British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh
We are responsible for aspects of the relationship between the United Kingdom and Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan & Union Territory of Chandigarh.
We work to build a stronger, wider, deeper relationship between the UK and Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan & Union Territory of Chandigarh. The UK-India relationship is founded on a broad range of mutual interests. We work closely together on issues as diverse as education and research, energy security and climate change, security and political issues. We share the core values of democracy, pluralism and tolerance. Enhancing our links will generate more jobs, growth and security for our two nations.
This Deputy High Commission does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.
India is a growing global power and an important partner for the UK. We recognise that a lot of decision making – political, economic and commercial – happens at state level. We are working to strengthen our contacts and enhance cooperation with state governments, local politicians, academics, civil society, media etc.
Prosperity, Trade & Investment
Our work on prosperity is a cross-cutting effort to help ensure coherent engagement with India on issues like research, science and innovation, healthcare, education and skills. We seek to help British companies to do business in India, identifying opportunities and providing practical advice and support. And we offer professional, authoritative and personalised assistance to help companies in India locate and expand in the UK.
Energy & Climate Growth
We are working to support local efforts to tackle dangerous climate change and mitigate its effects, including through the promotion of clean technologies, low-carbon energy sources and sustainable development, as well as awareness raising.
Support for wider UK priorities
We support the work of colleagues from other parts of the British High Commission network on a wide range of issues, including on migration, major consular issues and contingency planning.
The Deputy High Commission has no involvement in the visa process and is not able to accept visa applications or to intervene in the consideration of applications. Neither are we able to provide public consular services; these are provided through the British High Commission in Delhi.