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(A) Applications for following Consular Services may please be submitted with prior appointment at the Consulate General of India (address: 2, Darnley Raod, Birmingham, B16 8TE) in person between 1000 hours and 1200 hours on all working days. For prior appointment please visit website https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment.php

 

  1. Attestation Execution of Power of Attorney (PoA)/ Affidavit for Civil/Property/Financial matters

For execution of the PoA / Affidavit (s) relating to civil /Property/ Financial matters, applicants/executants are required to visit the Consulate in person and have to sign the PoA/ Affidavit (s) before the Consular Officer. PoA/Affidavit (s) relating to civil matters are attested by the Consulate only if these are to be produced before authorities in INDIA. PoA/Affidavit (s) can be executed either on a plain paper or a stamp paper as per the applicant’s requirement or as advised by the applicant’s lawyer

 

Requirements:

  1. Online appointment. For prior appointment please visit website https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment.php

  2. Dully filled Miscellaneous Application form with one recent passport size photograph affixed. For Miscellaneous Application Form,  please visit the link 'Forms for Consular Services - https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/index.php?/page/display/68/67

  3. In case of Indian Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page (s) containing passport officer's observation(s) (if any).

  4. In case of Other Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy of the passport page(s) containing personal particulars of the passport holder.

  5. Proof of Residence: Any of the following self-attested documents viz. copy of utility bill (telephone bill/ electricity bill / gas bill/water bill or Council Tax bill) or Driving License or lease deed of residence etc. where the applicant’s UK address is clearly mentioned, should be provided.

  6. Visa Status: Self-attested copy of passport page with valid visa / Valid British Residence Permit Card (BRP card) showing the visa status should be enclosed.

  7. Power of Attorney Document: Recently drafted Power of Attorney (PoA) can either be on a plain paper or stamp paper as per your requirement or as advised by your lawyer and one set of copy (Copies) needs to be signed by the applicant (s) before the Consular Officer. Executant(s) of PoA are also required to affix one passport size photograph on the last page / at the end of the PoA near the place for his/her signature as an executant(s) and then make a photo copy of the PoA for retention by the High Commission.

  8. Witnesses: PoA needs to be witnessed and signed in person before the Consular Officer by two UK residents known to the executants(s). Names, UK address and valid passport particulars such as passport number, date of issue and place of issue needs to be clearly mentioned in the PoA. Witnesses need to produce their original passports at the time of signing of the PoA and one set of self-attested copy of the passport pages containing personal particulars of the witnesses need to be submitted along with the PoA. The witnesses to the PoA should not be amongst the beneficiaries of the PoA. 
    If both or any of the witnesses cannot come in person, one copy of witness’s/witnesses’ passport page (s) containing personal particulars of the witness/witnesses duly notarised by the notary public (not by solicitor or chartered accountant or post office) and PoA duly signed before Notary Public by the Executant(s) and Witness/ Witnesses need to be submitted.


  1. Affidavit: In the case of Affidavit(s), no witnesses are required. However, other procedural and documentation requirements as prescribed above would be required to be completed.

  2. Power of Attorney/ Affidavit for Court cases pending in India - Applicants have to provide a copy of Court case(s) to be lodged or pending against the executant/s.

  3. Fee: £17.00 Cash (payable in cash only). No Credit or Debit Card or Personal Cheque will be accepted. Please note that the fee is for each signature and stamp of the Consular Officer.

  4. A duplicate set of the application and all supporting documents as detailed above, may also be attached for Consulate’s record.

  5. Processing Time: Normally, same day. In case, the applicant can’t wait/stay during processing time, a self addressed envelope needs to be attached with the application so that the attested document can be dispatched to his/her address.

Please Note: The above are the general mandatory requirements. The applicant may be advised to submit some more documents, after scrutiny of the application and documents at the Consular Section, on a case-to-case basis.

 

CHECKLIST/ORDER OF DOCUMENTS FOR POWER OF ATTORNEY


  1. Miscellaneous service form duly signed with one passport sized photograph on top and right-hand side of the form. Link: https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/form_files/Form_Pdf_66.pdf

  2. Original and one copy of executants(s) applicant/s Valid passport/s (Copy must be self-attested) if Indian Passport holder, copies of first two pages and last two pages duly self-attested.

