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e-Visa Services Finally Restored for British Nationals!!
On December 5, 2022, the High Commission of India in London announced that the e-Visa facility will be restored for the UK nationals travelling to India. The Indian High Commissioner, Vikram K Doraiswami in his official announcement has confirmed this (see https://www.facebook.com/IndiaInUK/videos).
For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak, India has resumed the e-Visa facility for the UK nationals for whom the lack of e-Visas and the backlogged visa application appointments have been huge impediments.
The United Kingdom has been reinstated on the list on countries eligible for e-Visas on the India e-Visa portal at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html.
The reinstatement of e-Visas is a significant step forward in eliminating barriers for the UK nationals wishing to visit India for tourism and/or business. This in turn will also help strengthen the Indo-UK relationships and the tourism industry.