How to submit visa application at the Indian embassy?

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If the travel requirements of the applicant demand submission documents, they must be submitted by visiting India visa application centre at 1250 23rd St NW, Suite 100-50, Washington, DC 20037. In the case of an India e visa, a visit is not mandatory to the Embassy, Consulate, or India authorized visa agent.

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The Indian Embassy is in Washington DC, with Taranjit Singh Sandhu serving as the ambassador. The embassy offers many services to the India Citizen in the United States, such as the India passport renewal, attestation certificates, emergency certificates, etc.

2107 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 939 9888

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What are the primary tasks performed by the Embassy/Consulate of India located in Washington DC, USA?

The Embassy/Consulate assists travelers from the United States to India, and citizens traveling from India to the United States. It also plays a significant role in an educational exchange program sponsored by the Indian government. To allow for more ease of use and access, the Embassy/Consulate has established multiple Consulates across the country to offer services seamlessly.

What type of passport services are provided by the Indian Embassy/Consulate?

The primary purposes of travel to the United States by Indian nationals are tourism, higher education, employment, and other activities (such as parents visiting children, business events, etc.). In the United States, any foreign resident needs to possess a valid travel document, or the traveler will be deported to their home country. If the travel documents, such as a passport, expired or were lost, the Embassy would work to provide new records to the traveler.

How many Indian Consulates/Embassy is in the United States to serve travelers?

The Indian Consulate in Washington DC (address listed above) along with five Consulates/Embassy spread across the country aid travelers to and from India.

Consulate General of India – New York

3 East 64th Street

(Between 5th and Madison Avenues)

New York, NY 10065

Consulate General of India – San Francisco

540 Arguello Boulevard,

San Francisco, CA 94118

Consulate General of India – Chicago, Illinois

455, North City Front Plaza Drive,

 NBC Tower Building, Suite No. 850,

Chicago, IL 60611

Consulate General of India – Houston

4300 Scotland street,

Houston, TX 77007

Consulate General of India – Atlanta

5549 Glenridge Drive NE,

Atlanta, GA 30342

Does a consulate operate out of the Washington DC embassy?

Yes. There is a Consulate in Washington DC, which operates separately from the Embassy. The Consulate is located at 2536 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008.

Can a traveler collect travel documents from the Indian Embassy/Consulate in Washington DC?

No. You must visit India visa application center at 1250 23rd St NW, Suite 100-50, Washington, DC 20037, to collect the documents. For India electronic visa, you do not require to visit.

Can a traveler collect travel documents from the Indian Embassy in Washington DC?

No. You must visit CKGS Washington center at 1250 23rd St NW, Suite 100-50, Washington, DC 20037, to collect the documents. For e-visa, you do not require to visit.

What are the hours of operation of the Indian Embassy/Consulate in Washington DC?

India Embassy working hours are 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST. Consular Service Hours are 10 AM to 12:30 PM

What days is the Embassy/Consulate open?

The Indian Embassy/Consulate operates Monday through Friday and is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

On which holidays is the Embassy/Consulate closed?

The list of holidays the Indian Embassy in Washington DC observes can be found at the link below.,

Are there any jurisdictional restrictions regarding services from the Indian Consulate/Embassy in Washington D.C.?

Yes, only people residing in the states under consular control of India Embassy are eligible for services like the issue of India passport and visa services.

Which states are coming under the jurisdiction of the Indian Consulate/Embassy?

The Washington DC embassy covers the following states and territories: Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Is there an emergency phone number to reach the Washington DC Consulate/Embassy?

For any emergency consular services, please contact number 202-258-8819. The number is available during weekends and other Embassy holidays. 

What cultural activities are supported by the Consulate/Embassy in Washington DC?

The Embassy works to promote Indian arts and culture. Regarding cultural matters, please

Is there a FAQ related to the Embassy and Consulates?

Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Card Related FAQ:,

Visa Related FAQ:,

Passport Related FAQ:

Renunciation of Indian Citizenship related FAQ:

Does India provide any E-visa?

Yes, there are four types of E-visa offered by India as following

  1. USA to India Tourist E-Visa
  2. USA to India E-Medical Visa
  3. USA to India E-Medical Attendant Visa
  4. USA to India Business E-Visa

What is the Visa-Free Score of India Passports?

India passports accumulate points to every visa-free nation that determines enter without obtaining a visa or to get an arrival visa.  
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