  3. Self-attested copy of passport page with valid visa / Valid British Residence Permit Card (BRP card) showing the visa status should be enclosed.

  4. Original and one copy executant’s /applicant’s proof of address.

  5. Original and one copy of two witnesses’ Valid passports with valid visa copies (BRP card) and copies of their proof of address.

  6. Original and one copy of Power of Attorney with one passport size photograph pasted on the last page of PoA near the place of executants’ signature. Please keep original PoA separate.

  7. The application and all supporting documents are to be submitted in duplicate (One with original POA alongwith above mentioned documents and one set of Xerox copies).

  8. All photocopies must be self-attested by the respective person.


Applicant/s Need to take an appointment for submission of application from online appointment system for Consular Services link https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment.php.

 

2Execution of Will/Gift Deed

For execution of Will/Gift Deed, applicant has to apply in person to the Consulate and sign the Will/Gift Deed before the Consular Officer. A Will/ Gift Deed can be executed at the Consulate only if the same is to be produced in INDIA.

 

Requirements:

  1. Online appointment: For prior appointment please visit website https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment.php

  2. Dully filled Miscellaneous Application form with one recent passport size photograph affixed. For Miscellaneous Application Form  please visit the link 'Forms for Consular Services - https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/index.php?/page/display/68/67
    In case of Indian Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page (s) containing passport officer's observation(s) (if any).

  3. In case of Other Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy of the passport page(s) containing personal particulars of the passport holder.

  4. Proof of Residence: Any of the following self-attested documents viz. copy of utility bill (telephone bill/ electricity bill /gas bill/water bill or Council Tax bill) or Driving License or lease deed of residence etc. where the applicant’s UK address is clearly mentioned, should be provided.

  5. Visa Status: Self-attested copy of passport page with valid visa / Valid British Residence Permit Card (BRP card) showing the visa status should be enclosed.

  6. Execution of Will/Gift Deed Document: Recently drafted Will/Gift Deed can either be on a plain paper or stamp paper as per your requirement or as advised by your lawyer and one set of copy (Copies) needs to be signed by the applicant (s) before the Consular Officer. Applicant/executants/donor of Will/Gift Deed is/are also required to affix one passport size photograph on the last page / at the end of the Will/Gift Deed near the place for his/her signature as an executant(s) and then make a photocopy of the Will/Gift Deed for retention by the Consulate.

  7. Witnesses: Will/Gift Deed needs to be witnessed and signed in person before the Consular Officer by two UK residents known to the executants(s). Names, UK address and valid passport particulars such as passport number, date of issue and place of issue needs to be clearly mentioned in the Will/Gift Deed. Witnesses need to produce their original passports at the time of signing of the Will/Gift Deed and one set of self-attested copy of the passport pages containing personal particulars of the witnesses need to be submitted along with the Will/Gift Deed. The witnesses should not be amongst the beneficiaries of the Will/Gift Deed. 
    If both or any of the witnesses cannot come in person, one copy of witness’s/witnesses’ passport page (s) containing personal particulars of the witness/witnesses duly notarised by the notary public (not by solicitor or chartered accountant or post office) and Will/Gift Deed duly signed before Notary Public by the Executant(s) and Witness/ Witnesses need to be submitted.

  1. The application and all supporting documents are to be submitted in duplicate (One with original Will/Gift deed alongwith above mentioned documents and one set of Xerox copies).

  1. Fee: £17.00 Cash (payable in cash only). No Credit or Debit card or Personal Cheque will be accepted. Please note that the fee is for each signature and stamp of the Consular Officer.

 

Processing Time: Normally, same day. In case, the applicant can’t wait/stay during processing time, a self addressed envelope needs to be attached with the application so that the attested document can be dispatched to his/her address.

Please Note: The above are the general mandatory requirements. The applicant may be advised to submit some more documents, after scrutiny of the application and documents at the Consular Section, on a case-to-case basis.

