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Error in Surrender certificate

Post by Devil81 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:43 am

Hi guys,

Last week my wife submitted an application to surrender her passport and yesterday we received her Surrender certificate and renounced passport.

I've spotted an error on her Indian passport number in the certificate. How do I contact VFS/HCI to correct the error and receive a new certificate.

I have also checked the application form to see if we made any error on the application form. Believe it's an error on their side so hopefully there will be no charge for the amendment including the postage.

I found these email addresses on VFS website Info.ppt-Consularuk@vfshelpline.com and info.inuk@vfshelpline.com. Looking to email them and scan the certificate.

Are there any other email addresses where I can send my query?

I am not willing to make another personal visit to VFS.

Thanks!!

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Re: Error in Surrender certificate

Post by takdeerwala » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:12 am

Devil81 wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:43 am
Hi guys,

Last week my wife submitted an application to surrender her passport and yesterday we received her Surrender certificate and renounced passport.

I've spotted an error on her Indian passport number in the certificate. How do I contact VFS/HCI to correct the error and receive a new certificate.

I have also checked the application form to see if we made any error on the application form. Believe it's an error on their side so hopefully there will be no charge for the amendment including the postage.

I found these email addresses on VFS website Info.ppt-Consularuk@vfshelpline.com and info.inuk@vfshelpline.com. Looking to email them and scan the certificate.

Are there any other email addresses where I can send my query?

I am not willing to make another personal visit to VFS.

Thanks!!
Let us know whether you managed to get correction of Indian Passport number. Did they charge any fees ?

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by takdeerwala » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:16 am

dontringthebell wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:09 am
Would really appreciate if someone could review the following:

My only Indian passport expired in February 2017. I have been naturalised as of 7th March 2018 and would be obtaining my naturalisation certificate and British passport shortly. I intend to apply for surrendering my Indian passport after receiving my British passport next month. Kindly confirm if the following documents would be sufficient.

Cover Letter affirming no Indian passport applied or required since February 2017
Duly filled application form
Printed & signed copy of the declaration form
Original Indian Passport (Expired passport)
Self-attested photocopy of Indian passport (All used pages)
Two recent 50 mm * 50 mm size photographs.
Self-attested photocopy of the current British / Foreign Passport
Self-attested photocopy of British / Foreign Naturalisation certificate
Special Delivery Envelope x 2

For my wife's surrender of Indian passport (Application made in representation by myself):

Cover Letter affirming I would represent her on the day of the appointment.
Duly filled application form
Printed & signed copy of the declaration form
Original Indian Passport (1 Expired & 1 Active Passport)
Self-attested photocopy of Indian passport (All used pages)
Two recent 50 mm * 50 mm size photographs.
Self-attested photocopy of the current British / Foreign Passport
Self-attested photocopy of British / Foreign Naturalisation certificate
Special Delivery Envelope x 2
It looks good. They will need only 1 Special Delivery Envelope, not 2. Also its better to take original British Passport and Original Naturalisation Certificate with you to VFS office for their verification although they will keep self attested photocopies only.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by dontringthebell » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:12 pm

takdeerwala wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:16 am


It looks good. They will need only 1 Special Delivery Envelope, not 2. Also its better to take original British Passport and Original Naturalisation Certificate with you to VFS office for their verification although they will keep self attested photocopies only.
Thanks
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by dontringthebell » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:12 pm

takdeerwala wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:16 am


It looks good. They will need only 1 Special Delivery Envelope, not 2. Also its better to take original British Passport and Original Naturalisation Certificate with you to VFS office for their verification although they will keep self attested photocopies only.
Thanks takdeerwala
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by dontringthebell » Wed May 02, 2018 8:29 pm

Two surrender of passport applications self and wife

Application Date : 02/05/2018
Postal / In-person: In-person
VFS office: VFS London Goswell
Application sent to High Commission: 02/05/2018
HCI issued surrender certificate :
Online Status (processed) / received at VFS:
Received Surrender certificate:
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by paru.org » Sun May 06, 2018 10:45 pm

Hi

>>>>They will need only 1 Special Delivery Envelope,>>>
they said 2 on their website, shouldl i take 1 or 2? pls confirm??

not 2
takdeerwala wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:16 am
dontringthebell wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:09 am
Would really appreciate if someone could review the following:

My only Indian passport expired in February 2017. I have been naturalised as of 7th March 2018 and would be obtaining my naturalisation certificate and British passport shortly. I intend to apply for surrendering my Indian passport after receiving my British passport next month. Kindly confirm if the following documents would be sufficient.

