In India

Important Information

  • Diwali Closure (October 2017) – view details
  • UK Visas and Immigration offers temporary visa application service in Trivandrum on 28 October 2017– view details
  • Regulations were laid in Parliament today, Thursday 7 September, which set out a change to the immigration and nationality fees. The main change is the introduction of a new Home Office exchange rate policy for immigration applications.
  • Arrangement for Point Centre Based System Tier 2 and Tier 4 applicants applicable to submissions within India (Effective 07 August 2017) – view details
  • From 1 June how you contact UKVI is changing. Further details can be found here
  • NON-EEA NATIONAL FAMILY APPLICATIONS

    Following a Supreme Court judgment in February the Home Office paused decision-making on some family applications. In particular, those failing to meet the minimum income threshold for British citizens sponsoring a non-EEA partner and non-EEA children.

    The Immigration Rules will be changed on 10 August to reflect this ruling. Applications which were paused will be considered from that date.

    If you have an enquiry about your application, please contact UK Visas and Immigration.

  • Scanning process for supporting documents - A scanning process for supporting documents in all Indian visa application centres has been introduced for the following categories: Tier 1,5 and Family members of European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals. Before you visit the Visa Application Centre please click here to view the details.
  • Scanning process for settlement supporting documents - A scanning process for settlement supporting documents in all Indian visa application centres has been introduced. This will affect where you need to send your supporting documents.
    Before you visit the Visa Application Centre please click here to view the details.
  • New visit visa application form, Access UK, now available in local languages - view details
  • Changes to the Jalandhar Visa Application Centre services  - read details here
  • Overseas Domestic Worker – Information Sheet please read details
  • Read the UK government’s advice on avoiding visa fraud.
  • Fraudulent job offers – be aware of criminals claiming to be VFS Global agents and follow our guidelines