India restores e-visa facility for British passport holders

Posted by Team on: Dec 8, 2022

India is prepared to restart offering electronic visas to bearers of British passports. According to the most recent news sources, a few countries, notably the United Kingdom and Canada, did not have this service.

This information was confirmed by the Indian High Commission in the UK through Twitter, which also stated that UK citizens travelling to India will once again be allowed to use the e-visa option.

Vikram K. Doraiswami, the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, announced that e-visas are once again being issued, which should make it much easier for friends from the UK to visit India. He continued by saying that the system upgrade was already in progress and that the visa website would soon be open and accepting applications from friends in the UK.

According to sources, the United Kingdom is now one of the 164 nations listed on the official Indian e-visa website as having the e-visa option.

The exact date of the deployment is still uncertain as of this writing, but the Indian and British travel industries have both welcomed it.

One of the easiest ways to enter India is with an electronic visa, and applying for one is a rather straightforward process. Since Mr. Rishi Sunak became the first Prime Minister of the UK of Indian descent, there have been rumours that India will shortly reinstate e-visas for British passport holders.

According to sources, the COVID-19 outbreak led to the termination of the e-visa service for India. The government reintroduced e-visa to 156 nations last year, but for UK passport holders the said facilities were not returned for a variety of reasons.