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Public Notice - Minimum Time period for Visa/ Ppt/ Other Consular Services

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High Commission of India



Public Notice Dated: 18/11/2022 

Minimum processing time for various visas / passport / other consular services / OCI is given below:

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Service Category

Minimum Processing Time *



8 working days



10 working days


Passport – Tatkal Services

3 working days


Other Consular services including birth registration certificate/ attestation of documents/ non-acquisition certificate etc excluding Police Clearance Certificate (Indian Passport holders) submitted through the VFS

5 working days


Police Clearance Certificate ( Indian Passport holders)

5 weeks 


Other Consular services such as attestation of power of attorney/ sworn affidavit / certificate for transportation of mortal remains / life certificate etc for which applications are received directly at the High Commission

Same day  



6 weeks 


OCI Foreign Spouse Category

12 weeks


Renewal of OCI card

6 weeks


* Processing period may vary for certain categories of visas, other consular services, OCI and passport services - such as in validity expired or pre-verification passport cases, which require approval of authorities in India. 

2. Queries for checking status of applications may be sent to email id [email protected] / contact phone No. 020 3793 8629 only after the expiry of the minimum processing time.  In the email seeking status of application already submitted, please mention particulars such as full name (as in passport), nationality, passport number, application ARN or GBRL number, date of submission of application and VFS Centre at  which application was submitted. Also mention your contact details such as mobile number. This will enable to trace your application and respond quickly.   

3. For emergency visa and / or Tatkal passport service, applicants may send email with necessary particulars to the High Commission of India at email id [email protected] or contact phone No: 020 7632 3025/ 020 7632 3168 (during office hours from 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs) and 07768 765 035 (after office hours).

4. To register any complaint against the quality of service at any of the service centres run by M/s VFS, email may be sent to: [email protected].



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