Same Day or Express service is available for applicants required to travel urgently for business reasons ONLY. Applicants may choose any available appointment but we can submit at anytime no problem.
Note: India VFS Global Centre accept applications on all working days (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) from 08:30 to 11:00 am ONLY
All original documents must be in D&V office no later than 9.30m for Same Day Submission however, any applications arrives after that will be submitted the following day - unless it's a public holiday.
- Same Day: Collection is between 18.00 to 19.00 pm which will pass delivery time via normal post unless its meet and greet service or delivery to London Airports.
- Next Working Day: Delivery will only happen after 9.30 am the following day.
- 3 Working Days: Normal Delivery after collection.
All processing times are considered after the day of submission and unless its Same Day - Considering Appointment date being booked.
"Please note that the validity of visa starts from the date of issue and not from the date of travel"
Applications in the following categories may take longer to be processed, when submitted in person at the centre:
- Non-UK passport holders residing in the UK for less than two years. (Minimum 6-8 working days).
- Where clearance from India is mandatory
- Nationals or origin of Pakistan (up to 7-8 weeks)
- Nationals of Sri Lanka, China, Bangladesh, Afghanistan & UK Travel documents. (Minimum 15 working days)
- Regular Cases may take a minimum of 3 to 5 working days.
- In addition, if the High Commission or the Consulate General requires an applicant to attend an interview, D&V will contact the applicant and inform the date and time of the interview accordingly.
Please Note: That this list is not exhaustive and does not guarantee a visa. The High Commission of India or its Consulates reserve the right to ask for additional documents if required.
ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN FULL COLOUR AND OF HIGH QUALITY. IMAGES TAKEN BY MOBILE PHONES CAMERAS AND SUCH ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REFUSED IF THESE CONDITIONS ARE NOT MET.