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Submission of In-Person Applications at VFS Center

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Submission of In - Person Applications at VFS Center

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 only. (The current practice of accepting the applications by Mail will also continue.)

  1. An applicant is required to visit the VFS Global Website for online submission of applications (at the Government of India portals) for respective services. Thereafter he/she can make an appointment for in-person submission of applications at the concerned VFS Global Center (Indian Consular Application Centre 145 W 45th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10036 in case of New York).  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.


July 12, 2021
New York