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India reinstate e-visa process for British travellers

British travellers to India will now be able to make holiday and business visits without attending an in-person appointment at a visa centre.

The UK was left off a list of eligible countries when e-visas applications were reopened in 2021 following the Covid-19 crisis.

In a video tweeted by the High Commission of India in London, Vikram K Doraiswami (see below) the High Commissioner to the UK said, “We are rolling out e-visas once again and this service will be made available to you forthwith. (Dates will be announced shortly). That should enable friends from the UK far more easily to India. So welcome back, e-visas are up ahead and all of our other services including visa at your doorstep remain available to you. We look forward to a good winter season in which everyone gets to celebrate their festivals in India which is the land of festivals.”

Applying for an e-visa is a much simpler process without the need for an in-person appointment – the website for Indian visas, 164 countries are now shown as eligible for e-visa applications including the UK.