In India

Visa Application Centre

You should normally apply at the VFS Global visa application centre in or closest to, the state in which you are documented as being resident.
Please note:
For security reasons we cannot allow applicant's friends, relatives or other associates into the visa application centre. Applicants who have a disability or who are physically challenged are permitted to bring somebody to assist them.

 

North India
Delhi

Mezzanine Floor, Baba Kadak Singh Marg,
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station,
Connaught Place,
New Delhi 110001, India

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 18:00



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GURGAON PREMIUM LOUNGE

ILD Trade Centre, Fourth Floor,
Sector 47,Sohna Road
Gurgaon - 122001

Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 16:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 16:00

Please note that this is only Premium Lounge Service for a fee of INR 3990 above the Visa Fee and any other applicable fee

 

Chandigarh

SCO 62 63, Sector 8 C, near Hotel Icon and Times of India office
Madhya Marg,
Chandigarh 160018

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 14:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 14:00



 

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West India
Mumbai South

Express Tower, Fourth Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 11:00 – 18:00

 

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Mumbai North

Trade Centre, ‘G’ Block,Ground Floor, Next to Regus office, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400 051

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 11:00 – 18:00



 

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Pune

Office No. 305, Gera 77, next to Bishops Co-Ed School, Kalyani Nagar,
Pune 411014

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 14:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 15:00



 

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Ahmedabad

Unit No. ( 1 & 2 ), First floor Bhikhubhai Chambers, opp. Bharat Petroleum, near Kochrab Ashram Ashram Road, Paldi, Ahmedabad 380009

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 14:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 14:00




 

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South India
Chennai

Fagun Towers, Second Floor, No 74,Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai - 600 008

08:00 - 15:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 15:00

 

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Bangalore

Unit No. 302 & 303, Second Floor, Level 3, Prestige Atrium No 1, behind Palmgroove Military Canteen and opposite to Empire Hotel , Central Street,Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore - 560001

08:00 - 15:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 15:00


 

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Hyderabad

8-2-700 3rd Floor , Sride Anushka Pride

Opposite to Ratnadeep Super Market

Banjara Hills Road No 12 , Hyderabad 500034


08:00 -15:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 15:00




 

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Cochin

S&T Arcade,Kurisupally Road,Ravipuram, Cochin – 682016

08:00 -15:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 15:00




 

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East India
Kolkata

UK Visa application center, Fifth floor, RENE tower, Plot No. AA-I, 1842, Rajdanga Main Road,Kasba, Kolkata 700107

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 14:00

Passport Collection: Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 16:00





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GOA (USER PAY)

Visa application center, Gera Imperium - I, Office No 301, 3rd Floor, Patto, Panjim, Goa – 403001

The UK has expanded the visa service offered in Goa and the UK Visa Application Centre (VAC) will now open on the second Wednesday of each month.

Customers will be able to apply for their visas on all routes.

Customers will need to pay GBP 55 (Rs.4675 ) on top of the cost of the visa to use this more convenient application centre, which is inclusive of courier services to return documents.

The visa application centre in Goa will be open from 09:00 until 17:30 on the second Wednesday of each month (Except public holidays/closure)

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Jalandhar (USER PAY)

Lower
Ground Floor,
MIDAS Corporate Park,
Plot No. 37, G.T. Road, opposite Jalandhar Bus Stand,
Jalandhar - 144001

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 14:00

Passport collection: Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 14:00

Please note that this is a user pay VAC and has a fee of GBP 55 (INR 4675 ) over and above the Visa Fee and any other applicable fee.

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JAIPUR (USER PAY)

Manglam Ambition Tower,1st Floor Agrasen Circle (Malan Ka Chauraha), Subhash Marg C Scheme, Jaipur- 302001

Schedule – Tuesday & Thursday only, 09:00 – 15:00


Please note that this is a user pay VAC and has a fee of GBP 55 (Rs 4675 .) over and above the Visa Fee and any other applicable fee.

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LUCKNOW (USER PAY)

Golden Tulip Lucknow

6 Station Road,

Lucknow – 226001, India.

Timings -  09:30 - 17:00

This service will currently be available on the third Tuesday of every month.

Applicants can use this service for a fee of INR 8499 on top of the visa fee. The user pay fee includes courier service to return documents.

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  • What is a user pay visa application centre?

    A user pay visa application centre opens on a part time basis for less than 3 days a week. For an additional service fee, you will be able to enroll your biometric information and submit your application in a more convenient location. VFS manages a user pay visa application centre in Goa for UK Visas & Immigration in India - You do not have to pay this fee if you are exempt from the visa application fee.

  • Do I have to apply in a user pay visa application centre and pay the extra fee?

    No, you are free to travel to the nearest free to use visa application centre.

  • How do I apply?

    The “how to apply page” of the VFS website contains more information about how to make your appointment. You will be provided with the full address and operating times when you receive your appointment confirmation email.

    Firstly, complete a UK visa application. All applications must be completed on line on the following website – www.GOV.UK. The appropriate visa fee must also be paid on line at the time of application.

  • How much will an applicant have to pay?

    The new global fee for User Pays visa application centres is GBP 55.

  • What will happen when I attend for my appointment?

    When you attend your appointment, you:

    • Should arrive 15 minutes before your appointment ( if you are late you will need to reschedule your appointment ); and
    • Provide your biometric data.
    • Deposit your passport, application form and supporting documents in a drop box ready for collection by a courier.

    The application will then be sent to UK Visas & Immigration.

  • What supporting documentation do I require?

    The UK Visas & Immigration website, www.GOV.UK, will provide information on the requirements for entry to the UK.

  • What should I bring with me?

    When you attend your appointment, you should bring

    • Your appointment confirmation, visa fee receipt and user pay visa application centre service fee receipt.
    • A valid passport or travel document with at least 1 page that is blank on both sides.
    • 1 recent passport-sized (45mm x 35mm) colour photograph of your face, which meets the requirements in UKVI’s photograph guidance required only for applicant’s exempt from giving biometrics
    • A printout of your online application form, signed and dated.
    • If you are applying under the points-based system, a completed self-assessment form, signed and dated.
    • Any supporting documents relevant to your application. If the originals are not in English you must provide the original documents as well as a translation in English.
  • How will my passport be returned to me?

    Your passport and supporting documents provided will be couriered back to you once a decision has been made on your application by UK Visas & Immigration. You will be required to provide a complete address for a return courier delivery. The courier return is included in the user pay visa application centre service fee.

  • What should I do if I cannot attend the user pay visa application centre on the appointed date?

    If you need to cancel your appointment and apply for a full refund, you are required to provide 48 hours’ notice. Please refer to Terms and Conditions and refund policy. Refunds are at the sole discretion of VFS Global and will be in line with the refund policy outlined in the user pay visa application centre Terms and Conditions. Refunds will not be given if the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the appointment.

  • What will happen if the user pay visa application centre is cancelled on the stipulated date?

    If VFS Global cancels your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, it will aim to give advance notice of one week and an alternative appointment will be offered. The next available appointment may be during the next scheduled user pay visa application centre. If no alternative slot is available, VFS Global will provide a full refund. The notice period does not include public holidays and weekends.

    If the user pay visa application centre is cancelled through no fault of VFS Global or the applicant, VFS Global will aim to offer an alternative appointment during the next scheduled date. If the alternative appointment is unacceptable or you wish to apply for a refund, please follow the instructions outlined in the terms and conditions.

  • What hours will the user pay visa application centre be open?

    The next user pay visa application centre schedule is yet to be decided. Kindly check the website for the next update.

  • Who can attend the user pay visa application centre?

    Only an applicant with a confirmed appointment will be able to attend the user pay visa application centre.

  • How long will my application take?

    This depends on the category of visa application, but UKVI aims to return 90% of visit visa applications within 15 days. Full details of the processing times can be found on UK Visas & Immigration website.

  • What is the date of the next user pay visa application centre?

    The next user pay visa application centre date is yet to be decided. Kindly check the website for next update.

PLEASE NOTE:

Applicants who do not present a valid booking confirmation and user pay visa application centre service payment receipt will not be permitted to enter the premises or make an application.

Customers with disabilities

All visa application centres have step-free access for wheelchairs. Applicants who have a disability or who have accessibility requirements are encouraged to bring someone to assist them. Lifts are also accessible for use where necessary. Please note that VFS Global staff will be available to assist any applicant with special needs.

Security information

Please note that access to the visa application centre is restricted to visa applicants only.  The only exceptions to this policy are:

  • Children less than 18 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This cannot be a member of the visa application centre staff.
  • Elderly, medically infirm or disabled applicants who require assistance in order to submit their applications. Applicants who fall into these categories should advise the security staff on arrival at the VAC.

Mobile phones are permitted in the visa application centre, but they must be switched to silent or vibrate mode.  They should be switched on before entering the VAC. Devices that cannot be switched on cannot be taken into the visa application centre.

Under no circumstances is photography, filming or audio recording permitted. Mobile phones have to be put away when you are dealing with our staff.

Only one airline cabin size bag 45 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm (18” x 12” x 8”) per applicant is permitted in the VAC . Larger bags cannot be taken into the visa application centre and must be stored elsewhere.

For security reasons the following items will not be permitted inside the visa application centre.

  • All battery operated or electronic items such cameras, tablets, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppies, laptops, or portable music players ,hard disk drive (HDDs), pen/thumb drives, spy devices, audio recorders, or other devices which can hinder the centre’s functioning
  • Sealed envelopes or packages.
  • Any inflammable item such as matchboxes/ lighters/ electric cigarettes /fuel.
  • Any sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail filers.
  • Weapons, weapon - like objects or explosive material of any kind.

Other items may be prohibited based on security staff discretion.

Please note: The visa application centre is unable to store prohibited items. Applicants should make other arrangements to store these belongings before they enter the visa application centre.

Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act prevents the UK visas and immigration and VFS Global from providing information about an application to anybody other than the individual visa applicant or their authorised representative