Indian High Commission In London: The Indian High Commission in London has dismissed claims that they have changed their UK tourist visa rules at the last minute. The Indian High Commission said that British travelers coming to India are always required to apply to the VFS center in person. There is no change in the procedure for individual visa applications.
In fact, it was reported that the people of Britain were facing difficulties in getting tourist visa for India. British travelers have complained of not completing the visa process on time. To this, the Indian High Commission said that it has come to our notice that unauthorized agents are illegally charging fees and collecting visa applications for submission at VFS centres. They are misleading the applicants and misrepresenting those services. At present the matter is being investigated.
What did the Indian High Commission say?
The High Commission of India emphasizes that VFS Global Services provides the only authorized outsourcing service in the UK for passport/visa services related to India. The Indian High Commission said that it is trying to plug the gap in its services. Indeed, British holidaymakers, who have used agents to get their visas to India, are being forced to cancel their holidays. Because agents had received notices last week that all applicants would have to come personally to the VFS centers to submit visa applications.
people had complained
Apart from this, many British travelers complained about not getting visa slots on time. Many had paid hundreds of pounds to these agents to avoid traveling to VFS centers and would no longer be able to get a visa slot before their flight took off.
Travel Association will bid big financial loss
A spokesman for AITO – The Specialist Travel Association said that AITO operators have booked bookings of around £10 million, which are now at risk. The travel industry has long relied on visa agents as they save applicants from traveling across the UK to a visa center. The way to get a visa in person is very difficult.
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