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Please Note: All Applications for Visa must be sent to the CKGS Centre at 225 Bush Street San Francisco, CA.

OPEN HOUSE TO ADDRESS COMPLAINTS/GRIEVANCES RELATING TO INDIAN PASSPORTS, VISA, OCI AND OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES

CKGS is the only authorized Service Provider for the Embassy of India and its Consulates across the USA for Visa, OCI, Renunciation of Indian Citizenship services from May 21, 2014. Applicants based on their jurisdiction can submit their applications to our 6 centers. Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco & Atlanta.

NOTE:          

  • Diplomatic and Official passport holders may submit applications directly to the Embassy on all working days. For more details, Please click here:
  • CONSULATE DOES NOT HANDLE DIRECTLY ANY OTHER APPLICATIONS BY WALK-IN OR BY POST / MAIL.

How to use the CKGS Website?

You must apply only on the CKGS website. www.in.ckgs.us

Do not go directly to the Government of India website to fill the online application. You must go via the links on the CKGS website provided below. You will be directed to the Government of India website to fill your online form/s at the appropriate step via the CKGS website.

 

For USA applicants, the CKGS website has been customized so that service category, type, duration, fees and documents checklist are displayed. The supplementary documents, forms and letters requirements are as per the instructions of the Embassy of India in USA. Simply fill in the widget and it will guide you through the entire application process.

 

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Visa Application Guide

How to Apply?

www.in.ckgs.us/visa/howtoapply

Get Started

www.in.ckgs.us/visa

Frequently Asked Questions

www.in.ckgs.us/faq

 

Address of CKGS Application Center

CKGS Application Center

225 Bush St., First level
San Francisco, CA 94104

Contact / Feedback

Click on www.in.ckgs.us/feedback; you will get a reply within 24 hours.

 

For an existing applicant, CKGS will only be able to assist you once you provide the following information.

  1. Web Reference Number
  2. Passport Number
  3. Date of Birth

 

Call

(516)206-1483 / (646)589-0088.

Visa + Renunciation OR OCI + Renunciation can be serviced together through the CKGS website. Answer the questions displayed in the widget that will guide you through the application process. Continue the process and along the steps you will be able to complete the Renunciation application.

Emergency Visa Service - Eligibility

Embassy of India grants an Emergency Service only under the following circumstances:

-  For medical emergency

-  For unfortunate incident of loss of life

-  To attend to legal matters concerning self

Note: Whether or not the circumstance is considered to be eligible for Emergency visa service is entirely at the discretion of the Embassy of India. Please follow the process as defined to avoid delays in processing of your application.

Jurisdiction

Nationality

Type and Duration of 

Emergency Visa

Submission

Timing

Process

CGI San Francisco Jurisdiction Include States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

1.Persons of Indian descent holding a US passport can apply

 2.Non US Passport holders are not permitted to apply

 

TOURIST/ ENTRY VISA for 6 months Multiple Entry

 

Duration granted by Embassy will be at Embassy  discretion.

Submission at CKGS application center

Weekdays

From Monday to Friday

Time - 9 AM to 2 PM

 

However after 2 pm depending upon the nature of emergency of the applicant, emergency applications may be accepted till 4 pm.

Fees payable to CKGS

Note: Weekends: No Emergency Visa service is provided at CKGS on weekends. However, applicants may contact Consulate of India, San Francisco at telephone number: (415)634-8480 for Emergency Consular Services

Consular and Emergency Fees

Consular

CKGS

Consular Fee

ICWF Fee

Emergency Fee

CKGS Fee

Mode of Payment

As per visa category

$ 3

$ 100

$ 17

Online Credit & Debit Card

 

For weekend Emergency services in the Consulate, payment is received only in Cash.

 

Documents Required for Emergency Application

Note: For more detailed information please visit www.in.ckgs.us

Standard Documents

- All documents as per the Tourist/ Entry Visa checklist on CKGS website (https://www.in.ckgs.us/visa/tourist-visa).

Additional Documents

For Adults

1.

Proof of Indian Origin

  • Copy of Indian passport 

     OR

  • Copies of parents Indian passport

 

3.

Proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

4.

Flight Ticket (if applicable)

5.

CKGS Payment Receipt

2.

Proof of Emergency

  • Medical Note from Doctor / Hospital in India on

   their letterhead

  OR

  • Copy of Death Certificate

  OR

  • Legal Document if Emergency is Legal

 

 

 

For Minor

6.

Parental Authorization Form

OR

Passport copies of both parents

OR

Copy of birth certificate

7.

Flight Ticket (if applicable)

8.

Proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

9.

CKGS Payment Receipt

NOTE: Both parents’ signatures are required on the VISA form and it should be Notarized. DO NOT sign the documents on your own; the Notary Officer will require you to SIGN in his / her presence. Proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship is mandatory.

