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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by RedBlue » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:32 pm

Krish19 wrote:Can some tell how tracking works, i applied on 24th and when i put my details there it tells me record does not exist.
Here is the link for tracking surrender Indian passport:
https://www.visaservices.co.in/IHC-UK-TrackPassport/(S(rri3m4e1if0qhz55wmpuuk55))/Track_Passport.aspx
You need to enter the follwoing fields

British passprort no
Surname
DOB
Service - Surrender passport
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Krish19 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:42 am

Thanks for the reply, i got my certificate yesterday. But i was trying with the details you mentioned before with no luck.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by tushar_mars » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:05 am

Application Date : 01/07/2016
VFS office: Goswell Road, London
Application sent to HCI: 04/07/2016
HCI issued surrender certificate : 07/07/2016
VFS Email : 07/07/2016
Online Status (processed): 07/07/2016
Received Surrender certificate:08/07/2016

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Anndeep » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:32 am

Did you surrender your Indian passport by personally going to VFS and making a prior appointment or you sent it in the post? Which one is quicker, please?

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by kmaa » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:40 am

Hi all

I recently received my 3 year old's British passport. So far she has held an Indian passport. We want to travel to India asap and am not sure what would be the best course of action.
She won't be traveling on her Indian passport as I am aware that that would attract a penalty. Will be applying for OCI once we return back to the UK.
Can I not simply apply for Indian tourist visa on her British passport and submit the Indian passport on returning back?
Pls enlighten.

Regards
Kmaa

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Anndeep » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:36 pm

How do you book an appointment to take your documents to surrender the passport?

OR it can only be sent in the post?

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Anndeep » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:48 pm

Please could you tell me how far is Battleship building, Harrow Road from Paddington by foot?
Thank you

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by tushar_mars » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:07 am

tushar_mars wrote:Application Date : 01/07/2016
VFS office: Goswell Road, London
Application sent to HCI: 04/07/2016
HCI issued surrender certificate : 07/07/2016
VFS Email : 07/07/2016
Online Status (processed): 07/07/2016
Received Surrender certificate:08/07/2016
The surrender Certificate I received had an issue with my father's name printed incorrectly. So went back to VFS Goswell Road on 12/07/2016 to have it corrected. I didn't know that I need to take another pre-paid envelope for the return and was charged £15 for their delivery. There was no charge for the correction and hence didn't have any receipt or proof of submission. The only proof was the tracking number they gave for DX delivery.

Documents submitted: Incorrect Original Surrender Certificate and a form which was provided at the VFS centre explaining the need for correction.

VFS office: Goswell Road, London
Application sent to HCI: 12/07/2016
HCI issued surrender certificate : 13/07/2016
VFS Email : No email as this service is not available for correction of Surrender certificate
Online Status (processed): No online status of the processing for correction of Surrender certificate
Received Surrender certificate:18/07/2016

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Anndeep » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:46 am

I am filling in the application form to apply for 3 months tourist visa.

As I was an Indian national previously and recently acquired British citizenship, I am not able to complete this section properly:

Have you ever visited India before: Yes
Last Indian visa – what should I fill in here as I have never applied for a visa before and used to travel on Indian passport.
Furthermore, it asks for type of visa and place of issue – again I haven’t had a visa previously.

Also, do I need to upload a 50x50mm photo or should I take 2 copies of the photo when I go for my appointment?

Do I need a reference from my family in India to support the visa application?

Thanks

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by preeti456 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:52 am

1 Adult
Mode of application: Personal, VFS Victoria, London
Date of application: 29/08/2011
Date received by Indian high commission:
Date passport revoked:
Date of receipt of SC:

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by arwa.dholkawala » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:05 am

Application Date : 29/08/2016
VFS office: Hounslow
Application sent to HCI: 30/08/2016
HCI issued surrender certificate : 01/09/2016
VFS Email : Not Received
Online Status (processed): 01/09/2016
Received Surrender certificate:02/09/2016

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by preeti456 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:19 am

preeti456 wrote:1 Adult
Mode of application: Personal, VFS Victoria, London
Date of application: 29/08/2011
Date received by Indian high commission: 31/08/16
Date passport revoked:
Date of receipt of SC: 6/9/2016

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by king1325 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:43 pm

Hi,

Can someone please tell me about retention of indian passport after acquiring British Citizenship. When I googled it, it clearly says that for 3 years the fees is £145, but when I called VFSglobal helpline for this topic, the person on line said she dont know anything about this.

