Following the completion of my short term work visa, my organization has asked me to return to India to apply for a United Kingdom ICT Tier 2 Long Term work visa. I already have the paperwork ready, and I have to select a VFS centre on the online application. Is it mandatory that I apply from the same city as that of my organization (which would be the VFS Bangalore centre), or can I apply from a VFS in another city in India?

My permanent residence is in Calcutta, and hence I am looking at the option to apply from VFS Calcutta. Do you see any potential problems in applying from a different city than my organization?


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Based on this site

You should normally apply at the VFS Global visa application centre in or closest to, the state in which you are documented as being resident. Please contact VFS Global if you have any doubts as to where to make your application.

So if you are a resident in Calcutta (Kolkata) then you should definitely try to get an appointment there. It's details are:

UK Visa application center, Fifth floor, RENE tower,Plot No. AA-I, 1842, Rajdanga Main Road,Kasba, Kolkata 700107

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 14:00

Passport Collection: Monday to Friday, 15:00 - 17:00

This site describes what you need to bring with you:

Please print the email confirming the details of your appointment, and bring this with you to the visa application centre you have chosen to attend.

You should reach the visa application centre 5 minutes before your appointment time.

The appointment must be made in your name. Another person cannot attend your scheduled appointment.

When you attend the visa application centre, you will need to provide your biometric information, which includes a photograph and a digital scan of your fingerprints. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, please wait until the injuries heal before your appointment date. You should also remove any henna on your fingertips, or allow it to fade, as this may prevent us from getting a clear scan.

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