British nationals require visas for India.
All applicants are required to fill the valid online visa application form through the authorized website and lodge their applications with our sole service partner M/s VF Services UK. High Commission of India and the Consulates will not be responsible for transactions made with any other websites or agents. For more information please visit http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk
You can find information on the Indian visa application process here.
The High Commission of India, London accepts visa applications only through VF Services UK Ltd.
The High Commission of India, London and Consulate General of India, Birmingham and Edinburgh have outsourced their visa services to the external service provider M/S VF Services UK Ltd.
For more information please check link http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk.
Only Diplomatic/Official/UN passport holders and applicants seeking Emergency Visa may approach the High Commission directly.
For regular visa applicants, VF Service UK Ltd. is running two (earlier, three) Indian Visa Application Centre (IVACs) in London at:-
(i) 142-148 Goswell Road,
London EC1V 1DE
(ii) 1-3 Canalside, Uxbridge Road, Hayes UB4 0JN
The third centre in London located at 60-62 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V 1DE, which was functional till July 15, 2013 has been temporarily closed down for logistic reasons. It is expected to reopen soon, possibly at a different location.
All Postal Applications may please be addressed to India Visa Application Centre, VF Services (UK) Ltd.: 1-3 Canalside, Uxbridge Road, Hayes UB4 0JN, UK.
Since 2010, it is now mandatory for any visa applicant to fill the online visa application form. The option of any handwritten / manually filled application is no longer available. For the link to the online visa application form please check www.indianvisaonline.gov.in or http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/mandatory.html.
For prior appointment and details please check http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk
Visa helpline: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone No.09057570045 (Mon to Fri) (8:30 hrs 17:30 GMT) charges apply
Once the form has been filled online, please take a printout and deposit at one of the India Visa Application Centre.
Application can be deposited with M/S VF Services (UK) - Indian Visa Application Centre (listed above); either
For rates of all types of visa please refer to web-site: http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk
The VF Services (UK) Ltd. has been authorised to charge a service fee of GB Pounds 07.70 plus prevailing VAT charges @20% per application over and above the visa fee of the High Commission. Postal/Bank/agency charges, wherever applicable, will be additional, to be borne by the applicant.