Hi there. Has anyone had a visa done for a trip to india recently, and if so how long did it take for them to complete the applicartion. I have a holiday booked for India on the Tuesday 19th January. Im looking to go to the visa office on wednesday to submit my forms. On the site it said it takes min 2-3 days to authorize it. Thats plenty of time right. I've hard some stories about delayed visa's and its making me slighly paranoid. Thanks.
Hi, I will be visiting the vfs office on goswell road in london. After re-visiting the site today, they have a notice saying applications are taking longer due to high volumes, please allow min 15 days. My tickets are already booked, so im getting very worried now. Im going to have to go tomorow to submit my application, and hope for the best.
But what I did was download the visa application forms from the Indian High Commission site, fill them in and took them, personally, to their office in London.
It took the best part of the day... I queued at a window at the side of the building to get a ticket, joined a queue inside to have that processed and (I think) get another queue ticket to hand in the paperwork. Hung around for a couple of hours while the passport was processed and then joined a huge conglomerate at a small window to get my passport (and visa) back. OK, it took most of the day with train travel and inordinate hanging around at the High Commission... but I got it all done in 24 hours.
The hanging around, queues, waiting etc. proved to be very good practice for immigration when I got to India!
Btw, on the form it asks for place of issue (of passport). I've looked online and others have said they have put UKPA same as passport issued by and recieved their visa. Is this correct, or does anyone know what i should put in that.
I have just returned from the VFS office on Goswell Road. Lady on counter said my visa should be ready this wednesday which came as a relieft. I mentioned to her on the website it says min days is now 15, she just played it down and said dont worry. So i guess i be ok.