Cover Letter affirming no Indian passport applied or required since February 2017
Duly filled application form
Printed & signed copy of the declaration form
Original Indian Passport (Expired passport)
Self-attested photocopy of Indian passport (All used pages)
Two recent 50 mm * 50 mm size photographs.
Self-attested photocopy of the current British / Foreign Passport
Self-attested photocopy of British / Foreign Naturalisation certificate
Special Delivery Envelope x 2

For my wife's surrender of Indian passport (Application made in representation by myself):

Cover Letter affirming I would represent her on the day of the appointment.
Duly filled application form
Printed & signed copy of the declaration form
Original Indian Passport (1 Expired & 1 Active Passport)
Self-attested photocopy of Indian passport (All used pages)
Two recent 50 mm * 50 mm size photographs.
Self-attested photocopy of the current British / Foreign Passport
Self-attested photocopy of British / Foreign Naturalisation certificate
Special Delivery Envelope x 2
It looks good. They will need only 1 Special Delivery Envelope, not 2. Also its better to take original British Passport and Original Naturalisation Certificate with you to VFS office for their verification although they will keep self attested photocopies only.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by takdeerwala » Mon May 07, 2018 10:51 am

1 A4 Special Delivery envelope for Surrender of Indian passport application. For OCI application 2 but that is a different procedure.
1 for Surrender application. Nowhere on their VFS website they are saying that you need 2 envelopes.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by dontringthebell » Fri May 11, 2018 5:04 pm

update
dontringthebell wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Two surrender of passport applications self and wife

Application Date : 02/05/2018
Postal / In-person: In-person
VFS office: VFS London Goswell
Application sent to High Commission: 02/05/2018
HCI issued surrender certificate : 11/05/2018
Online Status (processed) / received at VFS:11/05/2018
Received Surrender certificate:
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by dontringthebell » Sat May 12, 2018 7:59 pm

update

Two surrender of passport applications self and wife

Application Date : 02/05/2018
Postal / In-person: In-person
VFS office: VFS London Goswell
Application sent to High Commission: 02/05/2018
HCI issued surrender certificate : 11/05/2018
Online Status (processed) / received at VFS:11/05/2018
Received Surrender certificate:12/05/2018

Unfortunately they mentioned my wife's maiden name on surrender certificate, I've sent an email to Indian High Commission right away, though being Saturday I only hope and expect to get a response next week.

When would this misery end.
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by takdeerwala » Wed May 16, 2018 10:54 am

Oh What was the name on submitted Indian Passport ? Maiden ? different then Citizenship certificate ?

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by dontringthebell » Fri May 18, 2018 11:13 am

takdeerwala wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:54 am
Oh What was the name on submitted Indian Passport ? Maiden ? different then Citizenship certificate ?
My wifes passport carries her maiden name as well as her married name as an observation.

can you also tell me do married women's surrender certificate carry their fathers name or husbands name.

I've been told as long as passport carries fathers name same appears on the surrender certificate. the logic provided was wife can divorce and re marry hence last name can change however, fathers name would remain same. '
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by takdeerwala » Fri May 18, 2018 3:33 pm

It should be Surname or Last name mentioned in the Passport as well as citizenship certificate. You can call it Maidens name or Father's name ( few states in India has this system of father name as surname/Last name). Keep it like this only, changing will unnecessarily complicate and delay things. You will have to deal with name changing in Indian passport, British passport, Surrender certificate, OCI card !!! Is it that important to put husband name (change surname) ??

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by dontringthebell » Fri May 18, 2018 4:40 pm

takdeerwala wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 3:33 pm
It should be Surname or Last name mentioned in the Passport as well as citizenship certificate. You can call it Maidens name or Father's name ( few states in India has this system of father name as surname/Last name). Keep it like this only, changing will unnecessarily complicate and delay things. You will have to deal with name changing in Indian passport, British passport, Surrender certificate, OCI card !!! Is it that important to put husband name (change surname) ??
I think you didn't get me

My wife's name printed on Indian Passport is Mrs FFFF MMMM(Maiden Name), further on page number n they made an observation and changed her name to Mrs FFFF MMMM HHHH (Married Name) way back in 2010. This is the name her British passport, naturalization certificate, driving license, our marriage certificate and every other document carry.

