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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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  • Customers can submit applications for Fresh or Renewal Indian Passport, OCI, Police Clearance Certificate & Surrender of Indian passport applications with prior appointments at the India Visa & Consular Service Application Centres in London (Goswell Road, Hounslow), Belfast, Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester, Bradford and Edinburgh only. At this stage our other services remain temporarily suspended until further notice.

    In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak resurgence in Wales & keeping in mind the safety of all our applicants and staff members, effective 26 October, the India Visa & Consular Service Application Centre in Cardiff will remain closed until 09 Nov, as per the local government’s guidelines. Due to the lock down, your appointment at the Indian Visa & Consular Service Application Centre currently stands cancelled.

    Processing Time: All Fresh/Renewal passport applications submitted in VFS Centers under London and Edinburgh Jurisdiction is 4 to 5 weeks.All Fresh/Renewal passport applications submitted in VFS Centers under Birmingham Jurisdiction is 2 to 3 weeks.

    For the health and safety of our customers and employees, we have introduced new social distancing measures in our VFS centres. Please click here to read more details:

    Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing will be allowed to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention.

  • 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.
  • Longer wait times due to heavy call volumes. Please mail us queries at….. read details here
  • Applicants who wish to apply for Urgent Business Visa(Same day) 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.
  • 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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