About Us Emergency Visa Services

Emergency Visa Service - Eligibility

Consulate General of India, San Francisco grants an Emergency Service ONLY under the following circumstances:

-  For medical emergency

-  For unfortunate incident of loss of life

-  To attend to legal matters concerning self

Note: Whether or not the circumstance is considered to be eligible for Emergency visa service is entirely at the discretion of the Embassy of India. Please follow the process as defined to avoid delays in processing of your application.

Jurisdiction Nationality Type and Duration of  Emergency Visa Submission Timing Process
CGI San Francisco Jurisdiction Include States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming 1.Persons of Indian descent holding a US passport can apply

 2.Non US Passport holders are not permitted to apply  
TOURIST/ ENTRY VISA for 6 months Multiple Entry

Duration granted by Embassy will be at Embassy  discretion.
Submission at CKGS application center Weekdays

From Monday to Friday

Time - 9 AM to 2 PM

  However after 2 pm depending upon the nature of emergency of the applicant, emergency applications may be accepted till 4 pm.
Fees payable to CKGS

Note: Weekends: No Emergency Visa service is provided at CKGS on weekends. However, applicants may contact Consulate of India, San Francisco at telephone number: (415)634-8480 for Emergency Consular Services

Consular and Emergency Fees

Consular CKGS
Consular Fee ICWF Fee Emergency Fee CKGS Fee Mode of Payment
As per visa category $ 3 $ 100 $ 19.90 Online Credit & Debit Card

For weekend Emergency services in the Consulate, payment is received only in Cash.  

Documents Required for Emergency Application Note: For more detailed information please visit www.in.ckgs.us/visa

Standard Documents
- All documents as per the Tourist/ Entry Visa checklist on CKGS website (https://www.in.ckgs.us/visa/tourist-visa).
Additional Documents
For Adults
1. Proof of Indian Origin
  • Copy of Indian passport 
  • Copies of parents Indian passport
3. Proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship
4. Flight Ticket (if applicable)
5. CKGS Payment Receipt
2. Proof of Emergency
  • Medical Note from Doctor / Hospital in India on
   their letterhead
  • Copy of Death Certificate
  • Legal Document if Emergency is Legal
For Minor
6. Parental Authorization Form


Passport copies of both parents


Copy of birth certificate
7. Flight Ticket (if applicable)
8. Proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship
9. CKGS Payment Receipt
NOTE: Both parents’ signatures are required on the VISA form and it should be Notarized. DO NOT sign the documents on your own; the Notary Officer will require you to SIGN in his / her presence. Proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship is mandatory.