Apologies if this has been covered before but heard today a friend of mine travelling to Goa in December has had her visa refused at the moment as she is a serving police officer.
Handed the papers over the counter in Birmingham and was told she wouldnt be given a visa unless she had an accompanying letter from her manager (Sergeant or above) stating she was going on holiday and not to work in Goa.
After a telephone call to the consulate she was informed that this had been introduced six months ago and any person from;
Local Government (including police)
Press and Media
would need a letter. When challenged that this wasnt stated anywhere she received an apology from the consulate which was not that helpful considering she had queued for four hours prior to being refused. Hopefully this will get sorted once she has the letter but has obviously caused frustration so thought I would post it for anyone who was unaware.