Noting that India was a crucial trade partner for the United Kingdom following the latter’s departure from the EU (European Union), Britain announced on 7 October a seamless visa scheme for businesspersons from India, allowing them quicker passage through its airports.
Narendra Modi, Indian PM, asked Theresa May, the British PM, that greater mobility be provided to Indian students and researchers and visa regime should be eased for the citizens of this South Asian country.
At the India-UK Tech Summit, conducted by the CII (Confederation of India Industry), in New Delhi, Theresa May was quoted by the Press Trust of India as saying that they would offer to citizens of any country requiring visas to enter the UK a scheme known as the ‘Registered Traveller.’ In other words, business houses now need to fill fewer forms, besides they can also access the EU- European Economic Area (EEA) passport control and quicker passage through airports in Britain. She added that this would throw open more opportunities to the UK and India and also send a message that Britain’s doors are always open for Indian businesses.
May said it was important to facilitate travel between both the countries so that businesses operate more easily. That was the reason she made visa processes much easier for Indians when she was the Home Secretary, she said.
According to May, one of the best UK visa services in the world are available in India as there are more application centres here than in any other nation. It is also the only place where it is possible to get a British visa the same day when an application is made.
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