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POWER OF ATTORNEY / AFFIDAVITS RELATING TO PROPERTY OR FINANCIAL MATTERS

This service is extended to Indian passport holders and US Nationals of Indian-origin.

Please apply strictly as per your jurisdiction for which you have verifiable proof of address. The jurisdiction of the Embassy of India in Washington DC comprises of the states of Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Applicants only from these states may apply at the Embassy of India. Others have to apply at respective Consulate General of India.

Documents required when applying in person:  Please have the following documents ready before you come to the counter

1. Miscellaneous Services Form - Download the Miscellaneous Application form and fill it up carefully. Each applicant is required to fill up separate Miscellaneous Application form and affix his/her photograph on the same.

2. ORIGINAL Passport and Photocopy of the first five pages and last two pages of the current passport.

3. ORIGINAL and Photocopy of any one of the following as proof of your US Visa Status
(Please carry originals at the counter):

o Page containing visa on passport (H1B, H4 etc) and the copy of I-94

o Clear Photocopy of Green Card

o Employment Authorization Document (Work Permit)

o I-797, I-140 or I-20 (If approval copy of these notices are pending, also attach a handwritten note detailing the efforts being made to regularize status.)

4. ORIGINAL and Photocopy of any one of the following as proof of your current US residence address.

o U.S Driving license.

o Gas, Electricity, Water or landline telephone bill displaying applicant’s address

o House Lease Agreement

o State Identification Card

o Note: Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof. 

  • The person(s) signing the Power of Attorney must present himself at the Counter. Embassy does not prescribe any specific format/type of paper for Power of Attorney document. The same should be as per your requirements, whether Plain paper or Indian Stamp Paper. Power of Attorney needs to be signed and witnessed by two US-based individuals with their names and addresses clearly mentioned and their signatures should be Notarized beforehand if the witnesses are not present in person. The applicant is also required to affix one photograph on the last page of the document and then make a photocopy of the entire Power of Attorney document for retention by the Embassy.

Fee:  A non-refundable fee of $ 20 (twenty) per applicant per attestation. Money order or Cashier’s checks or cash. Each applicant for Miscellaneous Services has to give a separate money order/cashier’s check/cash of US $2 (two) drawn in favor of Embassy of India- Washington DC for Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF) w.e.f. September 1, 2017. Personal checks, credit cards, cash or other banking instruments are not accepted.

Processing Time :

Same day/next day (delivery of attested documents between 10 AM AND 12.30 PM)

Documents required when applying by mail:

• Miscellaneous Services Form - Download the Miscellaneous Application form and fill it up carefully. Each applicant is required to fill up separate Miscellaneous Application form and affix his/her photograph on the same.

• Current passport in original and photocopy of the first five pages and last two pages of the current passport. 

• Notarized Photocopy of any one of the following as proof of your US Visa Status

o Page containing visa on passport (H1B, H4 etc) and the copy of I-94

o Clear Photocopy of Green Card

o Employment Authorization Document (Work Permit)

o I-797, I-140 or I-20 (If approval copy of these notices are pending, also attach a handwritten note detailing the efforts being made to
regularize status.)

• Notarized Photocopy of any one of the following as proof of your current US residence address. 

o U.S Driving license.

o Gas, Electricity, Water or landline telephone bill displaying applicant’s address

o House Lease Agreement

o State Identification Card

o Not Acceptable: Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof. 

• Embassy does not prescribe any specific format/type of paper for Power of Attorney document. The same should be as per your requirements, whether Plain paper or Indian Stamp Paper. Power of Attorney needs to be signed and witnessed by two US-based individuals with their names and addresses clearly mentioned and Notarized beforehand. The applicant is also required to affix one photograph on the last page of the document and then make a photocopy of the entire Power of Attorney document for retention by the Embassy.

• Fee: A non-refundable fee of $ 20 (twenty) money order/cashier’s check per applicant per attestation.  Each applicant for Miscellaneous Services has to give a separate money order/cashier’s check of US $2 (two) drawn in favor of Embassy of India- Washington DC for Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF) w.e.f. September 1, 2017.

Personal checks, credit cards or other banking instruments are not accepted.

Processing Time :

• Applying in mail: 10 business days excluding the time taken in mail

Mailing Address:

Embassy of India

(Consular Wing)

2536 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington D.C. 20008
 
• Receiving back your documents: You can send either a trackable prepaid return mailing envelope from UPS Mail or FEDEX etc. or enclose a separate money order/cashier’s check for $ 20 (twenty) payable to Embassy of India-Washington DC.

Chancery Address: 2107 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008
Consular Wing Address: 2536 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008

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