Organisation : Bureau of Immigration
Facility : Advanced Passenger Information System
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Details : http://www.statusin.in/uploads/22229-APISGuidelines.pdf
Home Page : http://boi.gov.in/
** APIS India system has been implemented with effect from 01/04/2008 as per Government of India (GOI) Gazette Notification dated 24.1.2008.
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** It is mandatory for all the Airlines to become APIS compliant forthwith.
** However, a period of three months has been provided to facilitate the Airlines for stabilization.
** The status of compliance with APIS is being monitored.
2. It is mandatory to send information in the specified file format to APIS Server Room, Bureau of Immigration, Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), Delhi.
The carrier(s) have following option to send APIS Data:
i. In US/UN EDIFACT Type-B message at Type-B address at APIS Server Room, Bureau of Immigration, IGIA Delhi.
ii. Appoint a service provider for their convenience to convert APIS data from US/UN EDIFACT Type-B message into the specified flat file format. The detailed flat file format in which the information is to be provided is given below. The service provider will have to establish an appropriate link with the APIS Server Room, Bureau of Immigration, IGIA, Delhi, to provide APIS data in flat file.
iii. The carrier(s) that desires to send the data directly to the APIS Server Room, Bureau of Immigration, IGIA, Delhi, will be assigned one physical Ethernet port for connecting their local system to transmit the APIS data as per the specified format to APIS Server Room, Bureau of Immigration, IGIA, Delhi.
3. Flat File Naming Convention :
The file name will be as below:-
080401 6 digit schedule Arrival date in YYMMDD format
P/C P for PAX and C for Crew
JFK Departure Airport Code (Last Leg port)
DEL 3 character destination airport code (DEL=Delhi)
BY 2/3 digit IATA carrier code
161 3/4 digit IATA flight number
.api File extension
# The passport number is not mandatory for some countries viz. Nepal, Bhutan and in those cases ‘O’ (Other) value will be provided in document type and Document number will be ‘0’ (Zero).
** Each data element will be separated by ‘ | ‘ (pipe line) in the record (Total 53 no. of ‘|’ will be there in the each record)
** In case of value not available for a specific data element, null value (not space) will be given.
** Each record for PAX will be in a single line, no line separator is required.
Example of a file for PAX only :
B Y | 1 6 1 | 2 0 0 8 0 4 0 1 | 1 0 1 0 | | | 2 0 0 8 0 4 0 2 | 0 7 4 5 | L H R | D E L | 0 | 1 6 0 | H K 2 5 6 L | 2 0 | D | P A X | P | A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | 1 0 0 4 0 1 | G B R | J O H N D S O N | 7 5 0 5 0 6 | G B R | M | J F K | D E L | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | J M A R T I N | 9 1 1 1 2 7 4 6 8 8 2 3 | | |
4. The data file should be sent only from the last non-India airport before the flight arrives in India. Separate file for Crew and PAX for each flight needs to be sent to APIS Server Room, Bureau of Immigration, IGIA, Delhi.
5. The destination airport and contact point for implementation of APIS is APIS Server Room, Bureau of Immigration, IGIA, Delhi.