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Post: #1
Hi
I am considering booking the Spirit of India tour for April 2016. I am aware that there has been a recent problem regarding Indian Visas requiring Biometric data. Can you tell me what the latest information is, as you understand it.
Will Just You be helping in this respect, or is it left entirely up to the individual?

Thank you
Graham Williams
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Post: #2
Hi Graham,

Unfortunately the process is quite complicated & processes are changing from week to week. Currently, we are advising customers 3 months before departure whether we can still process their Indian visas.

I hope this helps, and I apologise for the complications regarding the visa. We are positive in the next couple of months the process will become more simplified as the authorities are keen to implement the e-visa for the forthcoming Indian season.

Kindest Regards,
Monty
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Post: #3
Hi Graham

I am doing trip to Kerala in September. I obtained my own visa and found the process quite straightforward. The Indian government have not yet introduced biometric data collection and I simply completed online application form and took it to visa centre in Glasgow. I received passport with visa inserted the following week.

As Monty says the situation may be different come 2016 but hopefully it will still be relatively straightforward.

Lesley
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Post: #4
Thank you Monty. Can this information be distributed when / if this happens.

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Graham W
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Post: #5
Hi Graham,

We have been advised the official announcement re the e-visa facility is expected any day, but to be honest this has been the case for over a month now! I will ensure that a member of the Just You team will keep our customers informed.

Kindest regards,
Monty
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Post: #6
Thank you for your information Lesley. I hope you enjoy your trip. Thumbs Up
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Post: #7
(29/07/2015, 04:12 PM)lesley07 Wrote: Hi Graham

I am doing trip to Kerala in September. I obtained my own visa and found the process quite straightforward. The Indian government have not yet introduced biometric data collection and I simply completed online application form and took it to visa centre in Glasgow. I received passport with visa inserted the following week.

As Monty says the situation may be different come 2016 but hopefully it will still be relatively straightforward.

Lesley

Hi Lesley
Did you do your visa by post, or in person, the Indian Visa website is not the easiest read, well not at 02:00am.
Alex
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Post: #8
Hi Alex

I eventually worked my way around the visa site. I completed the application form online, printed off a copy and then requested an appointment to deliver the form to the local visa centre. I live about 15 miles away from Glasgow and can take an express bus to the city.

I handed in form, my passport and photos, paid the fee and passport was returned to me about ten days later. I also saved £45 doing it myself!!

Hope this helps

Lesley
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Post: #9
Hi Monty/Alex

Have just checked the Indian High Commission website and it appears that e-visas are available to UK passport holders from 15th August. Might be worth checking out.

Lesley
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Post: #10
Hi Alex

Indian High Commissioner has backed off and biometric data collection is no longer required. The only thing that has changed is they have outsourced their Visa applications and there are quite a few centres dotted around the country. The company is called VF Services (UK) Ltd. I googled 'India Visa' today and got all the information there. You fill in an online form, submit it and book an appointment online as well. There are choices of dates and times. You print out the form and the appointment confirmation letter to take with you along with your passport, photos and payment. I have booked an appointment for 23 September and will let you know how I got on. I was planning to go to the Indian High Commission offices in Aldwych, London as Visas were issued from there before. You do have to pay a fee of £7.44 to VFS on top of the Visa fee of £82.00.

Jaya
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