Send your Printed visa application form, any additional documents duly completed & signed directly to our postal application centre.
Two recent 50*50 size photographs. Please check the New Photo Specification.

Visa Application- Submissision by Post
All applicants must fill the ONLINE FORM and send the printed application form along with the documents checklists.

Kindly download/view the Postal Checklist for visa applications before you proceed.

All applicants submitting visa application via post must select “UK-LONDON” as “INDIAN MISSION” while filling the online form. Application forms filled for other Indian Missions (Birmingham/Edinburgh) in the UK WILL NOT be accepted at the postal application centre for Indian visa. All the supporting documents/letters should be addressed to the High Commission of India, London.

Centralised Postal Processing Centre

With Effect from the 22nd of April 2009, all postal applications are processed at our centralised Postal Unit below.

Hayes
India Visa Application Centre
1-3, Canalside,
Uxbridge Road
Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0JN

All the applicants are requested to download the Checklists for the respective VISA CATEGORIES and send the requisite documents along with the visa applications as per the Checklists.

Please check details below before you post your visa application. Postal Process

You can complete your visa application form online.
You could make the Payment Online or send a Postal order favouring "V F Services (UK) Ltd" with the visa fees and service charges.
Please ensure that you have fulfilled the additional documents required if any and submit it along with the application.
Send your Printed visa application form, any additional documents duly completed & signed directly to our postal application centre.
Two recent 50*50 size photographs. Please check the New Photo Specification.
Postal applications need a minimum of 10 working days to be processed. This does not include the period they are in transit to and from the High Commission or the Consulate General.
Incomplete applications or applications with insufficient funds will not be processed and shall be returned. All the applicants are requested to remove their passport covers/ leather pouches while sending their passports along with their visa applications. VFS will not be responsible for loss/misplace of passport covers.

Passport Return Procedure

Self addressed Special Delivery Envelope (SDE) for return of one processed passport per envelope
if you're unable to send the SDE envelope, VFS can arrange to return your documents through secured delivery by DX secure , the UK’s leading independent courier and Mail Company for a nominal charge of £10.20 (inclusive of VAT) which has to be paid along with the Visa fees and Service fees.
India Visa application centre in Hayes has been using DX secure for returning the documents to the applicants who wish to buy the envelope from us for a nominal charge of £10.20 (inclusive of VAT). DX secure www.thedx.co.uk offer a trusted, reliable and secure service with a signed for delivery by the recipient. This service will be accordingly extended to all India Visa application centres in the UK and it is not affected by the Royal mail strike

Please Note:

The postal application will take 1-2 additional days due to the Re-direction of post from our Birmingham and Edinburgh centres to the Centralised Postal Unit at Hayes
Application once sent in post cannot be withdrawn unless there is an emergency for which documentary evidence shall be required
You could send your application through Royal Mail Special delivery service or a courier in order to avoid any loss in transit. VF Services UK Ltd., will not bear responsibility for any loss in transit
A maximum of one processed passport shall be returned in one envelope.
You are requested to pay the charges for the same along with the visa fees and VFS service charges
Do not send cash or credit card details along with your application via post. If a family or a group is applying for a visa together, they can pay the visa fees and the service charges for all the members by one draft or postal order
VFS Services UK Ltd, shall not bear responsibility for any delays in postal transit or loss in transit owing to third party involved
Please finalize your travel arrangements only after you obtain an appropriate visa