The Government of India, from time to time, has revoked the ban on several categories of visas for travel to India, which were earlier put in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
CKGS will close its present centre in Washington DC for Visa Services, OCI Service, Renunciation, Passport and Global Entry Program (GEP) at 5 pm on Oct. 14, the embassy introduced Friday.
From Oct. 19, the embassy will offer direct constrained offerings simplest in emergencies until the new outsource service issuer, VFS Global takes over operations, expected from Nov 2.
OCI Services will continue to be suspended until the brand new service issuer takes over, a public note issued by using the embassy stated.
Any application received after will be back to the candidates without processing. Applicants need to make sure that they receive again the processed documentation from CKGS as it will now not be feasible for CKGS or the embassy to attend to any again envelopes, it said.
For emergency visa to the eligible categories allowed to journey to India, candidates may additionally send an email request to asovisa.Washington@mea.Gov.In and visa1.Washington@mea.Gov.In.
On receipt of the documentation tick list, applicants may additionally submit their applications with required files referring to the one of a kind categories of visa. The embassy might also request extra documentation in certain instances.
For urgent passport services, candidates email to attcons1.Washington@mea.Gov.In explaining the purpose. They need to begin the application process after approval from the Embassy.
For diplomatic/legitimate visas, applicants may also contact the Special Issuance Agency of the Department of State for the crowning glory of essential formalities. In case of any questions, an email to attcons.Washington@mea.Gov.In for information.
The embassy counselled candidates to maintain in thoughts consular jurisdiction in addition to the emergency touch records of the Embassy/Consulates in the USA and submit applications to the relevant workplace.
These details are available at Welcome to Embassy of India, Washington DC, USA:
Applicants dwelling in the consular jurisdictions of Consulates General of India at Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco, might also go to the web sites of respective Consulates for information on the services throughout the transition duration.
The contact info of VFS Global, service fees information, their operational hours, and so forth. Will be published at the websites of the Embassy of India, Washington DC and at the web sites of the Consulates in due route, in line with the awareness.