Visa applications from New Delhi are on the rise, signaling a strong post-pandemic travel rebound, but with this experts expect wait times to surge and advise applying in advance.

Visa Volumes Up 10%, Almost Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels:

According to VFS Global, a leading visa processing service, 2023 saw a 10% year-on-year jump in visa applications from New Delhi. That’s not all – compared to pre-pandemic times, the city’s visa volumes are already at 82% of their 2019 peak!

India’s Travel trends upwards again:

This positive trend extends across the nation, with India as a whole witnessing a 16% year-on-year increase in visa applications. Compared to 2019, India’s overall visa volumes have reached an impressive 93%.

Travel Experts Urge Early Planning:

With the “peak outbound travel season” stretching well into December 2023, experts anticipate the momentum to continue in 2024. “Apply for your visas well in advance,” advises Vishal Jairath, Head – South Asia at VFS Global. Don’t get caught in the last-minute rush and miss out on your dream trip!

Here’s the takeaway:

  • Indian visa applications are booming, reflecting a renewed travel enthusiasm.
  • Apply early to avoid delays, as travel demand is expected to remain high in 2024.
  • Popular destinations include Canada, Europe, and the US – the world is your travel playground!
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