ESC

Click the "allow" button if you want to receive important news and updates from immigrationboards.com


Immigrationboards.com: Immigration, work visa and work permit discussion board

Welcome to immigrationboards.com!

Login Register Do not show

Surrendring Indian passport

Please post country topics not listed elsewhere.

Moderators: Casa, JAJ, ca.funke, Amber, Zimba, vinny, Obie, EUsmileWEallsmile, batleykhan, geriatrix, John, ChetanOjha, archigabe, push, Administrator

Post Reply
ban.s
Moderator
Posts: 1981
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: The Big Smoke

Post by ban.s » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:24 pm

how urgent is your travel plan? within days or weeks or months?

Navsandeep
Newly Registered
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:33 pm

Post by Navsandeep » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:06 pm

I have little more than two weeks. Thanks for your
reply.

ban.s
Moderator
Posts: 1981
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: The Big Smoke

Post by ban.s » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:11 pm

well, in such short notice applying in person at London is probably the safest bet. Try Goswell Road VFS. On receipt of the surrender certificate you have to apply for visa which will take couple of extra days.
AFAIK place of residence should not be any problem for passport surrender and you can travel from Wales and submit at London.
If you submit at Cardiff it may not be available within 2 weeks. Check this thread and you'll find timelines for non London / postal applications.

Navsandeep
Newly Registered
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:33 pm

Post by Navsandeep » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:28 pm

I will be planning to go early morning. Thanks.
Also, will it okay to do the same for my wife on her behalf?

Sorry for bombarding the forum with so many questions.

ban.s
Moderator
Posts: 1981
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: The Big Smoke

Post by ban.s » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:38 pm

yes, you can submit both applications together.

Damanisshallo
Respected Guru
Posts: 1235
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:29 am
Location: 50.89° N, 1.40° W

Post by Damanisshallo » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:16 am

Application Date : 15/07/2013 (POST - Hayes )
VFS Received On: 16/07/2013
VFS sent to HCI : 17/07/2013
HCI Under processing confirmation : 18/07/2013
Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 19/07/2013
Receipt of Surrendered certificate: 20/07/2013
In total 4 working days excluding the day of posting and receiving.
Statutory Warning:Members are advised to make thorough inquiries before acting upon any description displayed on my behalf.
Skydrives, Templates

sojan
Member
Posts: 238
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:18 pm

Post by sojan » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:05 pm

Damanisshallo wrote:Application Date : 15/07/2013 (POST - Hayes )
VFS Received On: 16/07/2013
VFS sent to HCI : 17/07/2013
HCI Under processing confirmation : 18/07/2013
Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 19/07/2013
Receipt of Surrendered certificate: 20/07/2013
In total 4 working days excluding the day of posting and receiving.
That's very quick !!
2 queries mate
1. When you post, what all documents did you send? (original indian passport?)
2. How did you receive the surrendered certificate? via post or did u need to go and collect from VFS?

Damanisshallo
Respected Guru
Posts: 1235
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:29 am
Location: 50.89° N, 1.40° W

Post by Damanisshallo » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:27 pm

sojan wrote:1. When you post, what all documents did you send? (original indian passport?)

Application Form
Photocopy of British Passport.
Photocopy of Indian Passport with all (Used) pages
Original Indian Passport
Copy of British Registration certificate


2. How did you receive the surrendered certificate? via post or did u need to go and collect from VFS?

I just provided a Self Addressed Special Delivery Envelope

Statutory Warning:Members are advised to make thorough inquiries before acting upon any description displayed on my behalf.
Skydrives, Templates

trupti.uk
Newly Registered
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu May 02, 2013 1:05 pm

Post by trupti.uk » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:43 pm

Application Date : 15/07/2013 @Manchester VFS
VFS Received On: 15/07/2013
VFS sent to HCI : 15/07/2013
HCI Under processing confirmation : 17/07/2013
Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 22/07/2013
Receipt of Surrendered certificate: 23/07/2013

newdawn
Newly Registered
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:49 pm
Location: Suffolk

Timeline - Spouse

Post by newdawn » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:45 pm

Application Date : 03/08/2013 (Post, Hayes)
VFS Received On: 05/08/2013
VFS sent to HCI : Not known
HCI Under processing confirmation : Not known
Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 07/08/2013
Receipt of Surrendered certificate: 09/08/2013 :)

nnj10
Senior Member
Posts: 939
Joined: Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:39 pm
Location: England
Contact:

Post by nnj10 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:13 am

Application Date : 31/07/2013 (Special Delivery - Hayes )
VFS Received On: 01/08/2013
VFS sent to HCI : 01/08/2013 (As per online tracking)
Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 05/08/2013
Receipt of Surrendered certificate: 08/08/2013 (By Prepaid Special Delivery Envelope)
Information and/or advice provided by me is of general nature and is not intended to substitute for informed professional legal or other professional advice.

sojan
Member
Posts: 238
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:18 pm

Passport Surrender: In Person London

Post by sojan » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:45 pm

Application Date : 08/08/2013 (In Person )
Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 13/08/2013
Receipt of Surrendered certificate: 16/08/2013 (By Prepaid Special Delivery Envelope)

Went around 8:15ish and there was a queue in front of VFS (around 30 people in front). I got token number 6 for passport surrender. Was all over in an hour.

