India will resume e-Visa facility for UK citizens after 2 years

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India will resume e-Visa facility for UK citizens after 2 years

The Indian High commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Vikram K Doraiswami has announced on 5 December 2022 that India will shortly resume the e-Visa facility for UK citizens travelling to India.

The e visa facility was suspended in March 2020 due to the outbreak of covid.

What is E-Visa?

According to the Ministry of External Affairs the e-Visa is granted to a foreigner whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, attending a short term yoga programme, medical treatment including treatment under Indian systems of medicine and business purpose and no other purpose/ activity.

Earlier in August, UK Immigration Statistics said that Indian nationals were issued the largest number of UK study, work and visitor visas. India has now overtaken China as the largest nationality being issued sponsored study visas in the UK.

United Kingdom 

It is an empire consisting of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Great Britain consists of England, Wales and Scotland.

Head of State: King Charles III

Prime Minister: Rishi Sunak

Currency: Pound Sterling 

Capital: London

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