UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. UKTI provides a range of services by coordinating functions across government to establish a systematic approach to relationships with companies that are the most economically significant investors and exporters.
We are responsible for all aspects of the relationship between the United Kingdom and India.
We work to enhance the India-UK relationship so that is stronger, wider, and deeper - generating more jobs, more growth and more security for our two nations. The UK-India relationship is founded on a broad range of mutual interests. We work closely together on issues as diverse as education and research, energy security and climate change, security and defence, international relations. We share the core values of democracy, pluralism and tolerance.
The British Deputy High Commission is the UK Government’s trade and investment promotion vehicle. It is also responsible for trade policy and economic relations. It deals with all aspects of the relationship between the UK and India for matters of Defence, Climate Change, FCO Funding and the Knowledge Economy. The Visa department is responsible for providing Visas and entry clearance services for those wanting to travel to the UK. The consular departments offer help to British Nationals in need of emergency assistance.
The Department for International Development (DFID) works with the Government of India towards the elimination of poverty. The British Council is responsible for arts, science and English language areas and runs British Libraries in major cities across India.
There are High Commission offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. There are British Trade Offices in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Pune and Information Centres at Bhopal and Bhubaneshwar.
UK India Business Council (UKIBC) promotes bilateral trade and investment between the two countries through business-to-business dialogue. It plays an influential role in creating and sustaining an environment that encourages free trade and investment. Through the facilitation of partnerships, and with an extensive network of influential corporate and individual members, UKIBC provides the resource, knowledge and infrastructure support vital for UK companies to make the most of emerging opportunities in India.
The UK Border Agency safeguards the UK’s border and is part of the Home Office. With 23,500 staff in 130 countries worldwide, it is one of the UK’s largest law enforcement agencies. In India, foreign nationals can apply for UK visas at major cities across the country, administered by VFS Global.
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