Public Notice regarding Consular Services Public Notice regarding Consular Services

Consulate General of India

Public Notice regarding Consular Services

  1. 1. Consulate General of India, Houston will accept online applications for OCI, Renunciation, Passport and GEP services only through the service provider, VFS Global.  Applicants would need to complete the applications on the following website of VFS Global and send duly filled applications by post to the address given below:    

Address of the VFS Global Application center for sending the application by post:

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

  1. 2. Visas: All existing Tourist & e-visas have been suspended until further notice. Emergency entry visa and other eligible categories [Business, Employment and Medical] allowed to travel to India are requested to send the applications along with the documents to the consulate by post following the procedure given at the following link:

All visa applications need to be filled online at:

  1. 3. 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. For details regarding the procedure for completing the application for Miscellaneous services please visit:

  1. 4. It may be noted that due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, all Consular services are being rendered only through regular Post/Mail. Applicants are requested NOT to visit the Consulate for any service. For general information regarding Consular Services and details of application procedures please visit our website:
  1. 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)


March 10 ,2021