Around 3500 UK visa applications in India each day for impending Cricket World Cup 2019

Published on : Thursday, May 16, 2019

The 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup is all prepared to be arranged by England and Wales. Possibly this is the reason why as high as 3,500 Indians are applying for a United Kingdom (UK) visa every day, as per agencies involved in facilitating UK visa.

 

A British High Commission spokesperson has explained that the visa demand during the peak travel season (April to July) is normally 100 per cent to 150 per cent which is higher than an off peak season (November to January), according to a ToI report.

 

Iqbal Mulla, the president of the Global Tourism Council, stated that usually on the average UK gets around one thousand visa applications every day. Keping in mind the 100 per cent to 150 per cent rise in peak summers, around 2,500 applications in a day would be made in other years. So, currently almost 1,000 to 1,500 applications per day seem to be motivated by the World Cup 2019. This would also be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s last World Cup.

 

“During summer, we see a much bigger number (of applicants) coming in due to the seasonal increase in travel, and this certainly appears to be even higher due to the cricket this year,” added the spokesperson.

 

The British High Commission is anticipating that almost 80,000 Indians for the World Cup will travel to the UK which is scheduled to begin from May 30.

 

“Our rough estimate is around 80,000 Indians may travel for the World Cup. This is based on previous India-UK travel trends and the previous numbers of Indians traveling for previous tournaments. We don’t have a global estimate for how many people in total will travel, but it is extremely likely that India will be the highest number- given the size of the market and passion for the sport in India, and the great flight connections between India and UK,” further added the spokesperson.

 

UK’s visa services partner, VFS Global has by now processed over 2 lakh visa applications From January to April in India. It is quite remarkable to observe that the demand for doorstep delivery of visa services has risen by 144 per cent in India in 2018 and the trend still continues.

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