The Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) at Nedumbassery is soon introducing a foreigner’s facilitation centre that will come up near the airport. CIAL is one of the most prominent airports of India and it is the fourth largest in terms of international passenger traffic in the country. Foreigner touching down Kochi will have to register their information with local Police at this facilitation centre. This step is taken in order to provide a hassle free visit for the tourists and travellers coming to Kerala. The facilitation centre will be set up adjacent to the Nedumbassery Police station and will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore.
All travellers coming on a visa of more than 180 days will be able to register their details at this centre instead of the rural SP or the City Police Comissioner. Once this facilitation centre opens, there will be the advantage of completing the formalities right after arrivals at the airport. The rural SP will be the in-charge of this facilitation centre.