About Us Birth Certificate or non Availability of Birth Certificate

  • The Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.
  • The Consulate does not attest any document issued by authorities in India. If any document issued by authorities in India (such as birth and death certificates, affidavits, diplomas, marriage certificate and educational certificates issued by authorities in India ) are required to be presented to authorities in USA, these should be apostilled in India. For details, please check the website “Legalization of Documents” at http://www.mea.gov.in
  • Birth Certificate is issued on the basis of entries in Indian passport. Therefore it can only be issued if an Indian passport is presented in original.
  • Non availability of birth certificate can be issued to those Indian citizens who present their Indian passport in original and who were born in India before 2nd June 1969 and present their Indian passport in original at the counter of in mail.

  • Normal processing time is 28 business days.

Important Update: With the opening of CGI Seattle, CGI San Francisco now serves the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, and Guam. Residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming should submit their applications to CGI Seattle.


Applying In Person:

All miscellaneous attestation services are now accessible on a walk-in basis, without the need for an appointment, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on regular working days.

Carry originals of all the supporting documents to be presented to the Consular Officer (photocopies of which are to be attached with the application).  In case you are not able to present the original documents at the counter bring notarized copy of documents being attached to the application.  Ensure that notarized copy is legible, otherwise Consulate may ask to see the original. However, the passport should be presented in original.

Delivery of Documents (Pick-up Hours) :  04.00 pm to 04.45 pm (Monday to Friday)


Applying by Mail:

Send all the supporting documents to the following address:

Miscellaneous Cell
Consulate General of India,
540 Arguello Boulevard;
San Francisco CA 94118

Photocopy of all supporting documents should be notarized and attached to the application. Do not send any original documents except the affidavit / document to be attested.

Fee :

A non-refundable fee of $ 25 (twenty five) + $2 Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF) w.e.f. Oct. 01, 2012 per attestation.

Fees should be paid through Money order or Cashiers’ cheque drawn in favor of the ‘Consulate General of India, San Francisco’NO BLANK CHECK/MONEY ORDER WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE CONSULATE. Cash, Personal Cheques, Credit Cards, Debit Cards or other banking instruments are not accepted.

How to Apply:

  • Miscellaneous Services Form - Download the Miscellaneous Application form and complete the application form.
  • Attach the following documents with the application form.
  • Notarized copy of Passport (First and Last Page)
  • Notarized copy of any one of the following as proof of your US Visa Status:
    o Page containing visa on passport (H1B, H4 etc) and the copy of I-94
    o Clear Photocopy of Green Card
    o Employment Authorization Document (Work Permit)
    o I-797, I-140 or I-20 (If approval copy of these notices are pending, also attach a handwritten note detailing the efforts being made to regularize status) 
  • Notarized copy of any one of the following as proof of your current US residence address: 
    o U.S Driving license.
    o Gas, Electricity, Water or landline telephone bill displaying applicant’s address
    o House Lease Agreement
    o State Identification Card
    o Note: Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof.
  • If you want to receive the documents back through mail, send a trackable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or UPS etc.) (No Fedex)

  • In case the Consulate receives applications with incomplete documentation, the same would be sent back unprocessed in the return envelope sent by the applicant.
  • If the applicant is holding a B1/B2 visa and your children have applied for your Green card, the applicant should provide some additional documents. Your son/daughter’s current Indian passport copy, his/her driver’s license copy, if son/daughter is a US citizen then, his/her old Indian passport first and last page copies, documents from USCIS requesting Birth certificate, receipt notice from USCIS which shows that Green card has been filed and lastly a letter from him/her to the Consular officer requesting this service for his/her parents.

FAQs - Miscellaneous Services

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