The UK is on observe to get again to processing Indian visa purposes inside its customary 15-day interval, stated Alex Ellis, the British Excessive Commissioner to India.
“Namaste, fast replace on visas. As the mix of an unprecedented surge in demand for journey from India to the UK mixed with the results of COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, meant that our visa processing bought nicely exterior of a 15-day working customary,” Mr Ellis stated in a video message.
The Excessive Commissioner underscored that they’re now “getting again on observe” and handled a fantastic surge in demand for scholar visas, which is 89% up on final yr.
We’re on observe to get again to processing 🇮🇳 to 🇬🇧 #visa purposes inside our customary of 15 days.
👉 Pupil numbers ⬆️ by 89% since final yr.
👉 Expert staff visas deliver processed quicker
👉 Deal with bettering customer visa processing instances.
A great distance come, extra to go. pic.twitter.com/cjX26mRxs8
— Alex Ellis (@AlexWEllis) October 18, 2022
“We’re turning proper off expert employee visas very quick. And now we’re specializing in customer visas to get them again inside 15 days. We’re doing that by way of a collective effort of our groups in Delhi, within the UK and all around the world. And I am glad to say I believe we’re now on observe,” he stated.
He urged folks to use early – which will be as early as three months upfront.
“And do not forget we have good availability in our visa software centres as nicely. You’ll be able to assist by making use of early. You’ll be able to apply three months upfront. You need to use totally different providers, together with the precedence visa service and the tremendous precedence visa service you probably have a selected urgency,” he stated, signing off the video.