British Prime Minister Theresa May promises easy visa for Indians
New Delhi : In an open message to boost business ties with the world, especially India, British PM Theresa May on Monday assured that visa process will be easier and accessible for Indians so that people can invest their ideas and skills in her country.
She also announced that “Registers Travellers” scheme would be introduced soon to meet growing demands of the travellers.
"Listening to the fact that so many people from India want to bring their ideas, skills and business to Brittan for the good of India's and U.K's economy and, we will offer, for the first time, to any country that needs visas to enter Brittan, what is called the Registers Travelers scheme, that means that Indian nationals who frequently come to UK and who offer growth in both the countries, the entry process will become significantly easier, fewer forms to fill out, access to the EU passport control, swifter passage through our airports. In short more opportunities for brine and India," May said.
She was addressing tech summit in New Delhi which happens to be her first foreign visit outside European Union. She highlighted how India and Britain share similarities in their culture and customs too.
"With so much in common when it comes to trade, values, culture and of course people with one and a half people Indian origin people living in Britain, ours is a natural partnership, look around India and Britain and you can see the evidence. We listen to each other's music, eat each other's food and share a passionate game of cricket with each other," May said.
For better growth of both the nations, May said she is looking forward for better trade ties with India in the future.
May had landed in Delhi on Sunday evening and will be touring India for three days. She will be leaving for Bengaluru in Tuesday to meet Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.