Aug 08 2016

Applicants for Indian Visas at High Commission of London Must Appear In Person

India, United Kingdom

United Kingdom/India

Applicants for several categories of Indian visas in London will have to attend a mandatory biometrics appointment on or after August 19, 2016, with a few limited exceptions, according to an announcement by the High Commission of India. 

Applicants for the below categories will be subject to a personal appearance:

• Employment Visa;
• Journalist Visa;
• Research Visa;
• Student Visa;
• Visit Visa (applicable to Pakistani nationals only);
• Project Visa; and
• Missionary Visa.

Applicants under 12 and over 70 years old and those with poor or no fingerprints will be exempt from the personal appearance requirement.

What This Means for Foreign Nationals

Affected applicants should contact their Fragomen immigration professional to schedule a biometrics appointment.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to  and

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