The British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, made an important announcement regarding Indian visa applications today. Mr. Ellis said that the United Kingdom was on track to get back to processing Indian visas within its standard 15-day period.
• Indian visa applications will be processed within a 15-day working period
• Applicants can apply three months in advance for quick processing
• The demand for a student visa was 89% up on last year
What Did Mr. Ellis Say About Indian Visa Applications?
Mr. Ellis started a video message with Namaste and gave quick updates on visas. He said that the surge in demand for travel from India to the UK combined with the effects of COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine threw their 15-day working standard off the track.
The High Commissioner further underscored that they were then “getting back on track” and dealt with a great surge in demand for student visas, which was 89% up on the last year.
The UK was turning right off skilled worker visas very fast. They were focusing on visitor visas to get them back within 15 days. They were doing that through a collective effort of their teams in Delhi, in the UK, and all over the world, said Mr. Ellis.
In the conclusion, he reminded the visa applicants about good availability in their visa application centres as well. Applicants can help by applying early. They can apply three months in advance. They can use different services, including the priority visa service and the super priority visa service if they have a particular urgency.