FAQs - Miscellaneous Services
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FAQs - Miscellaneous Services

FAQs - Miscellaneous Services

Who will give appointment for obtaining the service?

There is no need to take an appointment. Applicants could visit The Consulate on any working day between 9AM -12 Noon. The service will be on first come first serve basis.

What are the categories of documents attested?

Attestation of documents such as PAN form, bank statement, salary statement, copy of Indian passport, copy of a document issued by us authorities (us passport, driving license, etc.)

What documents are not attested by the Consulate?

The Consulate does not attest any document issued by authorities in India. If any document issued by authorities in India (such as birth and death certificates, affidavits, diplomas, marriage certificate and educational certificates issued by authorities in India ) are required to be presented to authorities in USA, these should be apostilled in India. For details, please check the website “Legalization of Documents” at http://www.mea.gov.in

Is it mandatory to apostil documents for attestation at the Consulate?

Yes. It is mandatory for the documents to be attested to be apostiled by the relevant authorities in the USA for getting the documents attested at the Consulate.

What are the requirements to be fulfilled if one is applying in person at the Consulate?

Carry originals of all the supporting documents to be presented to the Consular Officer (photocopies of which are to be attached with the application).  In case you are not able to present the original documents at the counter bring notarized copy of documents being attached to the application.  Ensure that notarized copy is legible, otherwise Consulate may ask to see the original. However, the passport and the document (which is to be attested) should be presented in original.

Fee :  A non-refundable fee of $ 20 (twenty) + $3 Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF) w.e.f. Oct. 01, 2012 per attestation + $10 (ten) per photograph (if photograph to be also attested).  If you want to receive the attested documents back through mail, send a trackable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or FEDEX etc.) 
Note: For Copy of Indian Passport Attestation a non-refundable fee of $25 (Twenty Five) + $3 Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF).

Fees should be paid through Money order or Cashiers’ cheque drawn in favor of the ‘Consulate General of India, San Francisco’. Cash, Personal cheques, credit cards, Debit Cards or other banking instruments are not accepted.

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

What are the requirements to be fulfilled if one is applying by postal mail or through courier service?

Photocopy of all supporting documents should be notarized and attached to the application. Do not send any original documents except the PASSPORT and the document to be attested.

Fee :  A non-refundable fee of $ 20 (twenty) + $3 Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF) w.e.f. Oct. 01, 2012 per attestation + $10(ten) per photograph (if photograph to be also attested).  If you want to receive the attested documents back through mail, send a trackable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or FEDEX etc.). All applications should be addressed to MISCELLANEOUS CELL, CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, 540 ARGUELLO BOULEVARD, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94118.

Fees should be paid through Money order or Cashiers’ cheque drawn in favor of the ‘Consulate General of India, San Francisco’. Cash, Personal Cheques, Credit Cards, Debit Cards or other banking instruments are not accepted.

Where will I get an application for Miscellaneous service?

Application form along with details for miscellaneous services can be had at http://www.cgisf.org/pdf/misc2.pdf.

 

 

 

Following are important links concerning issues related to Passport application filing


Affidavit for Childs Passport to be issued in India

Attestation of Death Documents

Attestation of Documents

Attestation of Will

Birth Certificate or non Availability of Birth Certificate

Commercial Documents

Life Certificate

Marriage Certificate

NORI (No Obligation to Return to India)

NRI Certificate

PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)

Power of Attorney / Affidavits relating to Property or Financial Matters

Registration of  Birth

Statement of Need Certificates for Medical Doctors

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