Miscellaneous Services Miscellaneous Services

No walk-in Misc Consular Service at Consulate Counter

Miscellaneous Service Rendered By Consulate


(Under Miscellaneous Services CGI, New York is offering following Services: Attestation of Documents, Attestation of Power of Attorney, Affidavit for Child’s Passport to be issued in India, Marriage Certificate, Life Certificate, Birth Certificate, Police Clearance Certificate, NRI Certificate, NORI I, NORI III, Death Documents Attestation -Transportation of Ashes/Mortal Remains to India, Attestation of will, Registration of Birth etc.)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Following is the Consular jurisdiction of the Consulate: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Applicants only from these states may apply at the Consulate General of India, New York. Please apply strictly as per your jurisdiction for which you have verifiable proof of address.

Appostile Convention: The Hague Convention, to which India and USA are signatories, abolishes the requirement of legalization for Foreign Public Documents. With the certification by the Hague Convention 'Apostille', the document is entitled to recognition in India and vice versa and no certification by the Consulate of India is required. The Convention applies to public documents which have been executed in the territory of one Contracting State and which have to be produced in the territory of another Contracting State.

The Consulate does not certify genuineness of any document issued by authorities in India. If any document issued by authorities in India (such as birth and death certificates, affidavits, educational documents/diplomas, marriage certificate and Driving License etc.) 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/apostille.htm .

It is not mandatory that the apostilled documents should be attested by the Consulate officials before presenting it to authorities in India.

INSTRUCTIONS :

A. Local documents like bank statement, salary statement, employment letter of the applicant, Driving License etc. need to be Notarized by the applicant and only signature of the applicant will be attested. On each document to be attested, applicant will mentionI TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE DOCUMENT”. After that applicant will put his full name and signature (as per passport) on each document submitted for attestation.

B. For attestation of Indian passport, Driving License, Pan Card, Adhar Card, Voter ID, Educational documents etc., applicant may submit Notarized copy of the same. Documents which are not apostilled from India will not be authenticated by Consulate. Such documents will only be attested as ‘True Copy Attestation Only”. On each document to be attested, applicant will state that “I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE DOCUMENT” and write full name and sign, as in the passport.

C. List of documents valid as a proof of Address/Residence (Copy of any one of following):

  • US Driving License OR
  • Utility Bill OR
  • Lease Agreement OR
  • State Identity Card OR
  • Mortgage Deed

D. Proof of US Visa Status (Copy of any one of the following):

  • Visa page of Passport (i.e. H1B, H4, L1, L2 etc.) OR
  • Green Card OR
  • Employment Authorization Document (Work Permit) OR
  • I-797, I-140 or I-20 (If approval is pending, attach a handwritten note detailing the efforts being taken to regularize status)

E. Fees :

  • The fee may be paid through Cashier’s cheque/Money Order/Demand Draft drawn in favour of Consulate General of India, New York. Fee has to be made in two separate cheques. One for Service fee and other for ICWF Fee.
  • ICFW is only one time fee for first copy of attestation/first copy of certificate. ICWF will not be charged for subsequent copy (if needed). For subsequent copy, applicant has to pay only required fees for services (excluding ICWF portion).
  • Personal Cheques, Credit Cards, Debit Cards Or Other Banking Instruments Are Not Accepted.

F. Application through Post/Mail Mode : Please send your application to following address to the Consulate:

Consular Wing

Consulate General of India

3 East, 64New York, NY 10065

G. The Procedure to avail Misc. Consular Services

  • The procedure for availing various Miscellaneous Consular services at CGI, New York will be as follows:-
  • Visit eCCSS Website: https://indianconsularservices.mea.gov.in/consularServices/
  • Registration and creation of user ID on the website
  • Using User ID applicant can apply for the required service. Users can also avail multiple services with the same User ID.
  • On selection of the service, the required documents for availing the services need to be uploaded by the applicant on the portal. Applicants can also view the required documents and fees even without registering for the service.
  • On successful submission of the documents, an electronic acknowledgment will be received by the applicant.
  • After scrutiny of the documents by the Consulate the applicant will receive a confirmation for payment of fees (Check para E above for fees).
  • Due to COVID-19 pandemic verification of originals cannot be done in person. On receipt of confirmation for payment of fees, the applicant is required to send original application, fee, notarized copies of the documents and a return envelope. The notarized copies of the documents will be matched and verified with the uploaded documents. On verification of the same, service will be provided to the applicant.
  • Please note that no walk-in consular services will be provided at the Consulate General of India, New York. The Miscellaneous Consular Services will only be processed through the online portal and postal method only.
  • Any queries in this regard may please be addressed through PRAMIT available on www.indiainnewyork.gov.in

PLEASE NOTE :

  • CGI, New York has no agents for rending these services and applicants should approach the Consulate directly.
  • The Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents, the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.
  • No Commercial Documents are attested by the Consulate. The same should be apostilled from the US Government Authorities for presenting in India.

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