India is set to resume its e-visa facility for British passport holders, allowing them to enter the country without a traditional visa. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the e-visa service to India was discontinued in March 2020. The service was restored last year for virtually all nations except for a few, notably the United Kingdom and Canada.
The Indian High Commission to the United Kingdom confirmed the news on Twitter, saying that UK citizens can apply for e-visas once again for travel to India.
Vikram K Doraiswami, the Indian High Commissioner in the UK, said in a video message on Twitter that India is once again rolling out e-visas for UK citizens. It will enable friends in the United Kingdom to travel to India more easily.
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Further, he said an upgrade is currently underway, and the visa website will soon be ready for applications from the United Kingdom.
What is e-visa?
The e-Visa is a digital form of the standard visa, which makes it easier and more convenient for travellers to apply for and receive a visa to India.
It is especially valuable for travellers looking to book a last-minute trip or unable to access the standard visa application process. It eliminates the need for a physical appointment at an embassy or consulate and simplifies the visa application process. The e-Visa also allows travellers to stay in India for up to 60 days, which gives them plenty of time to explore the country.
A welcome news for UK travellers
The news that India is resuming its e-visa facility for British passport holders is a welcome development. It will allow British visitors to apply for visas online rather than go through the process of applying for a physical visa in person. It is excellent news for people planning to travel to India, as it will make getting a visa much easier and more convenient.
The e-visa for India is one of the fastest and easiest ways to visit the country. Recent months have seen a growing backlog for Indian visas due to a lack of open appointments and lengthy processing times. There were reports earlier that many Britons had to cancel or postpone their India holiday plans due to delays in getting a visa for India.