Passport renewal via HCI London no passport received

NK (name changed) asked following question via contact form. Instead of replying her directly I decided to post it here so that everyone can be benefited.

Hi,
I just found this blog and thought wow it is not only me that has had a problem with the hci london. I applied for a renewal on the 15th of June 2012 and now I am on the 15th of October it has been a full 4 months with much attempts to contact the Hci london via phone and email I have had no luck whatsoever and now am really worried are they even allowed to do this. I want to make them pay for all the hassle they have put me through as this is not fair and going through your web page I see many other people have had somewhat similar experiences. I wanted to travel in August but had to cancel as no passport. I don’t know who I can complain to as no one is willing to do something. I hope that you have some degree of a solution and maybe I will get my passport back. I am willing to go to the news just to shame them and if other people are still in the same situation maybe we could all take them on together. Please help very stressed and worried uk resident with stay since 1986 only mistake did’t change my passport to a UK one.

Regards

NK

Welcome to the world of misery, pain and trauma. I wish you could have stumbled upon this blog before you applied for passport renewal. At least you would have known what steps you have to take when you fall into the bottomless ditch.

I don’t know who I can complain to as no one is willing to do something.

You can’t complain to anyone. No one will listen. HCI is a donkey stable full with deaf, mute and dumb chaprasis, babus and elite IAS servants. And this donkey stable is ruled by one of the most corrupt donkey in New Delhi who goes by the name of CM Krishna. Complain wouldn’t work so forget about it.

I am willing to go to the news just to shame them and if other people are still in the same situation maybe we could all take them on together.

You can try to do whatever you can do to vent out your frustration. Good luck with this. Indians never unite or else we would have had many revolutions. If there was sense of unity in Indians then we would have ended corruption long time ago. Good luck with this too if you can unite them.

I hope that you have some degree of a solution and maybe I will get my passport back.

I wish you could have read all of my posts, I’ve already provided solution many times to many people who have requested me to help them out.

The solution is that you need to send RTI to HCI London. They will reply within 48 hours with the exact problem and then you can take further course of action from there.

Read this post on how to send RTI to HCI London.

Good luck and hope your problem will be solved.

Please help very stressed and worried uk resident with stay since 1986 only mistake did’t change my passport to a UK one.

May be you were trying to be too patriotic ;) You better get UK passport.

2 thoughts on “Passport renewal via HCI London no passport received

  1. Hi grumpy we are now in 2016 I just sent my application in for a expired lost passport which wax issued by hci london in 2009 which Btw was a short validity one 1 year. Anyway I took my app. In at one of those fancy VSF houses which was a slight improvement on the previous meat market at the the staff had the courtesy to say hello ! Any way gave application in on the 14th marich which was to include a change of name hmmmm mistake I know as I know that the hci goons are not use to multi tasking any way got a call on the 17th of march from hci telling me that they were fpdo in to make my passport but couldn’t do the name change at same time. I thought ok can live with that can always get it done later let’s just agree so I can get my passport at least! .seemed too good to be true! Well Waited till the 11th April and thought ID give them a ring to see how it was progressing! I looked up the contact no. And found a fanay title on the hci website of customer response unit! Wowww fantastic we had moved mountains I thought! So I rang the number and listened to a beautiful message we in the UK are so fond of listening to….”We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and your call will be answered shortly” fantastick I love listening to that message especially from some half wit indian aunty jee who struggles to put a sentence together in decent enlist! ….so I waited whilst in between the message I was greeted with how the office was there to answer your queries between 9.30 and 5….I waited and waited for 6 frigging hours for three days on the trot with the phone not lifted ONCE! Now there taking g the p but this was taking the p and any other thing that came out of every orifice..but 3 days 6 continuous hrs of waiting for the phone to be lifted! Finally I resorted to sending an email not expecting much I might add 3 days later hey Preston they sent me a beautiful reply so courteous and warming it went exactly like this…We are waiting for verification and police clearance from gujarat police …no hi hello NOTHING!! now I didn’t mind that they would need to do this but I had clearly filled in an application form which said that I came to the UK in 1972at the age of 9 and lived here for 44 years and had never been back in fact the passport in 2009 was my first renewal so I couldn’t have gone back furthermore they had all the info at hci from 2009 anyway and surely all they had to do was match my photo fromm 2009 with the current to know it’s the same person so what are the gujarat police going to verify by doING a Pcc verification check what are they going to verify? I only have distant family in india….The Indians are a backward race no matter how much they think they’ve come forward.

    • Welcome to the living hell. You shouldn’t have wasted time in phoning them. I’ve already written many times that it doesn’t work. The best way to get reply is to use RTI asking reply within 48 hours. It always works but these motherfuckers fuck that 48 hours rule as well and make it 1 week which is still better than nothing.

      Trust me VFS is million time better than getting fucked at Bharat Bhavan. I’ve been to VFS office at Paddington and except normal Indian fuckups I still found it much improvement. I didn’t complain so you can understand how good they are.

      I’ve applied 2nd time to get a trigger point for filing case in HC/SC. It’s over 1 month, already sent RTI and got reply waiting for fucking donkeys in Bangalore to reply which will again take another 6 years or so. And guess what this is after I’ve won case at HC. These madherchoods even don’t respect court orders. Despite HC order in my favour they haven’t renewed my passport.

      For you police verification will be done if they don’t find your trace they will stamp your application as adverse and then good luck. Next step for you will be to go to HC followed by SC to get it renewed. I hope you have at least 1 khokha spare money to fuck around with equally fucked up Indian courts and lawyers.

      You should have taken UK passport and citizenship by this time.

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