Notice and Alerts

Important Notice on unauthorized visa centers

April 16, 2014

It has been brought to the notice of the Consulate that some travel and tour agencies inluding M/S Travisa, M/S BLS Int'l, M/S NAPVS, etc., have been claiming to be the authorized visa outsourcing and processing agency for the Consulate General of India in San Francisco. All applicants are herewith notified that the Consulate General of India in San Francisco has authorized only M/s BLS International to accept applications and documents for Indian Passports for further processing at the Consulate General of India. And, M/S Cox & Kings Global Services to accept applications and documents for Visas, OCI and PIO cards, Renunciation of Indian nationality certificates, etc. for further processing at the Consulate General of India.

All applicants are advised to go through the instructions for filling up necessary application forms from the Consulate's website at www.cgisf.org or at http://www.blsindia-usa.com or at http://www.in.ckgs.us. All applicants are herewith advised not to approach any agents who promise to expedite travel documents for a high fees. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be aware of such unscrupulous agents and not pay any fees higher than the prescribed service / visa fees as detailed in the above two websites. Travel documents such as Passports, Visas, OCI/PIO cards, etc. are issued on a timely basis provided they are applied as per guidelines and with the prescribed necessary documents. Any approach by such agents should be reported immediately to the Consulate at sfcpic[at]cgisf[dot]org.

The Consulate will not be responsible for any financial loss or any other type of damage/loss caused to the applicant due to approaching and applying through such unscrupulous agents.

 

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