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Press Release - OUTSOURCING OF INDIAN PASSPORT SERVICES

Washington, DC

As part of the efforts, for the convenience of Indian citizens in USA, for availing Passport related services, Embassy of India has engaged M/S VFS Global as an outsourcing Agency for initial receipt and processing of applications on behalf of the Embassy in Washington, DC and its Consulates General in other parts of the country.   The Outsourcing Agency would begin its operations with effect from April 16, 2012 in Washington DC, and for the Consulates General in Chicago and New York. For  the Consulates General at Houston and San Francisco, the operations would begin from April 30, 2012. 
 
The address of VFS Global in Washington, DC is  Suite 103, 1625 K Street NW Washington DC 20006. Its website http://www.vfsglobal.com/india/usa and a Call Centre number  +1-202-800-7412 would be functional from April 9, 2012 for providing assistance to passport services seekers. Applications would be accepted by M/S VFS Global in person or delivered by mail with effect from April 16, 2012 at the above mentioned address.  Addresses of M/S VFS Global at other locations in support of the Consulates General would be  available on their respective websites. 

It may be noted that Visa/OCI/PIO services have, from before, been outsourced to Travisa Outsourcing company and that arrangement  continues.
 
Miscellaneous Services like Attestation of Power of Attorney would continue to be extended by the Embassy and Consulates Gemeral of India directly, for which no prior appointment is required.  Any information on these services can be accessed from the websites of the Embassy and Consulates General.