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Embassy of India

Washington DC


         VFS Global is the existing Outsourcing Service Provider for Visa, OCI, Renunciation, Passport, Global Entry Programme (GEP) and Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) services for the Embassy of India, Washington DC.  Except eVisas, all Regular Paper Visas are processed through Embassy and its applications are submitted at VFS.

  1. Applicants residing within the CONSULAR JURISDICTIONof the Embassy of India, Washington DC may apply for Indian visas through the application link : and completed visa applications may be either sent by post or submitted in-person after taking appointment, as per details given below:

VFS Global

1025 Vermont Ave, N.W.  

Suite 302, 3rd Floor

Washington, DC 20005


Helpline: +1-800-320-9693

  1.   Details of visa fees are available at Revised Visa fees for USA nationals. In addition, the applicant will be required to pay US$ 3.00 on account of Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF), apart from the VFS service charge and for any value-added services, like courier, etc.
  1.   Emergency Visa Service:: 
  1.   For US diplomatic and official passport holders, please see visa information and procedure at the following link:
  1.   Applicants residing in the consular jurisdictions of Consulates General of India at Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco, may please visit the websites of the respective Consulate for information on these services.
  1. eVisa:

Advisory: The applicant may note that the Embassy does not process e-visas and any enquiries in this regard will need to be made directly on the e-visa portal. Service of e-Visa involves a completely online application for which no facilitation is required by any intermediary / agent etc. Applicants are, therefore, advised to be cautious and for any clarification, please contact 

Nationals of USA and of other eligible countries can also apply for E-Visa under different categories (Tourist, Business, Medical, Medical Attendant and Conference) at Government of India website:

The following may also be noted in this regard:

  • Visa applicants are cautioned against using any other website which may appear to represent the Government of India and only use the Government of India portal which is
  • Passport used by the applicant should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer on arrival.
  • The applicant must travel on the passport on which e-Visa has been applied. Entry into India will be allowed on a new passport even if the e-Visa has been granted on the old passport. However, in such cases, the traveler must also carry the old passport on which the e-Visa has been granted.
  • E-Visa is not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders.
  • E-Visa is not available to individuals endorsed on Parent's/Spouse's Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.
  • E-Visa is not available to International Travel Document Holders.
  • The e-Visa facility is in addition to the existing Visa services being provided through Indian Embassy and Consulates.

October, 2023