 

CHECKLIST/ORDER OF DOCUMENTS FOR Will/Gift Deed


  1. Miscellaneous service form duly signed with one passport sized photograph on top and right-hand side of the form. Link: https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/index.php?/page/display/68/67

  2. Original and one copy of applicant’s Valid passport/s (Copy must be self-attested).

  3. If Applicant is Indian Passport holder, copy of first two pages and last two pages of the Passport duly self-attested.

  4. Original and one copy of proof of address of the applicant.

  5. Original and one copy of two witness’s valid passports with copy of their address proof.

  6. Original and one copy of Will/Gift Deed with one passport size photograph pasted on the last page of Will/Gift Deed near the place of executants’ signature. Please keep original Will/Gift Deed separate.

  7. Two Passport size photographs.

  1. The application and all supporting documents are to be submitted in duplicate (One with original Will/Gift deed alongwith above mentioned documents and one set of Xerox copies).

  2. The application and all supporting documents are to be submitted in duplicate (One with original Will/Gift deed alongwith above mentioned documents and one set of Xerox copies)

  3. All photo copies must be self-attested by the respective person.

 

  1. Life Certificate for pension purpose or for any other purpose

An individual who requires a Life Certificate for the purpose of drawing pension in India (or if an individual is required to produce Life Certificate before authorities in India for any other purpose) may apply for this service. For this service, applicants have to apply in person only.

 

Requirements:

  1. Online appointment: For prior appointment please visit website https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment.php

  2. Dully filled Miscellaneous Application form with one recent passport size photograph affixed. For Miscellaneous Application Form  please visit the link 'Forms for Consular Services -  https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/index.php?/page/display/68/67

  3. In case of Indian Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page (s) containing passport officer's observation(s) (if any).

  4. In case of Other Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy of the passport page(s) containing personal particulars of the passport holder.

  5. Proof of Residence: Any of the following self-attested documents viz. copy of utility bill (telephone bill/electricity bill/gas bill/water bill or Council Tax bill) or Driving License or lease deed of residence etc.. where the applicant’s UK address is clearly mentioned, should be provided.

  6. Visa Status: Self-attested copy of passport page with valid visa / Valid British Residence Permit Card (BRP card) showing the visa status should be enclosed.

  7. Original Pension Book plus a photocopy should be provided, if the Life Certificate is required for pension purpose.

  8. Fee: Pension purpose – Gratis (Only £2.00, payable in cash will be charged on account of Consular Surcharge). 

  9. Other than pension purpose:  £17.00 (payable in cash). No Credit or Debit card or personal cheque will be accepted.

  10. The application and all supporting documents are to be submitted in duplicate (One with original Will/Gift deed alongwith above mentioned documents and one set of Xerox copies)

  11. Processing Time: Normally, same day.  In case, the applicant can’t wait/stay during processing time, a self addressed envelope needs to be attached with the application so that the attested document can be dispatched to his/her address.

Please Note: 

  • The above are the general mandatory requirements. The applicant may be advised to submit some more documents, after scrutiny of the application and documents at the Consular Section, on a case-to-case basis. 

    • The applicant needs to appear in person with his/her valid passport and sign before the Consular Officer.

  • If you are drawing pension from the Armed Forces, you may directly contact the Military Wing of the High Commission of India, London at Telephone number 2076323014.

 

CHECKLIST/ORDER OF DOCUMENTS FOR Life Certificate for Pension Purpose or for any Other Purpose:

  1. Miscellaneous service form duly signed with one passport sized photograph on top and right-hand side of the form. Link https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/form_files/Form_Pdf_66.pdf

  2. Original and one copy of applicant’s valid passport (Copy must be self-attested).

  3. If Applicant is Indian Passport holder, copy of first two pages and last two pages of the Passport duly self-attested.

  4. Original and one copy of proof of address of the applicant.

  5. Original Pension Book plus a photocopy should be provided if the Life Certificate is required for pension purpose.

  6. If Life Certificate is for other purpose, copy of the concerned document to be submitted duly self-attested. e.g., if it is for Power of Attorney (PoA), need to submit copy of PoA or other document/s.

