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With effect from 15th July, 2021 VFS Global, the Outsourcing Service Provider for consular services for the Embassy of India and the Consulates General of India in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco will start accepting in-person applications for Passport, OCI, Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) and Global Entry Program (GEP) services at its center with prior appointment. (The current practice of accepting the applications by Mail will also continue.)

2. An applicant is required to visit the VFS Global Website https://services.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/ for online submission of applications (at the Government of India portals) for respective services. Thereafter he can make an appointment for in-person submission of applications at the concerned VFS Global Center (1025 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20005 in case of Washington DC). At this stage, the applicant is required to pay the service charge of US$15.90 to VFS Global. Other charges, i.e., the Government of India fee and the ICWF charges and for optional services (e.g. for return courier), if any, will need to be paid at the VFS Center. The applicants are advised to carry all the required documentation to VFS Global as per the check-lists for the respective services at the scheduled time of appointment.


Washington, DC
July 12, 2021