In yet another move to ease travel between India and the United Kingdom, Indians travelling to Britain and other parts of the UK will now get their UK visas within 15 days, as confirmed by the British High Commissioner to India.
On December 16, British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis took to Twitter to announce this news via a video message. He also congratulated the visa teams around the world for their great work. As Rishi Sunak took over the chair of Prime Minister of UK, it was expected that diplomatic relations between India and the UK would improve. Over the last few weeks, both the countries have taken measures to make visa issues easier for applicants.
Indians to get UK visas in 15 days
In his Twitter message, Alex Ellis announced, “Good news for those travelling from India to UK- visit visas now within standard time of 15 working days (with a small number of trickier cases taking longer). Great work by the visa teams across the world.”
Good news for those travelling from 🇮🇳 to 🇬🇧 – visit visas now within standard time of 15 working days (with a small number of trickier cases taking longer).
Great work by the visa teams across the world. pic.twitter.com/Lnu1PiNDw4
— Alex Ellis (@AlexWEllis) December 16, 2022
However, Ellis also added that in some cases which are extremely complex, it might take longer to process the visa applications. He maintained that this will only make it easier for people to move to India and the United Kingdom.
There are different types of UK visas that depend on several factors, like where you come from, why you want to go to the UK, how long you want to stay there, and your personal circumstances and skills.
If you are visiting family or friends, on vacation, business trip, or a short study course, you need to apply for a UK Standard Visitor visa, which is valid for up to six months. There is also an option for a priority visa, which has a turnaround time of five days.
Ellis also added, “Two months ago, I said that our aim was to get back to processing India to Great Britain visa applications within our standard time of 15 days by the end of this year. The good news is now, we have achieved that.”
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