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Important information

  • It has come to our notice that some individuals and/or agencies are demanding a booking fee for obtaining consular service appointments. We would like to remind customers that all appointments (including Tatkaal) are allocated by the High Commission of India, London and its Consulates are available free of charge. To view available appointments visit For emergencies you may please contact the High Commission of India, London or its Consulates in the UK.

    VFS Global is the only official outsourcing partner providing all consular services to the High Commission of India, London and its Consulates in Birmingham & Edinburgh.

  • All applicants residing in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh 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.

    Appointments must be booked in line with the service required. We will be unable to assist customers who arrive to the centre with incorrect service appointments.

  • COVID 19 requirements when in the VFS centre.

    1. Only one member per family will be allowed into the centre. Friends and other family members are strictly not allowed unless accompanying a minor.
    2. Please cover your face, at all times.
    3. Please follow social distancing (2 metres) at the centre
  • Processing Time for all Fsresh/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