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Important information

  • All applicants residing in London jurisdiction, can now make appointments using the online appointments system for Passport, Surrender of Indian Passport, Visa, OCI, Attestation & other Consular Services etc. Due to the pandemic, High Commission of India, London are able to offer limited number of appointments hence applicants are advised to use the above services only in case of an urgency.

    All applicants residing in Birmingham Jurisdiction, and need to avail the Consular services in a situation of emergency, can now make appointments for Passport, Surrender of Indian Passport, Visa, OCI, Attestation etc. by writing to inf.birmingham@mea.gov.in. Due to the pandemic, Consulate General of India, Birmingham are able to offer limited number of appointments hence applicants are advised to use the above services only in case of an emergency.

    All applicants residing in Edinburgh Jurisdiction, and need to avail the Consular services in a situation of emergency, can now make appointments for Passport, Surrender of Indian Passport, Visa, OCI, Attestation etc. by writing to cg.edinburgh@mea.gov.in. Due to the pandemic, Consulate General of India, Edinburgh are able to offer limited number of appointments hence applicants are advised to use the above services only in case of an emergency.

  • Processing Time for all Fresh/Renewal passport applications submitted in VFS Centers is 5 to 6 weeks.

  • 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.

    We are currently experiencing long wait times due to heavy call volumes. Applicants are requested to email their enquires to below email ID’s for the respective service:

  • 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