IMPORTANT NOTICE: Applicants are requested to note that Embassy of India and it’s Consulates in US & CKGS Application Centres will remain closed on Thursday 25th Dec (Christmas Day).


Indian Visa Application & Processing Centers in USA

Cox & Kings Global Services Pvt. Limited is the only authorized Service Provider for the Embassy of India and its Consulates across the USA for Indian Visa / OCI / PIO / Renunciation of Indian Citizenship support services with effect from May 21, 2014.

It should be noted that the Embassy of India and its Consulates in the USA do not recognize any other agency who may provide Indian visas or who deal with Indian visa applications or any other aforementioned service.

In addition, Cox & Kings Global Services is pleased to announce additional aid for those applying for an Indian visa through the inauguration of CKGS Application Centers in major cities across the USA, including Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco & Atlanta. Applicants who wish to apply for an Indian Visa, OCI, PIO, Surrender and Renunciation can now submit their Indian Visa Applications based on the location & jurisdiction. read more...

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  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: New Visa Application Norms for applicants of Indian Origin:

    All applicants of Indian Origin with US Passports, applying for Tourist Visas are herewith instructed to apply for longer term 10 year duration visas only.

    Short term visas (less than 10 years duration) are only granted to applicants who:
    1.   Have already applied for PIO / OCI and are awaiting process completion;
    2.   Non US passport holders
    3.   Applicants applying for Emergency visas
    4.   For Minors (5 years only)
    5.   Any other category which the Consulate decides as per Government of India Regulations.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If you ever held an Indian Passport, it is mandatory to provide proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship along with your Visa / OCI / PIO application. Please click here for document checklist, forms and fees.

  • Transfer of Valid visa from Expired US passport to New US passport

    The validity of an existing visa does not expire if holder acquires a new passport (if old passport has expired or is damaged), as long as personal particulars and nationality of the holder have not changed. The visa holder can travel carrying old passport with valid Indian visa along with new passport. However, if such a visa holder wishes to formally transfer the visa for the remaining period of the duration of the visa onto the new passport, you may please review the Transfer of Entry Visa requirements, Transfer of Business Visa requirements, Transfer of Tourist Visa requirements for more info. If you know what type of transfer for which you would like to apply, proceed to the Click here to fill online. Kindly note that this is a purely optional choice for the applicants.

  • New Visa / PIO Announcements
    New Tourist Visa norms for US nationals:

    The Govt. of India has directed that, apart from special circumstances, Indian Missions / Posts in the United States of America will grant Multi entry Tourist Visa for a period of 10 years to the Nationals of the United States of America with a stipulation that "continuous period of stay during each visit will not exceed 180 days and no registration will be required". The stipulated fee for a ten year Tourist Visa shall be USD 150.

  • New Rules for PIO

    Effective 30th September 2014 – as per the Notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the PIO Rules have changed:

    • A PIO Card issued to an applicant shall be valid for his lifetime from the date of its issue provided that such applicant has a valid US or Foreign Passport.
    • The above is valid for existing PIO Cards and as well as New PIO Cards issued post 30th September 2014.
    • PIO Cards holders if staying in India for a period of over 6 months need not go to FRRO (Local) and get their extended stay endorsed. This ruling is done away with.

    For more updates please visit the Embassy / Consulate website.
    Download Ministry of Home Affairs Notification

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