 

  1. Certificate for Transportation of Mortal Remains

If the next of kin of the deceased Indian national/ PIO/ OCI card-holder wish to transport his/ her mortal remains (dead body) to India for funeral purposes, the Consulate General of India issues a No Objection Certificate (NOC) in this regard. Before issuance of this NOC, next of kin of the deceased have to complete certain formalities with local government authorities and have to appoint a Funeral Director/ Undertaker to complete other required formalities for transportation of the dead body. For this service, applicants have to apply in person to the Consulate.

Death of an Indian national should be registered with the Consulate General of India by the next of kin of the deceased by submitting the death certificate and last held Indian passport of the deceased. Form for death registration is available at the link ‘Forms for Consular Services’; https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/form_files/Form_Pdf_66.pdf  and also available at Consular counter.

Next of Kin or Funeral Director/Undertaker (if authorized by next of kin/relative(s) /family member(s)) may complete the formalities.

 

Requirements:

  1. Dully filled Miscellaneous Application form with one recent passport size photograph affixed. For Miscellaneous Application Form  please visit the link 'Forms for Consular Services -  https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/index.php?/page/display/68/67

  2. In case applicant/ informant is Indian Passport Holder: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page (s) containing passport officer's observation(s)(if any).

  3. In case applicant/ informant is Other Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy of the passport page(s) containing personal particulars of the passport holder.

  4. Proof of Residence: Any of the following self-attested documents viz. copy of utility bill (telephone bill/electricity bill/gas bill/water bill or Council Tax bill) or Driving License or lease deed of residence etc. where the applicant’s UK address is clearly mentioned, should be provided.

  5. Letter from Funeral Director/ Undertaker taking responsibility for Completion of all the required documentation/ formalities, transportation of the body to final destination, contacting the next of kin/relatives/family members of the deceased and informing them about the exact date and time of arrival of the body in India.

  6. Death Certificate (of the deceased) issued by the relevant local authority in original and its photocopy.

  7. Coroner’s Out of England Order in original and it’s photocopy.

  8. Doctor’s/Pathologist Free from Infection Certificate in original and it’s photocopy.

  9. Embalming certificate from the Funeral Director/Undertaker in original and it’s photocopy.

  10. Certificate from the Funeral Director/ Undertaker confirming that the mortal remains (Dead body) is packed/sealed in accordance with international regulations.

  11. Flight details and name, address, telephone number etc. of the consignee in India.

  12. Original Passport of the deceased for cancellation in case the deceased was an Indian Passport holder

  13. Original OCI/ PIO card for cancellation if the deceased was foreigner holding OCI/ PIO card. 

  14. If a person accompanies the mortal remains (body) to India, photocopies of the passport page (s) containing personal particulars of the person who accompanies the body to its final destination in India with a written request from him/ her undertaking full responsibility for transportation of the body. If the person who accompanies the body to India or collects the body in India is not a relative of the deceased, the next of kin/a relative/a family member of the deceased must convey his/her notarised consent / Undertaking by fax/scan copy via email to the Consular Section of Consulate General of India for transportation of the body to India through the authorized person.

  15. If the body is transported without any escort, an Affidavit from next of kin/relative(s)/family member(s) taking full responsibility for collecting the body at the airport in India along with photocopy of passport or any other photo identity document in respect of the next of kin/ relative (s)/ family member(s), needs to be furnished.

  16. Fee: £0.00 (Gratis) if the deceased was an Indian Passport Holder and if the deceased was other than Indian Passport Holder/Foreign Passport holder, fees will be £15.00. (Fee is payable in Cash. No Credit or Debit card or personal cheque will be accepted).

 

Processing Time: Normally, Same Day.

Please Note:

  • Only human mortal remains of Indian national or of Person of Indian Origin card (PIO Card) or Overseas Citizen of India card (OCI Card) is allowed to be transported to India.

 

CHECKLIST/ ORDER OF DOCUMENTS FOR Transportation of Mortal Remains (Human Dead Body) to India (TMR):

  1. Miscellaneous service form duly signed with one passport sized photograph on top and right-hand side of the form. Link https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/index.php?/page/display/68/67

  2. Original and one copy of applicant’s valid passport (Copy must be self-attested).

  3. If applicant is Indian Passport holder, copy of first two pages and last two pages of the Passport duly self-attested.

