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Processing Time

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

PASSPORT AND CONSULAR

Time Taken

Issue and re-issue of passports

6 Weeks

Certificate for Birth Registration of child along with new passport (if applied for) up to one year of age. 

6 Weeks

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 within 20 working days.  Those that need reference to Passport Issuing Authorities outside Birmingham and/or verification by local police in India, time frame could be 80 working days.

 

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

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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 20 working days.  Those that need reference to Passport Issuing Authorities outside Birmingham and/or verification by local police in India, time frame could be 80 working days.

Affidavit

2 working days

Attestation of sponsorship, Life Certificate etc.

2 working days

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

2 working days

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

2 working days

Miscellaneous services on the passport  viz: changing personal particulars such as name,  address, addition/deletion of spouse name, ECNR, Issue of Police Clearance Certificate, etc.

 

7 working days

Certificate  to carry dead body/ashes of human remains

Next working day

 

Renewal of short validity passport to full validity passport

1 Month

PIO

All services in respect of PIO card

20 working days

OCI

Issue of OCI card

Given the flow of applications the current time taken to serve  application - Two Months

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, PIO, 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.