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HCI London announce outsourcing Visa, OCI and Passport

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passport india visaThe High Commission of India, London, has announced the Outsourcing of Visa, OCI, Passport and select consular services to VFS will come into effect from 1 March.

VFS will be opening 14 application centres across UK for the convenience of applicants for Visa, OCI, Passport and other consular services. Ten offices will be operational from March 2 and remaining four offices will be operational from March 14.

VFS will introduce Online Appointment System for all services for the convenience of the applicants across the UK. All applicants will be required to book an appointment online to submit their applications at the respective India application centres, as per the jurisdictions below.  No applications via post will be accepted at High Commission of India, and its respective consulates in Birmingham and Edinburgh or at the Applications Centres managed by VFS across UK from  March 14.

Jurisdiction information

Applicants wish to submit their applications at any of the 3 offices in London (Goswell Road, Hounslow, Paddington), Bristol, Cardiff and Belfast must select UK- London as Jurisdiction, while filling the application form Online for Visa, OCI and Indian Passport Services.

Applicants wish to submit their applications at offices in Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester, Liverpool, Bradford and Newcastle must select UK- Birmingham as Jurisdiction, while filling the application form Online for Visa, OCI and Indian Passport Services.

 Applicants residing in Scotland wish to submit their applications in Edinburgh or Glasgow must select UK-Edinburgh as Jurisdiction, while filling the application form Online for Visa, OCI and Indian Passport Services.

Services Available at Application Centres:

Multilingual Staffs, waiting Lounge, Photo Booth, Photo Copy, and Passport return by secured courier, Information helpdesk, and Internet Kiosk facilities.

Opening hours of the application centres:

08:30 -15:30 Hours (Monday to Friday, excluding Consular holidays)

For further details please visit VFS Website http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/ . The detailed information on the website about all services will be available from 23rd February 2015 onwards.

List of Application Centres – United Kingdom

  City Address of the offices Opening Date
1 London – Goswell Road 142-148 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DU 2nd March 2015
2 London – Hounslow The Vista CentreFirst Floor – Part A Block50 Salisbury RoadHounslowTW4 6JQ 2nd March 2015
3 London- Paddington Battleship Building, 179 Harrow Road, London W2 6NB 14th March 2015
4 Birmingham 5 -14 South Road, Smethwick, Birmingham, B67 7BN 2nd March 2015
5 Edinburgh 1 Rennie’s Isle, Leith, Edinburgh  EH6 6QT 2nd March 2015
6 Manchester 1st Floor, 18-22 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3AG, United Kingdom 2nd March 2015
7 Belfast 55-59 Adelaide St Belfast BT2 8FE 2nd March 2015
8 Bristol Suite 102A, QC30 Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol   BS1 4HJ 14th March 2015
9 Bradford Skipton Chamber 16-18 North Parade, Bradford, BD13HT 14th March 2015
10 Newcastle Gunner House, Neville Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 5DF 14th March 2015
11 Cardiff Temple Court – 13a Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9HA 2nd March 2015
12 Liverpool The Corn Exchange, Fenwick, Liverpool , L2 7QL 2nd March 2015
13 Leicester Peepul’s Centre, Leicester 2nd March 2015
14 Glasgow 2nd Floor, 134 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HY 2nd March 2015

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