  4. Original and one copy proof of address applicant.

  5. Letter from the funeral director/undertaker confirming that the mortal remains is packed/sealed in accordance with international regulations.

  6. Death Certificate (of the deceased) issued by the relevant local authority in original and its photocopy.

  7. Coroner’s Out of England Order in original and it’s photocopy.

  8. Doctor’s/PathologistFreefromInfectionCertificateinoriginalandit’sphotocopy.

  9. EmbalmingcertificatefromtheFuneralDirector/Undertakerinoriginalandit’sphotocopy.

  10. Flight details and name, address, telephone number etc. of the consignee in India.

  11. Original Passport of the deceased (for cancellation in case of Indian Passport holder) or, Original OCI/PIO card (for cancellation if the deceased had obtained any of these cards).

  12. Undertaking from the person who escort the mortal remains.

  13. Notarised affidavit from the next of kin (NoK) who will receive the mortal remains in India

 

  1. Sworn Affidavit for issue of passport to a minor child residing in India

This Affidavit is required to be submitted at the concerned Passport Office in India when either of the parents/both parents is/are applying for his/her/their child’s passport in India and the other parent/both parents is/ are in the United Kingdom. Through this Affidavit, the parent (s) in the United Kingdom certifies / certify that he/she/ they has/ have no objection for a passport being issued to his/her/their minor child in India. For this service, applicants have to apply in Person only.

 

Requirements:

  1. Online appointment: For prior appointment please visit website https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment.php

  2. Dully filled Miscellaneous Application form with one recent passport size photograph affixed. For Miscellaneous Application Form please visit the link 'Forms for Consular Services -  https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/index.php?/page/display/68/67

  3. In case of Indian Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page (s) containing passport officer's observation(s) (if any).

  4. In case of Other Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy of the passport page(s) containing personal particulars of the passport holder.

  5. Proof of Residence: Any of the following self-attested documents viz. copy of utility bill (telephone bill/electricity bill/gas bill/water bill or Council Tax bill) or Driving License or lease deed of residence etc. where the applicant’s UK address is clearly mentioned, should be provided.

  6. Visa Status: Self-attested copy of passport page with valid visa / Valid British Residence Permit Card (BRP card) showing the visa status should be enclosed.

  7. Sworn Affidavit in prescribed format (for Format of Sworn Affidavit, please visit the link ‘Forms for Consular Services’ https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/form_files/sworn_affidavit.pdf dully filled in by the parent (s) living in the United Kingdom. The Sworn Affidavit needs to be signed by the parent(s) before the Consular Officer. Applicant has to fill separate form for each child.

  8. The application and all supporting documents are to be submitted in duplicate (One with original Will/Gift deed alongwith above mentioned documents and one set of Xerox copies)

  9. Fee: £10.00 (payable in cash). No Credit or Debit card or Personal Cheque will be accepted.

  10. Processing Time: Normally, same day.  In case, the applicant can’t wait/stay during processing time, a self addressed envelope needs to be attached with the application so that the attested document can be dispatched to his/her address.

 

CHECKLIST/ORDER OF DOCUMENTS FOR SWORN AFFIDAVIT:

  1. Miscellaneous service form of both the parents separately, duly signed with one passport sized photograph on top and right-hand side of the form.

  2. Original of both the parents’ valid Indian passport and one copy of passports must be self-attested

  3. Original and one copy of proof of address (Any utility bill like light, gas or water bill or Council Tax bill or Driving license).

  4. Sworn Affidavit in prescribed format (for Format of Sworn Affidavit, please visit the link ‘Forms for Consular Services’   https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/index.php?/page/display/68/67) dully filled in by the parent (s) living in the United Kingdom. 

  5. Two Passport size photographs of both the parents.

  6. The application and all supporting documents are to be submitted in duplicate (One with original Will/Gift deed alongwith above mentioned documents and one set of Xerox copies).

