Has anyone heard if the tourist visa is maybe set to rise yet again
Just rumours !!
Lets hope so
I think you can expect a significant increase in the administration charge for visa applications with effect the date the new clearance company takes over operations for the processing of visa applications, as they will certainly have to implement increased charges to cover the new regional centres & machinery involved with the biometrics being recorded
That's exactly what I am thinking goahappydays.
Then you have to add in travel to the centre to get your visa. not all of us liv near to these places, we for instance live about 100 miles from London.My husband in his seventys and not used to driving in London , just will not do it, so Train and Taxi.( will cost another bomb) I wonder how much it will all add up to.
what date is that expected
What date is what expected?
fullpassport, no dates have been announced for the change in outsourcing company, offers to invite tenders were issued by the IHC in April its now a matter of wait and see, but with the requirement to open regional centres with lounge seated waiting rooms, biometric reading equipment and other measurers, (those costs to be recovered from applicants it will not be considered part of the visa fee), a price rise is expeceted. what percentage of an increase that will be would only be a guess, but we all know these measurers will not be cheap to implement and you the customer will have to pay.
My thoughts entirely goahappydays, plus the fact that the Indian Government is not paying the new visa agency anything so all the costs and their profit has to be obtained from the applicant!
Seems the indian goverment are handing the outsourcing company a license to print money all the new measures plus a possible drop in visa applications will add up to a tidy increase in the admin charge ?
I wonder if I've had my last visit to India/goa ?