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India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

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India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

Recieved application form and passports back from the India visa head office last saturday minus visas.Enclosed was a brief note ,no letter heading or address,stating that they had ceased trading and that my fee would be sent back to me in 60 days.Does any one know the procedure for getting my £250 back ? Does the receiver get in touch, because i cant contact them as i dont know who they are. Have tried phoning them but no one answers the phone. Does the Indian embassy have any control over who acts as handling agents for visa applications.Any advice would be appreciated. Is any one else having problems with this company?

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11. Re: India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

My next call would be to the police

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12. Re: India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

Silly Question Peter, but has your cheque been cashed?

Very unethical, and perhaps illegal of them to pay your cheque into their account especially as they state they are NO longer trading. I'd have thought it was highly unlikely that they received your cheque and paid it into a bank whilst they were still trading and the next day quit trading.

If the cheque hasn't been cashed could you NOT put a stop on it at your bank?

Just trying to be helpful

Edited: 05 March 2014, 13:34
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13. Re: India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

They were in business as someone else put a posting on last year about how long their visa was taking. They got it after a month's wait. I don't think this is a scam; they were trading from 2007 at least as far as I can tell. Obviously they are not now. Here is the link to the other thread.

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297604-i6045-k6…

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14. Re: India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

I posted on your other post. I see they have a facebook page but not much going on there other than some people asking about their passports

https://www.facebook.com/IndiaVisaUK

Edited: 05 March 2014, 16:06
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15. Re: India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

Allready done Badgerlad

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16. Re: India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

Cheque was cashed the same day they received it along with the applications Mzungu Sounds a bit dodgey.

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17. Re: India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

Thanks for that Igirl

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18. Re: India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

Thanks for that dragonfi

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19. Re: India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

Oh dear you poor souls but at least your passports are back. We made the same mistake last October and had quite a fight to get our passports back - luckily with visas too. Posters on this forum all saying how much faster the visas were being issued ( 3 - 4 days) while we were panicking as well over 2 weeks. How upsetting for you. Hope you get your money back ok.

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20. Re: India visa head office 36 Victoria Avenue Grays Essex

Hope all goes well for you and that you do receive your money back