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Public Notice Regarding New Outsourcing Service Provider

Consulate General of India

Public Notice Regarding New Outsourcing Service Provider

This is in continuation of our Press Release of 03 November, 2020 regarding change of outsourcing service provider for Visa, OCI, Renunciation, Passport and Global Entry Program (GEP) services.

2. Consulate General of India, Houston will accept online applications for OCI, Renunciation, Passport and GEP services through the new service provider, VFS Global.  A service fee of US$15.90 (inclusive of all taxes) per application will be charged in addition to applicable Government of India fees for these services. 

3. The details of the VFS Global Application center in Houston are as under:

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

Applicants are advised to send duly filled applications by post to VFS Global only after completing their application through their website:  


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.

4. Visa: Emergency visa to the eligible categories allowed to travel to India as per the advisories issued from time to time by the Government of India. Visa applicants are requested to send an email to:visa.houston@mea.gov.in’ requesting for emergency visa. On receipt of the documentation checklist, applicants are requested to carefully go through the requirements relating to the different categories of visa before submitting their applications. The Consulate may request additional documentation in certain cases.

5. Miscellaneous Consular Services: Request for Miscellaneous Services (Attestation, Power of Attorney, Police Clearance Certificates etc.) can be sent to the Consulate through regular Post/Mail. These services are being rendered ONLY through regular post/mail. Applicants are requested NOT to visit the Consulate for any service.

6. For procedure related to application for Emergency Visa and general information regarding other Consular Services please visit our website www.cgihouston.gov.in

7. Helplines: Please contact us for any query or assistance on the following helplines:

                   Helpline number: +1-713-626-2148

 Emergency helpline number:+1-713-626-2149(for emergencies only)

                     Email: enquiriescgi@swbell.net

November 05,2020