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jojo001
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by jojo001 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:28 pm

My wife got her british passport and we surrendered her Indian passport via VFS.

The process was very smooth and she got her surrender certificate and old Indian passport in just over a week.

What I noticed is that there is no cancellation stamp on her Indian passport.

Have they stopped putting a cancellation stamp on the indian passports now?

When I surrendered my Indian passport a few years ago it came back with a cancellation stamp.

Vish15
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Vish15 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:18 pm

Hi
I did my passport surrender application recently and I got my passport today with cancellation stamp and dated on the page 1 itself when you open the passport.
jojo001 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:28 pm
My wife got her british passport and we surrendered her Indian passport via VFS.

The process was very smooth and she got her surrender certificate and old Indian passport in just over a week.

What I noticed is that there is no cancellation stamp on her Indian passport.

Have they stopped putting a cancellation stamp on the indian passports now?

When I surrendered my Indian passport a few years ago it came back with a cancellation stamp.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport Timeline

Post by Vish15 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:24 pm

I submitted my surrender application on 3rd December walk-in at Goswell Road. It took 4 to 5 hours to get my turn but it just took 5mins to submit application. They just took self attrested photocopies of naturalisation certificate, British passport and Indian passport original and photocopies of all used pages.

I got my passport and certificate dated 6th December delivered 10th December so it took exactly 1week (5 working days).

jojo001
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by jojo001 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:22 am

Thanks for the update Vish.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by mpandey » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:38 pm

Application Date : 17/02/2020
Postal / In-person: In-person
VFS office: VFS London Goswell Road
HCI issued surrender certificate : 20/02/2020
Online Status (processed): 21/02/2020 - email received
Received Surrender certificate: 22/02/2020

xebec
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by xebec » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:59 am

jojo001 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:28 pm
My wife got her british passport and we surrendered her Indian passport via VFS.

The process was very smooth and she got her surrender certificate and old Indian passport in just over a week.

What I noticed is that there is no cancellation stamp on her Indian passport.

Have they stopped putting a cancellation stamp on the indian passports now?

When I surrendered my Indian passport a few years ago it came back with a cancellation stamp.
You might want to get that passport cancelled stamp to avoid future issues.

Siliconductor
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Siliconductor » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:17 pm

Hi Everyone

Given the consulate is shut and VFS is not accepting any applications does anyone know whether the 90 day grace period for surrendering the passport would be extended. Is anyone else in the same situation?

Nikhil

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Sdhawan » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:10 pm

Hi - I am wondering if someone could please help.
I have the British passport as well as the Indian passport. Was meant to surrender Indian passport last week, however as the VFS is closed, I couldn't.
My ques is:
1) I have to travel post 15th April to India, if they open international borders, please if someone could confirm if I could fly with Indian and British passport? And if yes, then the arrival stamp in India would be on my Indian passport and the arrival stamp in UK would be on British passport, would that cause any issues?
2) can I surrender my Indian passport in India, apply for OCI in India and then fly back to UK? And if I do so, do I have to pay any penalty for surrendering it in India and not UK?

Thanks.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Siliconductor » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:23 pm

Hi Everyone

Received the following update from VFS..Does this mean they will postpone the time required to surrender a passport? As per below you cant surrender.

Dear Applicant,
In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in UK & keeping in mind the safety of all our applicants and staff members, effective 24 March, All India Visa & Consular Service Application Centres in UK will remain closed until further notice. Information regarding the reopening of Centres will be published on the VFS Website (https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk/) and please refer to the website for regular updates.

Regards

Thank you & Regards,

Information Service Desk

VF Services (UK) Limited

Nikhil

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Siliconductor » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:38 am

Did anyone get a reply or further update from the high commission?

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by xebec » Sat May 16, 2020 8:56 am

Siliconductor wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:23 pm
Does this mean they will postpone the time required to surrender a passport? As per below you cant surrender.
They would have to honour the time period when they are closed as these are unprecedented times.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by xebec » Sat May 16, 2020 9:02 am

Sdhawan wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:10 pm
Hi - I am wondering if someone could please help.
I have the British passport as well as the Indian passport. Was meant to surrender Indian passport last week, however as the VFS is closed, I couldn't.
My ques is:
1) I have to travel post 15th April to India, if they open international borders, please if someone could confirm if I could fly with Indian and British passport? And if yes, then the arrival stamp in India would be on my Indian passport and the arrival stamp in UK would be on British passport, would that cause any issues?
2) can I surrender my Indian passport in India, apply for OCI in India and then fly back to UK? And if I do so, do I have to pay any penalty for surrendering it in India and not UK?

Thanks.
If you've just obtained British citizenship, you can fly to India on the Indian passport as they have a three month grace period to travel on the Indian passport. I suggest you surrender the passport in the UK to avoid complications exiting India. The Indian government will have no record of you entering on that British passport number. I am not sure how well their systems are linked, but for a foreigner exiting without a date of entry: - be prepared for lots of questioning at outbound immigration.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Siliconductor » Sat May 16, 2020 5:11 pm

Thanks..Does anyone know when VFS is likely to open given the new government guidelines?

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Siliconductor » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:06 pm

Is anyone able to get appointments?

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by alokpanda123 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:59 am

Hi team,
Apologies if I am being naive - can we do renunciation and OCI application together?

xebec
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by xebec » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:21 am

alokpanda123 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:59 am
Hi team,
Apologies if I am being naive - can we do renunciation and OCI application together?
No - you need the renunciation documents to attach to your OCI application.

xebec
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by xebec » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:21 am

alokpanda123 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:59 am
Hi team,
Apologies if I am being naive - can we do renunciation and OCI application together?
No - you need the renunciation documents to attach to your OCI application.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by anv1 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:11 am

It’s strange that they are taking appointments for OCI but not surrender of passport. I have emailed the embassy and VFS, but no reply.
Anybody got any updates?

Sdhawan
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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by Sdhawan » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:15 pm

anv1 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:11 am
It’s strange that they are taking appointments for OCI but not surrender of passport. I have emailed the embassy and VFS, but no reply.
Anybody got any updates?
Exactly! That is really stupid of them. Should start with surrender of passport too. I sent around 4 emails, no reply at all. Not sure when are they going to start the visa service and surrender of passport. Keep us posted, if you hear anything from them. Thanks.

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Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Post by anandb » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:18 am

Hi, any updates on Indian passport surrender to start the OCI application process? Has anyone heard anything from Indian High Commission on when they are going to resume services?

Thank you,
A

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