RCUK India cannot provide visa advice or influence the decision or the speed of processing of a visa application.
We strongly advise you to carefully read all the information on the relevant websites before you apply for a visa.
However the information on UK and Indian visas below should provide some initial assistance.
RCUK India can provide a support letter for your visa application (for travel to the UK or India); only if you are an RCUK grant holder or the Indian partner of a co-funded RCUK-India project.
If you require a support letter please write to us as early as possible at email@example.com with the following details and include the RCUK grant reference number in all correspondence.
We can only provide letters of support to confirm your RCUK funding (or that of your UK partner); we cannot issue invitation letters unless we are arranging the event or visit.
Letters of support can also be provided by your host institution or the organisation you are visiting in the UK or India.
All information you require is available on the VFS website. VFS are the commercial partner for the Indian High Commission in the UK.
Standard processing time
Processing times vary from application to application. It is recommended to only confirm travel plans once you have obtained your visa. Read more
Making an application
Applicants may submit their visa applications either in person or by post but everyone must fill the online form and submit the printed application form along with the required documents
Applications submitted via post are sent to the centralised postal application centre. Please check that your photograph meets the specifications for Indian visas here.
Visa fee and documents
Read more for information on visa fees, documents needed and other information.
Please contact VFS for more detailed advice.