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India Visa for United Kingdom Passport Holders

  • Business
  • Tourist
  • Student
  • Conference
  • Employment
  • Entry
  • Journalist


The applicant must provide Original undamaged passport that:

  • Must  with at least 6 months of remaining validity
  • With 2 blank visa pages facing each other
  • A photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate


The applicant must provide 2 passport sized (5cm x 5cm without borders) photograph that:

  • Is taken against a white background
  • Have been taken within the last 6 months
  • Show the applicant’s head and shoulders
  • Please do not use stapler when attaching the photograph to the application.

Visa Application Form

The applicant must provide a fully completed application form online, printed dated and signed. ​

Authorisation Letter

A letter of authorisation (Authorisation Letter) that includes a statement to allow the D&V to represent the visa application to the Indian Consulate/Visa Centre that:

  • Must include the applicant full name as it appears in their passport
  • person's name or the applicant's full name(nominee)Must leave space for D&V to insert their designated 
  • Must be dated and signed by applicant Original signature as it appears in their passport if applicable.

Clearance Letter

The applicant must provide evidance of the following clearance and approval letters as follows:

  • A copy of event clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (GoI).
  • Administrative approval of the Nodal Ministry, Government of India (GoI).
  • Political clearance from the M/O External Affairs, Government of India (GoI).
  • Clearance from the concerned State Government (s).

UK Supporting Letter

The UK employer must provide an Original UK Supporting Letter that:

  • Printed on a company letterhead
  • Addressed to The Indian High Commission in London
  • Includes the applicants full name 
  • Includes the reason for the applicants journey and name of organisations/company to be visited
  • Includes the number of entries required and the duration of the stay
  • Includes a statement of acceptance of financial responsibility for the visa applicant trip
  • Includes the signature of the applicant's supervisor or HR department representative

UK Supporting Letter Sample can be found on Order Application Package.

Letter of Invitation (LOI)

The applicant must provide a Letter of Invitation (LOI) from the company/sponsor that they will be visiting in India that:

  • Is printed on a company letterhead addressed to ''The Indian High Commission in London''
  • Includes the applicants name, position held within the company
  • Includes the reason for the applicants journey (i.e. business meetings, consultancy, etc) 
  • Includes the number of entries and the duration of the stay
  • Includes the signature of representative inviting the applicant or HR department 

Declaration Form

Applicants must fill place, date and sign this declaration form.

Visa Condition(s) for Indian National

For applicants whose previous nationality was Indian before acquiring foreign nationality they must provide: 

  • Copy of Surrender Certificate and Copy of the Cancelled Indian Passport (Self-Attested) OR
  • lf travelled to India before, please provide your previous Passport with Indian Visa.

NON -UK Passport or Originating from Pakistan, Afghanistan

Applicants holding a NON -UK Passport or Originating from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or China
will require to provide additional documents 

Visa Conditions

Same Day or Express  service is available for applicants required to travel urgently for business reasons ONLY. Applicants may choose any available appointment but we can submit at anytime no problem. 
Note: India VFS Global Centre accept applications on all working days (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) from 08:30 to 11:00 am ONLY
All original documents must be in
D&V office no later than 9.30m for Same Day Submission however, any applications arrives after that will be  submitted the following day - unless it's a public holiday. 

Processing time:

  • Same Day: Collection is between 18.00 to 19.00 pm which will pass delivery time via normal post unless its meet and greet service or delivery to London Airports.
  • Next Working Day: Delivery will only happen after 9.30 am the following day.
  • 3 Working Days:  Normal Delivery after collection.

All processing times are considered after the day of submission and unless its Same Day - Considering Appointment date being booked.

"Please note that the validity of visa starts from the date of issue and not from the date of travel" 

Applications in the following categories may take longer to be processed, when submitted in person at the centre:

  • Non-UK passport holders residing in the UK for less than two years. (Minimum 6-8 working days).
  • Where clearance from India is mandatory
  • Nationals or origin of Pakistan (up to 7-8 weeks)
  • Nationals of Sri Lanka, China, Bangladesh, Afghanistan & UK Travel documents.  (Minimum 15 working days)
  • Regular Cases may take a minimum of 3 to 5 working days.
  • In addition, if the High Commission or the Consulate General requires an applicant to attend an interview, D&V will contact the applicant and inform the date and time of the interview accordingly.

Please Note: That this list is not exhaustive and does not guarantee a visa. The High Commission of India or its Consulates reserve the right to ask for additional documents if required.


Start Order

Order online:

  • Complete D&V online order; by filling your personal details; choose your delivery options and make your payment.

Receive Confirmation:

  • You will then receive order confirmation via email along with visa application package please print the online order confirmation, fill visa application form print, date and sign.

Send your documents:

  • Mail us your original documents using reliable courier(s) such as Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed - Next Day Delivery.
  • By submitting this form you accept the D&V Terms and Conditions- Privacy Policy and declare that the information provided is correct. You grant authorisation to D&V to submit visa application(s) to embassies/consulate(s) of selected countries on your behalf.
India Visa Fees for United Kingdom Passport Holders
Entry Type Duration of Stay Processing time Consulate Fee (£) D&V Charges (£)
Multiple Entry Up to One Year 3 Working Days 190.68 175.00
Multiple Entry Up to One Year Same Day 323.68 175.00
Multiple Entry Up to One Year Next Working Day 323.68 175.00
Multiple Entry 2 to 5 Years 3 Working Days 520.68 175.00
Multiple Entry 2 to 5 Years Same Day 653.68 175.00
Multiple Entry 2 to 5 Years Next Working Day 653.68 175.00
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