 

  1. Solemnization/Registration of marriage under the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969

Marriages between two individuals can be solemnized / registered at the Consulate General of India, Birmingham under the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969. At least one of the parties to the intended marriage should be a citizen of India and should have resided in the UK for a period of not less than thirty days immediately preceding the date on which the notice of intended marriage is given to the Marriage Officer at the CGI Birmingham.

 

Please Note: This facility is primarily meant for those Indian citizens who want to ensure that their marriage is recognized as valid in India. The fact that a marriage is valid under the Act and that it is recognized as such in India does not necessarily mean that it will be recognized by the authorities in the UK. For the validity of the Marriage Certificate under the laws of the United Kingdom, applicant may approach the relevant authorities in the United Kingdom.

 

The procedure for solemnization/registration of marriage and clarifications/ guidance concerning solemnization/registration of marriage are given below:

  • The prospective bride and groom need to appear in person before the Marriage Officer along with three (3) witnesses with their valid passports.

  • They need to submit the prescribed "Notice of Intended Marriage" form duly filled-in and signed by both the parties along with a fee of £38.00 in cash and fee £10.00 each for Sworn Affidavit. They are also required to fill-in and sign the prescribed Declaration and Sworn Affidavit. The Declaration needs to be signed by three (3) witnesses in the presence of the Marriage Officer.

  • They need to publish the "Notice of Intended Marriage" in a widely circulated newspaper in their home country, at the place of permanent residence as indicated in the passports of bride and groom, and in the country or countries in which the parties are ordinarily resident.

  • A date for solemnization of the marriage is given 30 days after the publication of the Notice and provided no objections are received from any quarter.

  • On the day of solemnization of marriage, original passports of the couple and witnesses are required to be submitted to the Marriage Officer.

  • On the scheduled date, the prospective couple and the three (3) witnesses need to come to the Consulate for solemnization of the marriage.

    What are the documents to be submitted at the CGI prior to the marriage:

  1. Notice of Intended Marriage, prescribed Declaration and Sworn Affidavit.

  2. Four (4) Passport size photos each of the prospective bride and groom.

  3. Photocopy of the valid passport and UK residence visa of the bride or groom, whoever is an Indian national and address proof.

  4. Photocopy of the passports of the three (3) witnesses.

  5. The prospective bride and groom and the three (3) witnesses should also carry their original passports for verification at the time of the submission of the Notice

  • When do the prospective bride and groom and the witnesses sign papers?

      This needs to be done at the time of submission of Notice in front of the Marriage Officer.     

  • What formalities are to be completed before the marriage can be solemnized?

  1. Notice in the prescribed format is to be published in a widely circulated newspaper in the home country, at the place of permanent residence as indicated in the passports of bride and groom, and in the country or countries in which the parties are ordinarily resident.

  2. In case, both bride and groom are from same state in India, notice is to be published only in one newspaper of that particular state·

  3. After the publication of Notice, the applicants are required to submit the concerned newspapers in original.

  • What formalities are to be completed before the marriage can be solemnized if one among the prospective couple is:

a) Not an Indian

  • A No Objection/Bachelorhood Certificate is to be obtained from their respective Authorities or Embassy/Consulate in the UK.

  • In case, where the Embassy/Consulate does not issue such a certificate, a Sworn Affidavit attested by the respective Embassy/ Consulate of the non-Indian applicant needs to be submitted.

  • A certificate from the Embassy/Consulate of the non-Indian applicant stating that his/her country's respective law does not prohibit their nationals from marrying foreign nationals.

b) A Divorcee

  • A decree of divorce issued by the competent authority in India and attested by CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in case the divorce has taken place in India. In case divorce has taken place in a country other than India, the divorce certificate needs to be attested by the competent authorities of the concerned country and should be counter attested by the concerned Indian Mission/Post accredited to that country.

c) A UK National

Since the UK authorities do not issue certificates of no impediment for marriages within the Commonwealth countries, no such certificate is required from the UK nationals. 

                                                   

  • How is the prospective couple informed about the date of solemnization of marriage and when?

There is a mandatory wait period of 30-days after publication of the Notice in the newspapers. The prospective couple can contact the HCI on any day after publication of advertisement to fix up a date for solemnization of marriage.

  • When do the prospective bride and groom and the three witnesses submit their original passports?

