Present government of India inaugurated a new visa application centre in Northern part of Ireland on 2 March. As it is a newly opened centre in Adelaide Street of Belfast, it comprises only three officials.
Few concerned officials of high commission of the country are anticipating to receive a minimum of 30 requests each day through new inaugurated office.
With the steady rise in count of business travelers to the nation and tourism sites, around 8,000 Indians are living in the Northern part of Ireland.
Earlier, there was a policy of applying through online first and then consult an Indian consulate in England or High Commission in London to obtain identity card or a visa. Now with the launch of new visa centre, efforts put by the potential clients can be easily reduced.
This new visa centre in Adelaide Street of Belfast is one among the other 14 centres in the United Kingdom which are being operated by Indian government.
One of the well-known officials from Indian community of Belfast, Dr Satyavir Singhal noted that it was a great move taken up by the Indian government for welfare of the people.