I will be applying for a Multiple tourist visa for my upcoming cruise to visit India soon. However, I recently read some of the reviews about the Visa process and processes and how it takes so long and most frustrating to deal with the Consulate office.
Indian visa applications used to take 5 days before, now it takes minimum 20 days. I believe Indian Visa applications, etc are now outsourced to a company named Cox and Kings. I have a big concern - What kind of security clearance does Cox and Kings have to review my personal information and why are we dealing with private agencies instead of dealing with the embassy directly?
I am really worried due to the poor reviews about Visa process and processes reviewing my personal information.
Has anything changed or improved in Visa process recently?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.