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rudra83
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Indian Passport renewal process

Post by rudra83 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:12 pm

Hello All,

Need your help. I have submitted my Indian passport renewal application on https://portal3.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html. When I check on the link to track status, it just says the application is submitted.

My queries:
1. Do we get any email on next steps with list of documents to be submitted? If not, is there link where I check these? I am updating my address back in India (have Aadhar as proof), and also adding spouse name (have marriage certificate as proof).

2. I tried booking an appointment on https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment.php but no slots available.

Thanks in advance,
Rudra.

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Re: Indian Passport renewal process

Post by Vk8787 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:02 pm

If you have submitted your application. Next steps are
1) Start preparing all your documents as listed in the VFS site. They have a list of 8 documents / items to be carried on the appointment day.
2) Try checking the website for appointment after 5 PM UK daily, it is tough but you will get appointment.

To answer your question: You will not get any email from them about the next steps.

Hope this helps

rudra83
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Re: Indian Passport renewal process

Post by rudra83 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:48 pm

Thank you so much for the reply.

I was able to book an appointment for 10th June 2021.

Regards,
Rudra.
Vk8787 wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:02 pm
If you have submitted your application. Next steps are
1) Start preparing all your documents as listed in the VFS site. They have a list of 8 documents / items to be carried on the appointment day.
2) Try checking the website for appointment after 5 PM UK daily, it is tough but you will get appointment.

To answer your question: You will not get any email from them about the next steps.

Hope this helps

Azraa
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Re: Indian Passport renewal process

Post by Azraa » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:21 pm

Hi everyone, hope you're well.

This is the first time I am posting on this website so I'm unsure about whether I've posted this in the right place however today my husband attended his appointment to renew his Indian passport at the VFS Manchester centre. So I thought I'd share the details here in the hopes that it helps others who may also be doing the same and to ease their worries.

In the application pack we included:
1 application form completed online and printed - in this we included his Indian address and in the 'other address' section I added his UK address. The rest of the form seemed pretty straight forward.
4 2 inch x 2 inch photos - we did not stick these down. The person at the counter did this and had a glue stick although I took one in case.
1 copy of the Annexure E form - we included the UK address on this.
1 copy of the PPF form - initially I wrote 2 indian references but at the centre my husband was asked to cross one out and add a UK reference instead.
original proof of address- an electricity bill.
Indian passport and a photo copy of the front and last page.
his BRP and a photocopy of the front and the back.
Original marriage registration certificate and 1 photocopy too.
We also included a copy of the signed declaration form - however they did not need this.

Other points to consider:
As his form included my name as his spouse he was also asked for a photocopy of my passport which we luckily took with us.
He was also asked to photocopy the page in his passport which showed his initial UK entry visa
As my husband has grown a beard in lockdown, he was also asked for old passport photos but we didn't have any with us and so they made do with his Indian passport picture and made him sign a declaration to state that it was the same person basically.
I took spare copies of the PPF form in case he was asked to fill it out again.

More info: photocopying there costs 50p per page. The DX courier for just his passport cost £12.50 we let them keep the electricity bill but all other original documents were returned to him. In total he was charged £88.50 including text messages, courier, consular charges, V.A.T and passport renewal fee.

I hope this helps anyone who found the VFS website as vague as I did, if you have any questions please feel free to ask :)

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