High Commission and Consulates start accepting passport applications through VFS: OCI applications from next week – UKMALAYALEE

High Commission and Consulates start accepting passport applications through VFS: OCI applications from next week

Saturday 6 June 2020 8:13 AM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON June 6: The India Visa and Consular Service Application Centre in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh has re-opened, Indian High Commission’s Twitter handle has tweeted and VFS Global UK website has also notified on its website.

The Tweet said: “High Commission and Consulates have started accepting passport applications through VFS. OCI applications will be accepted from next week”.

The VFS Global UK website notified through its website that “effective 01 June 2020, customers can submit passport applications ( appointment only) at the India Visa & Consular Service Application Centre only. Please note that other services eg/OCI have not yet resumed”.


For the health and safety of the customers and employees, VFS UK has introduced new social distancing measures in their VFS centres. They have asked customers to follow the below advisory when being in contact with them

Please book an appointment prior to arriving at the centre
Before arriving at the centre please make sure, your documents are complete:  Confirm you have photocopies of all the original documents   All forms are signed and filled in correctly  Ensure that you follow the guidelines regarding the photo size.

Print and bring your appointment letter with you
Observe Covid-19 SO guidelines set by the NHS, once in the VFS centre  Please maintain 2 mt distance from all persons   Please use face covering when visiting the VFS Centre.  Please sanitize your hands regularly   Please do not visit the centre if you have any Covid -19 symptoms
Please sit on the chairs marked for seating only.

Only one  family member will be allowed in the centre at any one time. Should you need to submit an application on behalf of your immediate family then you can do so provided you show proof of your relationship. (Immediate family examples: father mother, son or daughter, husband & wife)

Follow the signage displayed  in the VFS Centre. This is for your convenience and safety.

Please note that we will not be accepting cash payments.   Only debit card payments will be taken.

Please do not walk in to the centre without an appointment as we will be unable to help you.

If possible, we recommend that children and elderly citizens should avoid visiting the VFS centre.

If you are wearing gloves and face covering, please do not take these off when in the centre

Please dispose used gloves & masks in the appropriate bins provided at the VFS centre.

For further information please visit https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk/