The High Commission has outsourced Visa / Passport / Select Consular service surrender to the United Kingdom (Cox & Kings in the United States) and VFS in the UK.

It means: you can’t send your application for the renunciation of your Indian citizenship directly to the High Commission – it must be through VFS.

At the VFS application centres, you may submit your application to cancel Indian passengers in person.If you do not receive a pre-booked appointment, your application will not be accepted.

How to book an appointment for a surrender certificate for OCI Visa card 

When booking an appointment to surrender your Indian passport, the steps are as follows·      

Step 1  Click on this link Schedule an appointment from the VFS website

Step 2  Click on Schedule Appointment

Step 3 Choose your most convenient VAC and services  to Surrender your Passport. Please select the date and time on the next screen.

The centres you can choose for your VFS appointment:  

  • Birmingham
  •  Belfast
  •  London-Hounslow
  •  London-Goswell
  •  Glasgow
  •  Edinburgh
  •  Cardiff
  •  Bradford
  •  Manchester
  •  Liverpool
  •  Leicester

Now check your mailbox and you’ll receive a confirmation email with the confirmation letter of the appointment.

To know the procedure on the day of the appointment of surrender certificate click here

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