During the ongoing lockdown, people’s general movements have been restricted — be it going to work, shopping or school. People across the world have also started using the video calling service to communicate with their friends, family and colleagues.

In contrast, the government of India also has a ePrisons service that allows family members to register themselves and book an appointment to visit someone who’s in prison due to some reason. The service also allows users to opt for a video conferencing, giving people the option to stay at home and talk to their relatives in Prison.

Here we have specified the step-by-step guide on how anyone can book an appointment using ePrisons portal for video conferencing.

Pre-requisites:

  • Google Chrome or Internet explorer web browser
  • Any valid government identity proof
  • Active email account

Steps to book an appointment

1.

Open https://eprisons.nic.in/public/MyVisitRegistration.aspx on your computer or smartphone

2.

Fill in the entire form with details like your name, address, ID proof, prisoner’s name, prison name to visit, etc

3.

Choose the Video Conferencing option, if available

4.

Click on Submit button and verify by entering the OTP received on your smartphone and email address provided during the registration process

5.

You will receive visit registration details on-screen.

6.

After this, you will receive a confirmation email containing the date and time of VC after authorities approval. The mail will also contain a URL.

7.

Click on the URL or copy and paste it into your browser to install the browser extension for video conferencing

8.

After the connection has been established, enter your name and Click on Join button

9.

Validate yourself by entering the PIN received via email (this PIN is only valid for the assigned date and time)

10.

Wait for the VC to join





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