 


DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL/LAISSEZ-PASSERS PASSPORT HOLDERS:

THE EMBASSY AT WASHINGTON, DC AND CONSULATES GENERAL AT NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, CHICAGO AND HOUSTON WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE AND SERVICE VISAS I.R.O DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL/LAISSEZ-PASSERS PASSPORT HOLDERS.

If you are applying on Diplomatic/Official/Laissez-Passers Passport at Consulates General of India at Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York or San Francisco, then please visit their respective websites for instructions regarding application process. 

The Visa would be processed expeditiously & will be ready for pick-up normally after a week viz. minimum FIVE business days from the date of submission. However, it may please be noted that all Diplomatic & Official Visa Application cases require mandatory clearance of the relevant wings of the Embassy/ &/or Ministry under Govt. of India and may take more time. It is advised that all Diplomatic/ Official Visa applications be submitted well in advance of the travel date. 



All Visa applications of Official/Diplomatic passport holders must invariably be accompanied with following documents:

  1. Applications for Diplomatic and Official Passports may be filled up online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.inwebsite. A print out of the application form, along with other documents may be submitted directly in the Embassy. An Original note from the U.S. Department of State must be provided with the application.
  2. This form is to be used by Official/Diplomatic/UN LP Passport holders only. It will not be accepted at COX & KINGS GLOBAL SERVICES PVT. LTD.
  3. All Official/Diplomatic applications must be submitted along with a Letter from Department of State
  4. Fill and attach the Additional information form
  5. Fill and attach the following form
  6. Letter of invitation from Indian agencies in case of bilateral visits
  7. The passport should be valid for a minimum period of 180 days and must have 2 blank pages in which one page is required for affixing the visa sticker and another page will be used by immigration officer at the airport for entry and exit stamp from India.

Guidelines for individuals working in designated U.S. agencies or technology areas applying for visa to visit India (Persons belonging to the above categories* applying for visa for India are required to submit their application at least two weeks in advance to enable timely process of their cases. This would come into effect from February 01, 2008. )
Apart from submitting their passport and online visa application, the individuals shall be required to submit the following additional information: -

  • Full name:
  • Date and Place of Birth :
  • Field of study, occupation or specialization :
  • Recent research work/publications, if any :
  • Employment history (past five years) :
  • Current Employer’s contact address and phone number:
  • Purpose of visit to India :
  • Whether the visit is sponsored by USG :
  • Whether there is any official Government of India invitation:
  • Contact details of organizations to be visited in India (list each):
  • Applicant’s contact address and telephone number in India.
     

*LIST OF DESIGNATED AGENCIES OR TECHNOLOGY AREAS IS GIVEN HEREUNDER

  • Conventional Munition
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Missile/Missile Technology
  • Aircraft and Missile Propulsion and Vehicular Systems
  • Navigation and Guidance Control
  • Chemical and Biotechnology Engineering
  • Remote Imaging and Reconnaissance.
  • Advanced Computer Material
  • Advance Composite Material
  • Information Security
  • Laser and Directed Energy Systems
  • Sensors
  • Marine Technology (submarines etc)
  • Robotics
  • Advanced Ceramics
  • High Performance Metals and Alloys and or with establishment engaged in Defence, Research, Nuclear, Space and Missile Technology

 

FAQs - Indian Visas Issued at Consulate General of India in San Francsico

 

 

Important Advisories:

1. Regarding Visa Fee
2. Emergency Visa Applications at Consulate General of India, San Francisco
3. Removal of two month gap between visits to India on Tourist Visa
4. Collective Landing permits for Group Tourists - Group Tourist Visa on Arrival
5. Diplomatic/Official/Laissez-Passers Passport Holders
6. Clearance of crew members of non-scheduled flights
7. Instructions relating to grant of Visa to crew of non-scheduled airlines and chartered flights and issue of Temporary Landing Permits (TLPs)
8. From 1st Week of August 2013 only ONLINE REGISTRATION/EXTENSION FORMS will be accepted in FRRO DELHI Office
9. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR NON-US PASSPORT HOLDERS
10. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR EMERGENCY VISA APPLICANTS
11. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VISA APPLICANTS
12. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PAKISTANI ORIGIN VISA APPLICANTS
13. Guidelines for individuals working in designated U.S. agencies or technology areas applying for visa to visit India
14. Guidelines for Commissioning of Surrogacy in India
15. Important Notice to all VISA applicants
16. Important Notice to all VISA applicants about Third Party Visa applications
17. Transfer of Valid visa from Expired US Passport to New US Passport
18. Guidelines for Commissioning of Surrogacy in India
19. Internship Visa
20. Important Advisory on FAKE INDIAN VISA website