UK High Commissioner says Indian visas back on track
British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis said that they are on track to get back to processing India to UK visa applications within our standard of 15 days.
"We are on track to get back to processing India to Great Britain #visa applications within our standard of 15 days," tweeted Ellis.
He said that Indian student numbers are up by 89 per cent since last year and skilled workers' visas bring processed faster with a focus on improving visitor visa processing times.
"The good news is we are now getting back on track. We have dealt with an unprecedented surge in demand for student visas, 89 per cent up last year. We are turning right off skilled worker visas very fast. And now we are focusing on visitor visas to get them back within 15 days," said the British High Commissioner.
Notably, the combination of an unprecedented surge in demand for travel from India to the UK, combined with the effects of COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, meant that UK visa processing got well outside of a 15-day working standard.
Ellis also said that the UK had good availability in visa application centres and urged applicants to apply for visas earlier.
He also advised the applicants to provide the information as requested.