They are required to do this one day before the actual solemnization of marriage. The passports are returned immediately after the solemnization along with marriage certificate.

  • Whether parents of the prospective bride and bridegroom will be informed about the submission of Notice of Intended Marriage?

No.

  • Whether people from different religions can marry?

Yes. People from different religions can marry under Indian law.

  • What is the law under which marriage is solemnized?

        The marriage is solemnized under Foreign Marriage Act,1969.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR INTENDED MARRIAGE

  1. Miscellaneous Application form with Passport size photograph filled by each applicant.

  2. Notice for intended marriage (4 copies each) form, duly filled-in.

  3. Declaration by prospective bride and bridegroom (in duplicate 2 copies each).

  4. Sworn Affidavit by the prospective bride and bridegroom (in duplicate by each), duly attested by the Consulate General of India, Birmingham.

  5. Four identical passport size recent photographs (of bride and groom). At least one of the parties must be on a residence visa of the UK.

  6. Three witnesses with their original valid passports, resident proof/valid resident visa copy/ valid BRP card along with photocopy of each document.

  7. Proof of Residence / Address: Any of the following self-attested documents viz. copy of utility bill (land line telephone bill/electricity bill/gas bill/water bill/council Tax bill) or Driving License or lease deed (of residence) etc. where the applicant’s UK address is clearly mentioned, should be provided.

  8. If one of the parties is not an Indian citizen, a No Objection Certificates/Affidavit (in respect of his/her marital status and willingness to marry an Indian) from the concerned Consulate/Embassy in UK.

  9. All five persons are required to appear before the Marriage Officer for signatures with their original passports and a photocopy both at the time of submission of forms and at the time of solemnization of the Marriage.

  10. After submission of the forms, newspaper advertisements is to be given by the individuals for publication in a widely circulated Newspaper in India/concerned country in the place of permanent residence indicated in the passport and in the country or countries in which the parties are ordinarily resident. The advertisement should contain the full text as provided by CGI Birmingham. 

 

NOTE: All the particulars in the forms must be filled-in as per entries in the passport. For forms pertaining to solemnization of marriage under the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969.

(Click Link here below for Online appointment system for Consular Services: https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment.php

B) Re-issuance of International Driving Permit (IDP)

 

This is a postal service. IDP helps the Indian Citizen to drive vehicle in foreign country which are the signatory of Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, 1949. Please send your application by post (Special Delivery/Registered Post only) to the High Commission at following address:

 

Attaché (Consular)

High Commission of India, India House, Aldwych

 WC2B4NA

 

This service is only for facilitating renewal of International Driving Permit and not for renewal of Indian Driving License. 

Please note carefully to enclose following documents along with the application while sending it by post to the High Commission.

  1. Miscellaneous Application Form: Miscellaneous Application form duly filled in and signed by the applicant (Please visit the link’ Forms for Consular Services’ https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/page/ss/). 

  2. One recent Passport size photograph to be affixed on the Misc. Application form.

  3. Self-attested photo copies of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page(s)containing passport officer’s observation(s)(if any).

  4. Self-attested photo copies of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page(s)containing passport officer’s observation(s)(if any).

  5. Self-attested Photocopy of International Driving Permit.

  6. One self – addressed (mention complete address including post code) special delivery envelope with postage stamps to return your documents.

  7. Proof of Residence / Address: Any of the following self-attested documents i.e., copy of utility bill (Latest landline telephone bill / gas bill / water bill or Council Tax bill) or lease deed (of residence) etc. where the applicant’s UK address is clearly mentioned should be provided.

  8. Visa Status: Self-attested copy of passport page / Valid British Residence Permit Card showing the visa status should be enclosed.

  9. Fee: GBP 17.00 (payable by crossed postal order drawn in favour of “High Commission of India, London”). No Credit or Debit card details or Personal Cheque will be accepted.

 

CHECK LIST/ ORDER OF DOCUMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT

  1. Miscellaneous service form duly signed with one passport sized photograph on top and right-hand side top corner.

  2. Self-attested photocopy of International Driving Permit. The Driving Permit number must be visible/clearly readable.

  3. Photocopy of applicant’s valid passport/s (Copy must be self–attested) copies of first two pages and last two pages duly self-attested.

