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High Commission of India

India House, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4NA


Telephone No. : 00-44 (0) 20 8629 5950, After Office Hours : (0) 20-7632-3035

Applicants of Consular services are required to apply online only (for visa at  for passport at for Consular Services at and for OCI at ) and submit, with prior online appointment, print of their applications along with requisite documentation, photos, passport, fees etc at the designated Service Centre (IVCSC) operated by M/s VF Service UK Ltd. 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 VF Services UK Ltd 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 1100-1300 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 0930 to 1700 hrs on all working days) 

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

5. Assistance to Distressed Indian Women
    Distressed Women Cell 
    Contact No.-02076323091
    E-mail Address -

Name of the Officer/Official



Mrs. Ruchi Ghanashyam

High Commissioner

Shri Charanjeet Singh

Deputy High Commissioner

Shri Srinivas Gotru

Minister (Press Information & Culture)

Shri Samir Kumar Jha

Minister (Consular)

Shri A. S. Rajan


Shri Deepak Narain

Minister (Audit)

Shri Manish Singh

Minister (Economic)

Smt. G. V. Nidhi

Counsellor/PSO to HC

Ms Smriti

Counsellor (Audit)

Shri Saikat Sen Sharma

Counsellor (Economic)

Ms T. Ajungla Jamir

Counsellor (Political, Extradition & Passport); 

Shri D P Singh

Counsellor (Consular)

Shri Amit Sharma

Counsellor (TAD)

Air Commodore Anil Sabharwal

Air Adviser

Brigadier VMB Krishnan

Military Adviser

Commodore Sameer Saxena

Naval Adviser

Shri Sunil Kumar

First Secretary (Protocol, Diaspora) and
Head of Chancery

Smt. Vishakha Yaduvanshi

First Secretary (Special Assistant to the High Commissioner)

Shri Rahul Nangare

First Secretary (Trade)

Shri Ramaswamy Balaji

First Secretary (Political & Immigration)

Smt. Anima Barnwal

First Secretary (ITOU)

Smt. Kiran Khatri

Second Secretary (Economic & Public Diplomacy)

Dr. Aseem Vohra

Second Secretary (Political,
International Organisations & Education)

Shri Manoj Sharma

Second Secretary (Administration, Protocol & P&M)

Shri R. S Virdi

Second Secretary (Press & Information)

Shri Abhay Kumar Toppo

Second Secretary/PPS to the High Commissioner

Shri Krishnendu Banerjee

Second Secretary(Political)

Shri Jagjit Singh

Second Secretary (OCI, Coordination & Diaspora)

Shri Sandeep Kumar

Second Secretary/PPS to FS (HoC)

Shri Arvind Malhotra

Second Secretary (Visa & Communications)

Shri Soumendra Mahapatra

Second Secretary (Visa)