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A UK visa is just five steps away
UK Visas & Immigration launch new video aimed at first time visitors to the UK.
In order to reassure first time visitors to the UK that the visa process is straightforward, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has launched a new video to explain each step of the process - from filling out the form online, giving fingerprints at the Visa Application Centre to receiving the visa.
The number of Indian visitors coming to the UK is at a high: the latest visa statistics show a 15% increase of visit visas issued year on year. In the year ending June 2015 over 355,000 visit visas were issued to Indian nationals and 91% of all Indian nationals who applied for a UK visa received one.
British High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan KCMG said:
Our visa system is designed to make it as straightforward as possible for customers to apply for their visas. This video is another example of the improvements we are making to the visa service to make it quicker and easier for Indian visitors to apply for a UK visa.
Indian visitors will receive a warm welcome in the UK and we want to see the numbers continue to grow. Not only do Indian visitors benefit our economy (last year they spent £444 million in the UK) they take back to India good memories of the UK, which benefits the wider relationship between our two countries.
Video: Are you thinking of travelling to the UK?
For more information please contact:
Stuart Adam, Head,
Press and Communications
British High Commission, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021
Tel: 44192100; Fax: 24192411
Mail to: Natasha Woollcombe