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General Passport Information

It is informed that VFS Global is the service provider for Passport services for the Consulate General of India, Houston. Its operations have started from 04 November 2020. 

All the applicants under the Consular Jurisdiction of the Consulate General of India, Houston (those living in Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas) seeking passport services may visit the link for details.  

Apart from the applicable Government of India Passport fees, the applicants will also be required to pay US$ 15.90 as service charge to VFS Global and US$ 2 as contribution to Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF).

The details of the VFS Global Application Centre are as under:

VFS Global
1001 Texas Ave
Suite #550
Houston, TX 77002

(It may also be noted that due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, there will be no walk-in service at VFS Global until further notice.  All applications shall only be dealt with by post.)

The normal processing time of passport is 3 weeks.
If Police Verification Report (PVR) is not clear or pending, the processing time will be approximately 30 days or more (excluding VFS’s processing time). In such cases, processing time depends on the availability of clear PVR form Concerned authorities in India. Applicants should clearly indicate their address on which the Police clearance could be done, specifically indicating the police station and district with PIN code.