Visa Application Guide

It is very important that you apply on the CKGS website www.in.ckgs.us and follow the due process.

You will be directed from the CKGS website at the appropriate step to the Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Process and Government of India website to fill your online visa form.

Do not go directly to the Government of India website. You will be directed at the right point for the CKGS website to the Government of Indian website to fill your online visa form.

The CKGS website has been customized so that the website, documents, forms and letters requirements are as per the instructions of Embassy / Consulates of India in USA.

The rules on our website will identify your visa category, type, duration, fees and help avoid errors. Further to assist you, many forms and letters that have repetitive information will get auto populated and you only have to fill in the missing fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to Apply?

    Go to www.in.ckgs.us/visa/howtoapply We recommend that you read this carefully before processing your Visa Application.

    Proceed to processing your application

    Once you are ready with the important documents listed on the website, you proceed to the next stage which is VISA APPLICATION - GET STARTED on www.in.ckgs.us/visa.

  • Where can I find list of which documents to submit?

    • The CKGS website has been customized so that depending on your nationality, type of visa and category, purpose of visit, duration, once you complete the widget, you will get the appropriate visa to apply for alongwith the fees, document checklist and documents required.
    • There will be a Document checklist which lists the document requirements for your application.
    • Read the document checklist carefully which lists the documents, letters, whether originals / or copies are required and the number of documents needed to complete your Visa application before submission.
    • Review and check the forms and letters.
    • Print the forms as per your Document Checklist or you can print them later from the ‘My Account’ page.
    • Sign the forms / letters where indicated.
    • Print 1 copy of the Document Checklist.
  • I went to the Govt. of India website directly and I'm getting a message that the data is not matching.

    You have gone directly to the Government of India website and completed your online Visa Application form and have not followed the process of ‘How to Apply’ as defined on the CKGS site. The data entered on the CKGS website does not match with the data entered by you on the Government of India Online Visa form.

    For USA applicants, the CKGS website has been customized so that the website, documents and form requirements are as per the instructions of the Embassy / Consulates in USA. Please do not go directly to the Government of India Website. You will be directed from the CKGS website at the appropriate step to the Government of India website to fill your online visa form.

    You are required to apply for a fresh Online Visa Government form with the correct data. Please click on 'Visa Application - Get Started' and you will be guided on the widget.  

  • Where can I get my web reference number?

    You will get a NEW WEB REFERENCE NUMBER from the Government site which will now be the number to be used on the CKGS website to track the status of your VISA application.

  • How do I return to CKGS website once I have finished filling the Visa Application form on the Govt. of India website?

    Note:

    • Once you complete the Government VISA form, on the last page of the Government's website, you must click on the 'Appointment and Payment' option.
    • As soon as you hit the Appointment and Payment button, you will be prompted with the PDF of the Application Form. Please save and print the Application Form.
    • You will now be redirected to the CKGS website where you need to complete the rest of the process.

  • I have finished filling the visa application form on the Govt. of India website and have come back to CKGS website. What next?

    You are now on the home page of the CKGS website. Click on the box which states ‘Already filled in Government Online Visa form’.


    Since you are an existing customer, you need to fill in the New Web Reference Number (you should not use temporary tracking ID) received from the Government site along with your passport number and your date of birth to enter this link.

  • How can I track my application?

    If you are an existing applicant and want to get updated status on your application, please go to www.in.ckgs.us/trackandtrace and keep the following information handy:

    1. Web Reference Number
    2. Passport Number
    3. Date of Birth

    CKGS will not be able to assist you without verification of this information.

  • How do I contact you?

    If you need to contact us, please go to www.in.ckgs.us/feedback ; you will get a reply within 24 hours.

    If you are an existing applicant, you will need to have the following information handy:

    1. Web Reference Number
    2. Passport Number
    3. Date of Birth

    CKGS will not be able to assist you without verification of this information.

  • Browser Suggestions

    This CKGS website is best viewed in

    • Internet Explorer 9.x or higher.
    • Mozilla Firefox® 35.x or higher
    • Safari 5.1 or higher
    • Chrome 36 or higher or an equivalent browser software

    You must also have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or higher installed on your PC in order to download and print the completed application form.

  • What is ‘My Account’

    Applicants can perform multiple tasks using ‘My Account’ option from the website. One can access ‘My Account’ by entering a combination of Web Reference Number, Passport Number. On successful login the applicant will get the below options:

    • Track Application Status
    • View Applicant details
    • View Service details
    • Download and Print Completed Documents and Forms
    • Download and Print Shipping Label
    • Download and Print Payment Receipt
    • Make Payment
    • Purchase Shipping and other value added services
    • Upload missing / additional documents requested