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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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  • Advisory – Closure of India Visa & Consular Service Application Centre in UK

    In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in UK & keeping in mind the safety of all our applicants and staff members, effective 24 March 2020, All India Visa & Consular Service Application Centres in UK will remain closed until further notice. Information regarding the reopening of Centres will be published on the VFS Website (https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk/) and please refer to the website for regular updates.

    In case of an emergency, applicants can contact the High Commission of India, London or its respective Consulates in Birmingham & Edinburgh directly using the contact details provided below:


    High Commission of India, London inf.london@mea.gov.in 44(0)7768765035/7739363521
    Consulate General of India, Birmingham inf.birmingham@mea.gov.in 44(0)74245 45269
    Consulate General of India, Edinburgh hoc.edinburgh@mea.gov.in 44(0)7983029591

    Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We strongly urge you to follow the UK Government’s advisory to avoid the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

    Regards

    VFS Management

  • Advisory for OCI Miscellaneous applications Please click here
  • Biometric enrolment is mandatory for some specified visa categories. Please click here for more details.
  • Advisory for refund of fees for PIO to OCI converted between 01 Jan- 07 Mar 2018 conversion of valid PIO to OCI. Please click here for details.
  • 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.
  • Applicants can submit their OCI, Renewal of Indian Passports, Surrender of Indian Passport or Consular Services, by walking in in our centres – Please click here for more details.
  • 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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