India To Allow E-Visas To UK Nationals Again

India allows re-issuance of e-visas for UK citizens

India is set to resume e-visa service for UK citizens.

Just before the upcoming winter break, India is set to resume e-visa services for UK citizens for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020. Website visas will be ready in the near future so that applicants can apply for their visas the same, the Indian High Commissioner in London announced.

It should be noted that the service was restored to practically all countries earlier this year, with the exception of a few, notably the UK and Canada.

In a video posted on Twitter by the Indian High Commissioner to London, UK High Commissioner Vikram K Doraiswami said: “We are rolling out e-visa again and the service will be available to you shortly. i. and all our other services including visa at your doorstep are still available to you.We wish a good winter in which everyone gets to celebrate their festival in India, the land of of the festival.”

The video’s caption reads: “The @HCI_London team is delighted to confirm that the e-Visa facility will again be available to UK nationals traveling to India. A system upgrade is underway and The visa website will soon be ready to accept applications from friends in the UK.”

In recent months, there has been a growing backlog for Indian visas as applicants complain about the lack of open appointments and the long processing times.

Also read: New UK-India visa scheme hailed by industry, student group

Earlier, it was reported that many Britons had to cancel or postpone their holiday plans to India after visa agents in the UK were informed that they were unable to apply for a tourist visa on their behalf. applicant anymore.

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