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TIME FRAME FOR VARIOUS SERVICES
(FOR APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN PERSON)

PASSPORT AND CONSULAR

Time Taken

Issue and re-issue of passports

 3 - 4  Weeks

Certificate for Birth Registration of child up to one year of age. 

 1 Week

Tatkal service for out of turn issue of passport (after ensuring the authenticity of the passport and verifying the genuineness of the claimed exigency). 

 3 working days

Issue of replacement passport in lieu of lost/stolen/damaged passport etc.

                    

No definite time-frame as it is on case to case basis. Those passports or identity documents that can be authenticated against available records in this Consulate, service is rendered 3- 4 weeks.  Those that need reference to Passport Issuing Authorities outside Birmingham and/or verification by local police in India, delivery time may be extended.

Certificate in lieu of surrender of Indian passport/renunciation of Indian citizenship

  10 Working days /    Click here for more information

Emergency certificate (to travel to India)

No definite time-frame as it is on case to case basis. Those passports or identity documents that can be authenticated against available records in this Consulate, service is rendered within 15 working days.  Those that need reference to Passport Issuing Authorities outside Birmingham and/or verification by local police in India, delivery time may be extended.

Affidavit

Normally same day 

Attestation of sponsorship, Life Certificate etc.

Normally same day 

Attestation of POA, Will, etc. (per executant)

Normally same day 

Attestation of commercial documents (per executant) example: Company Incorporation Certificate

Normally same day 

Miscellaneous services on the passport, Issue of Police Clearance Certificate, etc.

 

1 week

Certificate  to carry dead body/ashes of human remains

2 - 3 working days

OCI

Issue of OCI card

Given the flow of applications the current time taken to serve  application - 4-6 weeks

Miscellaneous service on the OCI card such as changing personal particulars and/or transfer of passport particulars to a new OCI card/visa

Given the flow of application, the current time taken is 30 working days

 

Note: 

For applications submitted by post and processed documents such as passports, OCI cards to be delivered by post, the time frame would be an additional 7 working days above and over the time-norm given herein.