VFS Global begins processing of applications at India Consular Application Centres in six US cities





  • Effective 04 November 2020, Indian diaspora and other customers across the United States can submit applications for OCI, passport, renunciation of Indian citizenship, and GEP verification services at any one of VFS Global’s centres in Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston
  • Last month, VFS Global was appointed as the exclusive service provider for the Government of India for visa, OCI, passport, renunciation of Indian citizenship, and Global Entry Programme (GEP) verification services in the United States
  • VFS Global manages 44 Passport and Visa Application Centres for the Government of India in 11 countries; serves customers in KSA through nine application centres and offers extended service by conducting scattered tours to the remote locations across the country

As part of its exclusive contract to manage visa, passport and consular services for the Government of India, VFS Global has opened India Consular Application Centres in six cities in the United States of America, namely Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston. Effective 04 November 2020, the Centres will provide the following services for Indian or US citizens, and for third-country nationals: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) application, passport application, renunciation of Indian citizenship and Global Entry Programme (GEP) verification services.

The centres are equipped with facilities aimed at providing an easily accessible and a superior application experience for customers. The services are expected to benefit the over 4 million-strong Indian diaspora community in the United States, as well as customers who apply for India visas from the US. Customers can visit https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind for the latest information.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, India visa services remain suspended at present. The re-start date for visa services, which will also be offered at these centres, will be announced according to directives of the Embassy of India in USA.

The United States is the 12th country where VFS Global provides passport, visa and consular services for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. At present, VFS Global manages 44 Passport and Visa Application Centres for the Government of India in 11 countries: Australia, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

In KSA, VFS Global serves customers through nine application centres located in the main cities. In addition, extended service is offered to the Indian community residing in the remote locations of eastern and western regions through organized scattered tours. For information on centre locations, scattered tour schedule and operating hours, visit https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/saudiarabia/

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