Indian high commission have mentioned Miss FFFF MMMM on surrender certificate. This part they agreed to correct to married name as Mrs FFFF MMMM HHHH as a mistake on their part.

Also there is a place to mention father/husband's name in full on surrender certificate where they mentioned her father's name.

I'm trying to confirm if it's normal for them to mention father's name for married woman or husband's name.
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by takdeerwala » Sat May 19, 2018 1:40 pm

Oh now I get it. Its great that Indian High Commission agreed to their mistake and are now putting Name after marriage on Surrender Certificate instead of Maiden Name. This is the name in British Passport, Citizenship certificate too. I dont see any problem in keeping fathers name also in the certificate, probably they took it from the Indian Passport which was done before marriage. That will not cause any problem. Now you need to apply for OCI where both the names in British Passport as well as Surrender certificate are same- name after marriage.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by dontringthebell » Sun May 20, 2018 9:14 pm

takdeerwala wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Oh now I get it. Its great that Indian High Commission agreed to their mistake and are now putting Name after marriage on Surrender Certificate instead of Maiden Name. This is the name in British Passport, Citizenship certificate too. I dont see any problem in keeping fathers name also in the certificate, probably they took it from the Indian Passport which was done before marriage. That will not cause any problem. Now you need to apply for OCI where both the names in British Passport as well as Surrender certificate are same- name after marriage.
It is irrelevant with regards to OCI, I want to know what is the convention, to mention father's name or husband's name on married woman's surrender certificate.
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by takdeerwala » Mon May 21, 2018 12:00 pm

dontringthebell wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:14 pm
takdeerwala wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Oh now I get it. Its great that Indian High Commission agreed to their mistake and are now putting Name after marriage on Surrender Certificate instead of Maiden Name. This is the name in British Passport, Citizenship certificate too. I dont see any problem in keeping fathers name also in the certificate, probably they took it from the Indian Passport which was done before marriage. That will not cause any problem. Now you need to apply for OCI where both the names in British Passport as well as Surrender certificate are same- name after marriage.
It is irrelevant with regards to OCI, I want to know what is the convention, to mention father's name or husband's name on married woman's surrender certificate.
Convention is to put Father's name "Son of" or "Daughter of". This is how I have seen Surrender Certificates.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by dontringthebell » Mon May 21, 2018 1:02 pm

takdeerwala wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:00 pm
dontringthebell wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:14 pm
takdeerwala wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Oh now I get it. Its great that Indian High Commission agreed to their mistake and are now putting Name after marriage on Surrender Certificate instead of Maiden Name. This is the name in British Passport, Citizenship certificate too. I dont see any problem in keeping fathers name also in the certificate, probably they took it from the Indian Passport which was done before marriage. That will not cause any problem. Now you need to apply for OCI where both the names in British Passport as well as Surrender certificate are same- name after marriage.
It is irrelevant with regards to OCI, I want to know what is the convention, to mention father's name or husband's name on married woman's surrender certificate.
Convention is to put Father's name "Son of" or "Daughter of". This is how I have seen Surrender Certificates.
Thanks
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by dontringthebell » Thu May 24, 2018 2:52 pm

update

Two surrender of passport applications self and wife

Application Date: 02/05/2018
Postal / In-person: In-person
VFS office: VFS London Goswell
Application sent to High Commission: 02/05/2018
HCI issued surrender certificate: 11/05/2018
Online Status (processed) / received at VFS:11/05/2018
Received Surrender certificate:12/05/2018
Received Surrender certificate after correction for wife: 23/05/2018
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by hippo » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:53 pm

Hi everyone

Sorry if it is obvious to everyone else, but in the form it asks for place of issue for the British passport and I can’t find it anywhere on the passport. Did anyone else have this problem ?

Also has anyone sent an A4 envelope with their special delivery envelope to make sure the certificate doesn’t get crumpled in the post ? The sliver packet looks really flimsy to me to send on its own !

Thanks

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