If you arrange the documents, its very straight forward. I have also bought special delivery DX from VFS itself.

nehalbhagat
Member
Posts: 178
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:00 pm

Surrendering passport

Post by nehalbhagat » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:24 am

Hi,
I am planning to go personally to surrender my passport. Please can someone kindly advise..

1. Do VFS take card payment at Hayes VFS?
2. Do you have to provide a prepaid envelope for returning your documents ?
3. Will you get your Indian passport back or not ?
4. Do you need to carry both British and old expired Indian passport with you for this process ?

Kindly advise

NO1UKlover
Newly Registered
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:08 am

Re: Surrendering passport

Post by NO1UKlover » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:08 pm

nehalbhagat wrote:Hi,
I am planning to go personally to surrender my passport. Please can someone kindly advise..

1. Do VFS take card payment at Hayes VFS?
Yes, Card payments are accepted
2. Do you have to provide a prepaid envelope for returning your documents ?
I would suggest you buy a pre-paid special delivery envelope to return your documents. You have an option to pay for DXsecure at VFS as well
3. Will you get your Indian passport back or not ?
Yes cancelled with cuts at the edges
4. Do you need to carry both British and old expired Indian passport with you for this process ?
No. Only valid Indian passport is required

Kindly advise
Please find answers to your questions inline above

the matrix
Newly Registered
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:11 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Post by the matrix » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:08 pm

Application Date : 04/09/2013 (By Post guaranteed next day royal mail )

Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 06/09/2013

Receipt of Surrendered certificate: 07/09/2013 (By Dx delivery prepaid in fee)

Tips

Do documentation well- all given on website. Nothing more required.

Surprisingly fast and straight forward

Received texts all along about progress

Best wishes to everybody

z18runway
Senior Member
Posts: 808
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:54 pm

Post by z18runway » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:55 pm

i have a doubt, on the surrender of passport application, it asks for place of issue of British passport.

I couldn't find anything like that in the british passport, all i can see is IPS, is that right ?

what should i fill in the application form ?

could someone help on this please

the matrix
Newly Registered
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:11 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Post by the matrix » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:25 pm

I simple wrote NOT GIVEN

And it was fine. Its the truth anyway.

Regards 8)

z18runway
Senior Member
Posts: 808
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:54 pm

Post by z18runway » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:52 pm

the matrix wrote:I simple wrote NOT GIVEN

And it was fine. Its the truth anyway.

Regards 8)

thanks will do that same

z18runway
Senior Member
Posts: 808
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:54 pm

Post by z18runway » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:33 pm

applied on 16/9/13 in person: goswell road
received date: 19/9/13

P.S.
surrender fees £106
consular charge:£2
service charge £6.90
sms charges:£1.67
admin charge:£0.80
vat:£1.87

overall:£119.24.

I opt out for £10 delivery.
Last edited by z18runway on Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

NO1UKlover
Newly Registered
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:08 am

Post by NO1UKlover » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:45 pm

Application Date : 13/09/2013 in person @VFS, Hayes
VFS sent to HCI : 13/09/2013
HCI Under processing confirmation : 16/09/2013
Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 17/09/2013
Receipt of Surrendered certificate:19/09/2013

Good luck to you all. my OCI journey begins now :-)

z18runway
Senior Member
Posts: 808
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:54 pm

Post by z18runway » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:25 pm


kcid
Newly Registered
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:54 pm

Post by kcid » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:00 pm

If the original Indian passport is cancelled and someone has already got an OCI card, do we have to surrender the cancelled passport?
The reason I ask is because my son's British passport is due for renewal and I understand the OCI has to be renewed as well for the new British passport, at which point they may ask for the surrender certificate
Any official guidance link would be very useful

push
Moderator
Posts: 3530
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:32 am
Location: London

Post by push » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:34 pm

kcid wrote:If the original Indian passport is cancelled and someone has already got an OCI card, do we have to surrender the cancelled passport?
The reason I ask is because my son's British passport is due for renewal and I understand the OCI has to be renewed as well for the new British passport, at which point they may ask for the surrender certificate
Any official guidance link would be very useful
how can you surrender a cancelled Passport which has been cancelled only after being surrendered in the first place. The surrender certificate is the proof that you have surrendered your indian passport.
regards,
push
Important: Please read this Disclaimer

kcid
Newly Registered
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:54 pm

Post by kcid » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:55 am

It has been stamped as 'Cancelled' all over it and the top right edge has been cut off

kcid
Newly Registered
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:54 pm

Post by kcid » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:58 am

Those days there was nothing called surrender certificate I suppose. We just sent the Indian passport to the high commission saying we have now obtained british citizenship and they cancelled it and sent it back to us

Post Reply
cron