British High Commissioner to India says UK on track to process visa applications within 15 days – UKMALAYALEE

British High Commissioner to India says UK on track to process visa applications within 15 days

Wednesday 19 October 2022 6:30 AM UTC

NEW DELHI Oct 19: British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis on Tuesday said that they are on track to get back to processing India to UK visa applications within our standard of 15 days.

With an unprecedented surge in travel demand post pandemic, UK, like many other countries, has been grappling with immigration backlogs- forcing thousands of students, workers and tourists to reschedule their travel.

“We are on track to get back to processing India to Great Britain #visa applications within our standard of 15 days,” tweeted British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis.

“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 focussing on visitor visas to get them back within 15 days,” said the British High Commissioner.

Ellis 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.

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