Miscelleneous/Attestation Services
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Miscelleneous/Attestation Services

Miscelleneous Services

GUIDANCE

All Affidavits, Powers of Attorney, etc. will be neatly typed and drawn on plain paper

  • The attestation service is provided to Indian citizens. Documents submitted by other nationals will be attested only if the document is required to be submitted for a transaction in India or it originates from India.
  • All documents should be apostilled / attested by the Authentication Division in the State Department before submission of attestation at the consulate.
  • All Affidavits will be drawn on plain/stamp paper.
  • The Power of Attorney to be attested by the Consulate should be typed on a plain paper or on a Stamp Paper from India.The Consulate does not provide any Stamp Paper nor is it empowered to attest documents drawn on a Stamp Paper.
  • All Powers of Attorneys should carry signatures and addresses of 2 (two) witnesses.
  • However in many places in India, they would easily recognize the attestation by the Indian Embassy/Consulate and hence may ask for attested copy despite the document already being apostilled.  Hence, to avoid any inconvenience, if you wish to have the apostilled document also attested by the Consulate, you may apply to the Consulate. 
  • The Consular Officer reserves the right to accept or reject attestation of documents the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.
  • Court documents, Marriage Certificates, Educational Certificates, Copy of Driver’s License, US passport copy are all required to be apostilled.
  • Cashier's Check/Money Order should be drawn in favour of CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, SAN FRANCISCO" NO BLANK CHECK/MONEY ORDER WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE CONSULATE

 

If applying by mail, have you enclosed the following:

  • Completed Miscellaneous Services Application
  • Photo pasted on the Miscellaneous Service Application
  • Notarized copy of Proof of status – Green Card, visa, visa extension documents, etc.
  • Notarized copy of Proof of Residence – State Driving License, State ID, lease agreement, any utility bill.(These are the only documents accepted as proof of residence).
  • Copies of Indian passport and other documents issued in India need not be notarized but only self-attested. However, relevant and valid visa pages, green card copy, address proof in the US are to be notarized if applications are sent by mail. Notary is not required if the documents copies in original are shown at the Counter.
  • Passport in original
  • Apostilled Original document to be attested/authenticated
  • Photocopy of document to be attested/authenticated
  • Cashier’s cheque (no cash please) for requisite fees."Cashier's Check/Money Order should be drawn in favour of CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, SAN FRANCISCO" NO BLANK CHECK/MONEY ORDER WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE CONSULATE
  • In addition, for return postage, please send a trackable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail', FEDEX, UPS, etc.,)

 

      If applying in person, have you enclosed the following:

  • Completed Miscellaneous Service Application
  • Photo pasted on the Miscellaneous Service Application
  • Photocopy of Proof of Status – Green Card, visa, visa extension document. Etc (Please present to the Consular Officer the original of the document you are enclosing)
  • Photocopy of Proof of residence – State Driving License, State ID, Lease agreement, an utility bill.  (Please present to the Consular Officer the original of the document you are enclosing)
  • Copies of Indian passport and other documents issued in India need not be notarized but only self-attested. However, relevant and valid visa pages, green card copy, address proof in the US are to be notarized if applications are sent by mail. Notary is not required if the documents copies in original are shown at the Counter.
  • Passport in original
  • Apostilled Original document to be attested/authenticated
  • Photocopy of document to be attested/authenticated
  • Cashier’s cheque/Money Order (no cash please) for requisite fees. "Cashier's Check/Money Order should be drawn in favour of CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, SAN FRANCISCO" NO BLANK CHECK/MONEY ORDER WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE CONSULATE

 

Note:

Each applicant for Miscellaneous Services has to give Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF) of US $3.00 w.e.f. October 01, 2012.