  4. Self-attested copy of Applicant’s proof of address (Any utility bill like light, gas or water bill or Council tax bill.

  5. Self-addressed special delivery envelope duly postal stamp paid to return the certificate.


Please note:

  • All photo copies of documents must be self-attested by the respective person. You are requested to ensure that you comply with all the documentation needed for the particular service sought. Please note if the application is received incomplete / deficient then, the documents would be returned by the High Commission. The applicant would solely be responsible for any delay/damage arising out of this.

  • The above are the general mandatory requirements. The applicant may be advised to submit some more documents, after scrutiny of the application and documents at the Consular Section on case-to-case basis.
     

 

C) Outsourcing Service Provider M/s VFS Global is authorised for the below-mentioned Consular Services. 

i.

Birth registration of minor child eligible for Indian nationality under section 4(1) of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955.

ii.

Police Clearance Certificate.

iii.

Certificate for Transporting Human Ashes to India.

iv.

NRI Certificate /NRI Parity Certificate (for sponsoring Admission in School/College of Indian student in NRI Quota in India).

v.

Attestation of Indian documents (Birth/Death/Marriage/Educational Certificate/s etc..) duly apostilled / legalized by the Ministry of External Affairs.

vi

Attestation of Foreign documents (UK) (Birth/Death/Marriage/Educational Certificate/s etc..) duly apostilled / legalized by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, UK (FCDO).

vii

Attestation of Commercial Documents / Company Documents.

viii

Attestation Copy of Indian Passport, Indian Driving License, OCI Card, Aadhaar Card, as per Indian Passport Certificate or any Other Miscellaneous Certificate based on Indian Passport.

ix

Attestation of Documents for Making Application for Allotment of Direct Identification Number.

x

Attestation of Documents for Making Application for Allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN) in respect of UK Based Companies or Individuals.

xi

Attestation of Sponsorship Letter for Visit of a Person from India to the UK.

xii

Counter Attestation of Power of Attorney/Affidavit/Gift Deed/Sale Deed/Will etc. Duly Apostilled by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, UK (FCDO).

xiii.

Non-Acquisition of Indian Nationality Certificate (NAC)

 

Applications for these services are required to be submitted at the VFS application centres in person with prior appointment  

(Click Link https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment.php for online appointment for Consular Services) 

Please see application process for consular services at URL:

https://services.vfsglobal.com/gbr/en/ind/apply-consular-services

The website: https://services.vfsglobal.com/gbr/en/ind

 

EMERGENCY CASES:

In case of a genuine emergency, like death or serious illness of immediate family, (subject to production of documentary evidence),  during out of office hours, members of public can contact the Consulate General of India, Birmingham at +44-(0)-74245 45269 by sending a whatsapp with the required documents. The concerned officer will contact asap.

 

Note: The Consulate has not appointed or authorized any other agency or individual agent to render any service on behalf of the Consulate other than M/s.VFS Global Services (https://services.vfsglobal.com/gbr/en/ind)and it shall not be responsible for any transaction made with unauthorized agencies/agents.

 

IMPORTANT: Under Indian law, Indian citizens who have acquired foreign citizenship are required to surrender their last held Indian passports and obtain a Surrender Certificate for Indian Passport, immediately after acquisition of foreign citizenship. In view of this provision, such individuals intending to apply for Consular Services should submit a copy of the Surrender Certificate/Deemed Surrender Certificate/Renunciation Declaration to obtain the required service with prescribed documents. In cases where the such applicants for Consular Services have already acquired Indian Visa after the acquisition of foreign citizenship or if they have obtained OCI/PIO Card after the acquisition of foreign citizenship, they need to submit a copy of their Indian Visa page or a copy of their OCI/PIO Card (as the case may be) while applying for Consular Services. In short, such applicants while applying for Consular Services are required to submit EITHER copy of their Surrender Certificate/Deemed Surrender Certificate/Renunciation Declaration OR a copy of their Indian Visa page OR a copy of their OCI/PIO Card along with their application for Consular Services.