The UK visa application centres in Hyderabad, Cochin and Bangalore will be closed from March 31 to April 5, a press release from the UK Border Agency said. The release said the visa application centre in Chennai would remain closed from April 1 to 5.
The closures are to enable an IT system upgrade as part of a global programme across all British high commissions and embassies. The last date on which the UK Visa Facilitation Services will accept new applications in Hyderabad, Cochin and Bangalore is Tuesday, March 30. In Chennai, the last date for applications is Wednesday, March 31.
The visa application centres will re-open on Tuesday, April 6. During this closure, customers will be able to collect their passports from the visa application centres from 9:00 am to 10:00 am only.