for the example. Indian traffic is worse especially in metro cities and so you have to be careful in the highways, check here the Cultural shocks that tourist must ready to face in Asia). A dead body can be identified by comparing its DNA with the DNA of its blood relative. But the procedure will take time, the Indian authorities want something to identify initially.
Identification mark on the body example
The visible identification mark can be any permanent mark on your body which is visible without undressing. But the first preference has to be given to the face, neck. If you don’t have any permanent mark on your face or neck then you can specify marks from other parts of the body. Below you can see the example of how to fill the ‘visible identification marks’ field on the Indian Visa application form.
If you have a ‘mole on your forehead’ then fill in the field like in the example given below:
If you have a ‘Birthmark on your neck and a tattoo on your arm’ then fill in the field like in the example given below:
Is it ‘OK’ to type ‘None’ if I don’t have any visible identification mark?
We advise you to mention one of the visible identification marks, somehow. Since in some cases, the Visa has rejected for mentioning ‘None’ on the ‘Visible identification marks*’ field (Check here the Reasons for rejecting Indian Visa). If this article has helped you then please ‘Google +’ this page or share on social networking sites.