Consular Information Consular Services

Consular Information

General Information

Applicants are required first to apply online (for visa at  for OCI at ,for passport at  and for Consular Services at and submit print of their applications along with requisite documentation, photos, passport, fees etc at the designated Service Centre operated by M/s VFS Global. For detailed information please visit Website of VFS The High Commission of India in the UK has outsourced collection of applications and delivery of processed documents to M/s VFS Global with effect from 2nd March 2015.

2. The High Commission conducts Open House at the High Commission of India, India House, Aldwych London WC2B 4NA on Wednesdays and last Friday of the month (except holidays). Applicants can visit between 1100-1200 hrs.

3. For general enquiries, please send email to: Applicants are advised to mail details, as briefly and concise as possible indicating their name, contacts, subject matter and brief description of the issue.

4. For other queries pertaining to Passport, OCI, PIO, Visa and Consular services, applicants are advised to see the Q & As at "Common Telephone Queries" at the website of the High Commission and/or contact the Public Response Unit.

Public Response Unit, High Commission of India, London


Tel No.: 02086295950 (Between 0900 to 1700 hrs on all working days) 

Mobile Number for Emergency services is: 00 44 (0) 7768 765 035

Please see application process for consular services at URL:  in the 

i) VFS is authorised for following Consular services:

1. Attestation of Documents (Birth/Death/Marriage/Educational Certificates etc.) duty apostille by Ministry of External Affairs, India or Foreign Commonwealth Office, UK.

2. Attestation of Commercial Documents/ Company Documents,

3. Attestation of Documents for Making Application for Allotment of Direct Identification Number,

4.Attestation of Documents for Making Application for Allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN) in respect of UK Based Companies or Individuals,

5. Police Clearance certificate,

6.NRI Certificate / NRI Parity Certificate ( for sponsoring Admission in School/Collegeof Indian student in NRI Quota in Indi)

7. Attestation Copy of Indian Passport or any Other Miscellaneous Certificate (s) based on Indian Passport,

8. Attestation of Sponsorship Letter for Visit of a Person from India to the UK,

9. Certificate for Transporting Human Ashes/ Human Remains to India.

10. Counter Attestation of Power of Attorney/Affidavit/Gift Deed/Sale Deed/Will etc. duly notarised and Apostlle by the Foreign Commonwealth Office, UK.

ii). Please submit applications at the Consular Section of the High Commission of India, India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA in person with prior online appointment between 0930hrs and 1230 hrs on all working days for following services:

iii. In case of emergent assistance required viz death of an Indian national, next of kin/applicant can call at 020 76323035 or 07768765035

Note: The High Commission has not appointed or authorized any other agency or individual agent to render any service on behalf of the High Commission other than M/s. VFS Global ( ) and it shall not be responsible for any transaction made with unauthorized agencies / agents.