FAQs - VISA


  • What is the process for applicants from Washington D.C jurisdiction to apply for an Emergency Service for VISA?
  • What is the process for applicants from Atlanta jurisdiction to apply for an Emergency Service for VISA?
  • What is the process for applicants from Chicago jurisdiction to apply for an Emergency Service for VISA?
  • What is the process for applicants from Houston jurisdiction to apply for an Emergency Service for VISA?
    Emergency Service is available ONLY for US passport holders of Indian Origin. Non US Passport holders are NOT permitted to apply.

    Emergency Service has a fee that the Consulate charges to expedite the process. Applicants of Houston jurisdiction have to apply for:
    ‘Entry Visa’ 6 Months Multiple Entry Visa
    OR
    ‘Tourist Visa’ 10 Years Multiple Entry Visa

    NOTE:
    • Consulate will grant a Tourist Visa or Entry Visa for Emergency Service.
    • The duration of Visa granted by the Consulate will be at the Consulate’s discretion

    Where to get started with the application
    Purposes to Apply for an Emergency Service
    • For medical emergency
    • For unfortunate incident of loss of life
    • To attend to legal matters concerning self
    Non - Acceptable Purposes to Apply for an Emergency Service
    • Wedding of self or attending wedding of family and friends
    • Religious purposes
    • Family Reunion
    • Tourism purpose
    Visa Categories
    You can apply for a:
    • Tourist Visa 10 Years Multiple Entry with Emergency Fees but the Consulate may grant only a 6 Months Visa
    • Entry Visa 6 Months Multiple Entry with Emergency Fees
    Mode of Submission: In Person
    Applicant can apply for an emergency visa through CKGS. The applicant has to fill the form, pay fees and submit the application as well as collect from CKGS.

    Below is the address of CKGS Application Center in Houston:

    Houston
    CKGS Application Center
    VISA Department
    1001 Texas Avenue,
    Suite 550 (Level 5),
    Houston, TX 77002.


    OR

    Applicant can apply for an emergency visa directly at CGI. Applicant needs to fill the form only at the Govt. of India site and submit the application directly at the consulate. Applicant needs to pay the fees at the consulate. (Please note that this is applicable only after the CKGS office hours. Otherwise the applicant has to come through CKGS)

    Below is the address of Consulate General of India in Houston:

    Houston Consulate General of India


    4300 Scotland Street,
    Houston, TX 77007
    Tel: 713 - 626 - 2148 / 214
    Timings
    Weekdays (CKGS / Consulate)
    From Monday to Friday
    Between 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

    Weekends
    No Emergency service at CKGS on weekend. However, applicants may contact the Consulate’s phone number (832-283-1568) for Emergency visa assistance.
    Fees
    Fees for Application Submitted to CKGS
    Fees to be paid to CKGS through Online

    Visa Fees
    As Applicable
    ICWF Fees
    $3
    Emergency Fees
    $100
    CKGS Service Fees
    $19.90
    Total
    As Applicable

    Fees for Application Submitted to Consulate
    Fees to be paid in cash directly at the Consulate

    Visa Fees
    As Applicable
    ICWF Fees
    $3
    Emergency Fees
    $100
    Total
    As Applicable

    Documents Required
    • STANDARD DOCUMENTS
      As per the Document Checklist of the applied Visa Category (Entry / Tourist).

    • ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
      For Adults
      Proof of Indian Origin
      Copy of Indian passport OR
      Copies of parents Indian passport
      Proof of Emergency
      Medical Note from Doctor / Hospital in India on their letterhead OR
      Copy of Death Certificate OR
      Legal Document if Emergency is Legal
      Flight tickets (if applicable)
      Proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship
      CKGS Payment Receipt


      For Minors
      All documents as per the Document Checklist including:
      Parental Authorization Form
      OR
      Passport copies of both parents
      OR
      Copy of birth certificate
      AND
      Proof of Emergency
      Medical Note from Doctor / Hospital in India on their letterhead OR
      Copy of Death Certificate OR
      Legal Document if Emergency is Legal
      AND
      Flight tickets (if applicable)
      Proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship
      CKGS Payment Receipt
    NOTE: Both parents’ signatures are required on the VISA form and it should be Notarized. DO NOT sign the documents on your own; the Notary Officer will require you to SIGN in his / her presence.

    Proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship is mandatory.

    IMPORTANT: The decision making of a VISA application for an Emergency Service rests solely and exclusively with the Consulate. The Consulate reserves the right to grant/deny an Emergency Service without assigning reasons and the decision of the Consulate is final and binding upon you. It is at the discretion of the Consulate to issue Emergency Service on a VISA. CKGS does not play any role in the decision making of a VISA application for an Emergency Service.
  • What is the process for applicants from New York jurisdiction to apply for an Emergency Service for VISA?
  • What is the process for applicants from San Francisco jurisdiction to apply for an Emergency Service for VISA?
  • I am a Bangladeshi citizen; can I apply for an emergency visa?
  • I am a Prior Reference citizen; can I apply for an emergency visa?
  • I am a Pakistani citizen; can I apply for an emergency visa?