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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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  • 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.
  • The last date for submission of applications for registration as OCI cardholder by the erstwhile PIO cardholders has been extended till 27 December 2016.
  • 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. VFS will not be responsible for any loss for any bookings made in anticipation of obtaining a Visa/OCI.
  • 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

Update on Import of Satellite Phones into India...

Published on 26 February 2016

Hand written passport are no longer accepted by the High Commission of India and its respective Consulates in Birmingham and Edinburgh. ...

Published on 26 February 2016

 

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