Public Notice regarding Consular Services Public Notice regarding Consular Services

Consulate General of India

Public Notice regarding Consular Services

1. The Consulate will accept online applications for OCI, Renunciation of Indian Citizenship, Passport, GEP and PCC (Indian Nationals Only) only through the Service Provider, VFS Global. Applicants would need to complete the applications on their website and send duly filled applications by post to the address given below:

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

(For above services, VFS has also commenced limited in-person appointments from July 15, 2021 as per details on the above website of VFS)

2. Visas: All existing valid visas (except e- Visa, tourist visa and medical visa) stand restored with effect from 21 October 2020. Applicants for Emergency entry visa and other currently eligible categories [Business, Employment and Medical] allowed to travel to India are requested to send the applications along with documents to the consulate by post following the procedure given at:

E-Visa: From 30 March, 2021, E-Visa has been re-opened for certain categories only (Business, Medical, Conference), the details of which are available at :

[ Please note that the Consulate does not process the e-visas ].

3. Miscellaneous Consular Services: Request for Miscellaneous services [Attestation, Power of Attorney, PCC (Foreigners only) etc.] can be sent to the Consulate only through regular Post/ Mail. For details regarding the procedure for completing the application for Miscellaneous services please


4. OCI: Rules for reissuance of OCI has been relaxed/ waived as below:

  • Person registered as OCI cardholder before age of 20 needs reissuance only once after crossing the age of 20
  • Person registered as OCI cardholder after the age of 20 do not need reissuance

5. Help lines: Please contact us for any query or assistance on the following help lines:     

Helpline number: +1-713-626-2148

+1-713-626-2149(for emergencies only)



July 20 ,2021