So my query is if I decided to retain the indian passport for 3 years by legally paying that £145 fees, can I still apply for OCI on that basis? or its a compulsion to surrender the indian passport in order to get OCI?

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by king1325 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:45 pm

Also if in case I am allowed to retain it for 3 years by paying the desired fees, can I use it for travel in those 3 years? and what is grace period?

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by rmukherjee » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:14 am

king1325 wrote:Hi,

Can someone please tell me about retention of indian passport after acquiring British Citizenship. When I googled it, it clearly says that for 3 years the fees is £145, but when I called VFSglobal helpline for this topic, the person on line said she dont know anything about this.

So my query is if I decided to retain the indian passport for 3 years by legally paying that £145 fees, can I still apply for OCI on that basis? or its a compulsion to surrender the indian passport in order to get OCI?
I am not sure where you got this figure of 145 for 3 years from. The VFS page on Passport Surrender clearly says that the fine is £145 for each use of the passport (or service obtained on the passport) after the grace period. The grace period is 90 days from the date of getting the naturalisation certificate but these days in the UK that is impractical because you have to hand in your BRP within 5 days of receiving your naturalisation certificate. So you can leave the UK on an Indian passport but cannot enter using that same passport as you won't have a BRP. Leaving using one passport and entering using another is NOT recommended.
Also if in case I am allowed to retain it for 3 years by paying the desired fees, can I use it for travel in those 3 years? and what is grace period?
Don't do it. You will put future OCI applications at risk (besides running up huge fines - £1450 for 10 trips made after grace period for example) Surrendering the passport is very quick (2-3 days after applying usually). Getting an OCI if you have a surrender certificate takes about 2 months. Once you have your surrender certificate you can apply for an e-Visa as well.

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Surrendring Indian passport

Post by ROMI » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:14 am

Hi All,

I am stuck badly in a situation due to my own fault. I acquired British passport in 2008 but since then using my Indian passport for travelling to India. I have visited India around ten times on Indian passport. Now somebody told me it's illegal, so I want to surrender my Indian passport, but I need oci becuase my whole family lives in India. On VFS website it's mentioned, I can not get surrender certificate if I kept my Indian passport more than three years and travelled to India after acquiring the british nationality. What should I do now? Please advise ... Thanks in advance.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by SKJMR » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:55 am

Hi Guys,

my wife got her British passport today and we need to apply for surrender of Indian passport certificate
but my question is, we have 2 kids and it is extremely difficult for my wife to go in person to vfs

can i go on her behalf to vfs and do the work

or will vfs reject this and want my wife to personally come because it is her application.

i have seen the letter of authorization on vfs website but it clearly says about visa application only and nothing mentioned for another type of application like surrender certificate or OCI

any thoughts please

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by haiksuresh » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:39 pm

Hi,
To book an appointment for surrender certificate, i need to provide "OCI Registration Number". Could some one help me, what should i provide for "OCI Registration Number"

Regards,
Suresh

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by tierone_extension » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:02 pm

haiksuresh wrote:Hi,
To book an appointment for surrender certificate, i need to provide "OCI Registration Number". Could some one help me, what should i provide for "OCI Registration Number"

Regards,
Suresh
For surrender, use your India passport number

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Jambe » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:39 pm

haiksuresh wrote:Hi,
To book an appointment for surrender certificate, i need to provide "OCI Registration Number". Could some one help me, what should i provide for "OCI Registration Number"

Regards,
Suresh
Hi Suresh
Hope you alright..! Could you please tell us what did you enter in OCI ref Number as I am in same boat..?
Indian passport number or British passport number..??

Thanks

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