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VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by field_test12 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:14 am

Hi Guys,

Did anyone managed to get the appointment, Checking all the time not a single slot is coming up.

Link is right?
https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment/

Calling London Office didn't pick up the phone.

Request Moderators to please don't lock the thread, Most of us struggling to get the apppointment need some place to discuss/share.

Thanks

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by lad 14 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:48 am

Hi,
can you share what number you been calling to ?
Thanks

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by field_test12 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:00 am

+44 203 793 8629*
+44 203 788 4666*

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by field_test12 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:06 am

Did it worked for you?

Do they giving the bookings on call?

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by lad 14 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:51 am

No, going straight to the voicemail.
I have emailed them, and left a message on facebook messenger

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by field_test12 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:00 pm

Same here no response

Not sure how to get the appointment.

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by harps9191 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:14 am

has anyone able to book an appointment? this is so frustrating, nothing ever available.

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Post by Abxnair » Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:58 pm

I send an email two days back and got the following reply. Not very helpful, though.
Dear Sir,

Consular
service appointments were opened on 24/02/2021 and due to huge demand, most of the appointments have got booked quickly.

Please keep checking https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment_home/
regularly for new and cancelled appointment slots. Further appointment slots would open shortly. Kindly
check on a day to day basis for any cancellation or next available date.

Dates
strike off in RED :- Already booked
Date
in Grey:- Dates yet to release for booking.
Date
in RED:- Bank Holidays/Public holiday

Thanks & Regards
Public Response Unit
High Commission of India
India House, Aldwych
London
WC2B 4NA

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by krisv » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:15 pm

Hi all,

I managed to book an appointment last week, though in Birmingham as it is my jurisdiction. I have been waiting since the pandemic started (when I obtained my UK citizenship) to get an appointment to surrender my Indian passport.

Couple of points to note:

1. If you are calling VFS, especially if it goes to voicemail, keep trying again. Their system is not setup to directly put you on hold

2. Appointments seem to be opened up at random times of the day, but primarily in the evenings, around 5 pm ish.

The demand is currently high as there are quite a few of us waiting to surrender passports or apply of OCI etc where UK Citizenship services have been operational but Indian Consulate has not been. All I can suggest is keep checking every 20 to 30 mins or so and hopefully you would be able to find a slot.

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by field_test12 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:49 pm

Thanks for all the info

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by ITGraduate » Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:02 pm

[quote=krisv post_id=1996589 time=1615385753 user_id=142602]
Hi all,

I managed to book an appointment last week, though in Birmingham as it is my jurisdiction. I have been waiting since the pandemic started (when I obtained my UK citizenship) to get an appointment to surrender my Indian passport.

Couple of points to note:

1. If you are calling VFS, especially if it goes to voicemail, keep trying again. Their system is not setup to directly put you on hold

2. Appointments seem to be opened up at random times of the day, but primarily in the evenings, around 5 pm ish.

The demand is currently high as there are quite a few of us waiting to surrender passports or apply of OCI etc where UK Citizenship services have been operational but Indian Consulate has not been. All I can suggest is keep checking every 20 to 30 mins or so and hopefully you would be able to find a slot.
[/quote]


Hello There,

Glad to know you have booked an appointment. Could you clarify my queries please?

1- Can I book in London as I cant get any appointments for birmingham. I live in Birmingham

2- Did you book the appointment by phone or my the link below
https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment_home/

3- What time did you see the appointments online to book for Birmingham?

Kindly Response

Thanks!

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by ITGraduate » Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:05 pm

Hello Again,

I need to update/renew my 5 yr old sons OCI as he had a new UK passport

Can I select PCC and other miscellaneous services or do I have to select OCI option, If i select OCI option I see no dates even in london

Thanks!

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by harps9191 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:01 pm

just managed to book one for Birmingham 5 mins ago. Their website is extremely slow at the moment. if anyone is reading this, hurry up.

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by santa » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:13 am

Hi all

Quick question- my county is Buckinghamshire and according to jurisdiction I should book an appointment at either London- Hounslow or Goswell. But no appointments available. However there are lots of appointments for Birmingham and Leicester center. So I was wondering if I can apply to surrender my Indian passport in either Birmingham or Leicester

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by rons4174 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:32 am

Has anyone been able to book appointments lately? If there is a specific time that you should be trying to book an appointment like a certain date/time as I am trying to book an appointment now and everything is showing as red.

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Post by mesn » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:09 pm

12 IST. Appointments are available with 6 weeks lag. HCI is flexible now with VFS office. One can go to any of the centers.
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Re: VFS Appointment - reissue Indian passport

Post by nbsahoo » Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:44 am

Hi all,

Has anybody being able to successfully book the appointment at Birmingham ? I don't see any slots available in coming weeks. Should I wait ? Any suggestions please ?

Best wishes,
Niladri.

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Re: VFS Appointment - reissue Indian passport

Post by nbsahoo » Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:05 am

Dear all,

Can anybody (who has applied recently) tell me how long it does take to get the reissued passport after submitting the application ? The website says 4-5 weeks, but does it take longer or shorter time ?

Best wishes,
Niladri.

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Re: VFS Appointment - Surrender Indian passport

Post by Jesbeth2015 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:33 pm

Which passport number should I give while booking appointment online for surrendering Indian passport ?is it Indian or British passport number .please reply anyone .

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