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Message from Ministry of External Affairs of Observance of Passport Seva Divas – 24th June 2014

Important Notice : New Service Provider

With effect from May 07, 2013, M/s BLS International Services Ltd will be the new service provider for Passport and Passport Related Services.

Contact details of M/S BLS International Services Ltd. San Francisco:

4837 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
Tel. Passport Helpline: +1-845-999-0726

For feedback:

The Consulate General of India, San Francisco, does not, directly accept applications, either in person or through mail for passport related services.

Please Note:

  • The normal processing time of passport is 4 weeks.
  • Passport issued from Passport Issuing Authorities other than San Francisco could take much longer.
  • If you wish to seek any information regarding these services, or if you wish to ascertain status of processing of your application, or if you have any complaints/suggestions regarding the service, you must contact BLS International only.
  • Please contact BLS International Services Ltd. San Francisco at Email:; BLS Phone: (845)999-0726
  • Consulate will not reply to any email or telephone enquiry on the passport and passport related services, unless the service is delayed by more than 20 working days from the date of submission of all necessary documents.
  • Please provide us with the following details to enable us to further assist you: full name, date of birth, passport number, contact number/email and the application reference ID / receipt number.
  • Applicants can also use the following link in case there are inordinate delays/lack of response from BLS <Click Here>



Applicants must submit their Tatkal/Rush application in person only at the Consulate on any working day between 9.00 A.M. and 12.00 noon.

This Express Service is a provision for issuance of passport under situation of emergency, the nature of emergency must be proved to satisfy the consular officer.

This service is not available for (a) passport applications sent by mail, (b) expired passports, (c) expired visa status or(d) those passports which require clearance from the original Passport Issuing Authority. 

Normal Processing time for Tatkal Service is 1-3 Days and can be collected from BLS International between 4.00 and 6.00 P.M.  The fee for Tatkal is $ 150 per passport in addition to regular passport fee.


Other Passport related Services - Helpful tips

Change of Name ( Maiden to married or Otherwise )

Change of Date and Place of Birth

Change of Address

Addition of Spouse name after marriage

Deletion of Spouse name after Death/Divorce

Correction (Spelling only) of Parents name

Tatkal Service (only for passport re-issue cases)

Photograph Specifications

Photograph Specifications
Photograph Specifications