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The last date of applications for conversion of PIO Cards to OCI Cards has been extended until 30th June, 2017


It has been decided to outsource OCI Visa Service to  VF Services (UK) Ltd, with effect from 02 March, 2015.

From 02 March 2015, application forms for OCI services will be accepted at the VFS centres  for OCI services, depending on the jurisdiction of the applicant.


For detailed information please visit VFS Website 

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Consulate has not appointed or authorized any other agency or individual agent to render any OCI service on behalf of the CGI Birmingham and it shall not be responsible for any transaction made with unauthorized agencies / agents.


Please Note :

The OCI visa card of all the acknowledged OCI applications deposited at the Consulate General of India till 27.02.2015 will be delivered through Post only. Applicants are advised to follow the procedure as below for collection of their OCI visa card :


OCI Cards will be delivered by post only. Before sending the documents, applicant should check the status of his/her application. When status shows OCI received in Birmingham on a particular date, the following documents must be sent to OCI Section, Consulate General of India, 20 Augusta Street , Jewellery Quarter, Hockley , Birmingham , B18 6JL

1. Printout of on-line status report.

2. British/Foreign Passport in original.

3. PIO Card holders should send the Original PIO Card for Cancellation.

4. For transfer of OCI visa from old to the new passport: Please send old passport and OCI Visa Card for cancellation and New British/Foreign Passport for affixing new OCI Visa on that. 

5. Self addressed Special Delivery envelope to return the Passport with OCI.


Note: It will take about 7-10 working days to return the passport after affixing OCI Visa along with OCI Card. The Consulate General of India, Birmingham will not be responsible for loss or delay of the documents.