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Welcome to the website of the India Visa and Consular Service Application Centre in UK. VFS Services (UK) Ltd is a trusted partner to “The Government of India” in UK and manages the administrative function of the Visa, Passport, OCI and selected Consular Services application process.

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  • Official information from the High Commission of India and its respective consulates in Edinburgh and Birmingham regarding Satellite phones : The use/operation of any Telegraphic services/devices, including wireless is regulated by the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885. Anyone using any telegraphic devices, including Thuraya / Irridium Satellite phone un-authorised, violates Section 4 of Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, and can be penalised under section 20 and 21 of the said Act. To read the complete information, please click here.
  • Time lines/processing times provided for all services are indicative, certain cases may take longer to be processed. Applicants are requested not to make any travel arrangements without having a valid visa/OCI or any other document needed for you to travel.
  • Press Release - Introduction of mandatory biometrics enrolment for specified visa categories with effect from 19 August 2016 – Applicants are requested to make appointments accordingly – Please click here for more details.
  • Important Notice for Travellers: our special Out of office hours’ service launched at selected offices only, no appointments required! Please click here for more details.
  • Longer wait times due to heavy call volumes. Please mail us queries at….. read details here
  • Prior appointments mandatory to submit applications; except for Urgent Business Visa Applications – which is on First come First Served Basis at selected offices click here for more information
  • All applicants are advised to book their travel plan upon obtaining an appropriate Visa/OCI/Indian Passport or any other document you may need to travel. VFS will not be responsible for any loss for any bookings made in anticipation of obtaining a Visa/OCI/Passport or any other document you may need to travel.
  • Please note Indian visas are valid / issued from date of issue not from Date of Travel.
  • The practice of accepting visa applications on handwritten or non-Machine Readable passports is hereby discontinued with immediate effect, except in cases requiring emergency visits to India. However, nationals of Afghanistan, applying on Afghan non-machine readable / handwritten passports are exempted from this requirement till 24 November 2017.
  • All applicants are requested to check the list of Consular Holidays before visiting the Centre
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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News And updates

Important Notice for Travellers:...

Published on 03 May 2017

Update on Import of Satellite Phones into India...

Published on 26 February 2016


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