About Us Entry Visa Services

Consulate General of India
San Francisco

The Government of India, from time to time, has revoked the ban on several categories of visas for travel to India, which were earlier put in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The details of currently permitted categories are available at PERMITTED CATEGORIES FOR TRAVEL TO INDIA.

2. The Government of India has restored all existing visas, which had been suspended earlier, including electronic visa except e-Tourist Visa, Tourist Visa and Medical Visa. All those who hold such valid visas (other than e-Tourist Visa, Tourist visa and Medical visa) need not apply to the Consulate for revalidation of their existing visa. In other words, only those who hold e-Tourist visa/Tourist visa (regular) and Medical visa need to apply for a fresh visa.

3. Those foreign nationals who fall in the list of permitted categories for travel to India, but whose visa has expired may note the following:

a. Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in and apply for REGULAR/PAPER VISA APPLICATION. Fill application, upload the photo, submit the application and take the printout of the visa application.

b. Thereafter, send the following physical documents along with original US passport & Visa application with a self-addressed return shipping prepaid envelope (not FedEx) to the attention of Visa section at 540 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco CA 94118

(i) Copy of address proof;

(ii) Copy of Birth Certificate of the child (if applicable).

(iii) Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

(iv) Copy of passport and OCI/Existing visa (if any of your and spouse or parents);

(v) Notarized Parental authorization form, duly signed by both the parents, with copies of their passports (only for minors). Please note that in case of minor is not able to sign or put thumb impression on the visa application form, then either of the parents or both of them can sign the minors visa application. Unsigned application is liable to be rejected. 

(vi) Supporting documents for reason of travel (death certificate or doctors/hospital certificate).

(vii) Visa fees (for entry visa) of US$103.00 in money order/cashier’s check in favor of Consulate General of India San Francisco. Please ensure that applicants name is clearly mentioned/written on the money order/ cashier's check. Please note that personal checks will not be accepted.

(viii) One passport size photograph (2" x 2" on white background)

(ix) Copy of Renunciation certificate if the previous nationality is Indian (if you have not applied for renunciation so far please visit- https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/apply-for-renunciation, and apply for the same).

Note - (a) Visa application will be rejected & returned if it is incomplete, unsigned & if photo is not uploaded.
           (b) Please Don't send the expired US passport
           (c) It may take 5 to 7 business days for issuing a visa after receiving the complete application with documents at the Consulate. Please enquire only after seven(7) business days.

 

BUSINESS VISA

Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html and apply for REGULAR/PAPER VISA APPLICATION. Fill application, upload the photo, submit the application, and take the printout of the Visa Application and send it with other documents(including original US passport) with a self-addressed return shipping prepaid envelope(not FedEx) in the attention of Visa Section at 540 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco CA 94118. If the above link is not working, please visit indianvisaonline.gov.in. The processing time for a Business visa may vary from 07 to 10 business days after receiving the required documents. List of documents required for a Business visa is as follows-

  1. USA passport in Original
  2. Copy of Address proof
  3. Copy of Indian Company Invitation letter (on Company letter head)
  4. Letter from the applicant’s company in USA (on Company letter head stating expenses will be paid for by the company and duration of stay required in India)
  5. Copy of Indian Company Incorporation letter
  6. Existing visa, if any
  7. Copy of Renunciation certificate if the previous nationality is Indian (if you have not applied for renunciation so far please visit- https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/apply-for-renunciation, and apply for the same).

Visa fees (for US National) of US$163.00 in favor of Consulate General of India San Francisco. Please ensure that applicants name is clearly mentioned/written on the money order/ cashier's check. Please note that personal checks will not be accepted.

NOTE-. The Visa application is liable to be rejected if it is incomplete, unsigned & photo is not uploaded.

 

EMPLOYMENT VISA

Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html and apply for REGULAR/PAPER VISA APPLICATION. Fill application, upload the photo, submit the application, and take the printout of the visa application and send it with other documents(including original US passport) with a self-addressed return shipping prepaid envelope(not FedEx) in the attention of Visa Section at 540 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco CA 94118. If the above link is not working, please visit indianvisaonline.gov.in. The processing time for a Employment visa may vary from 07 to 10 business days after receiving the required documents. List of documents required for a Employment visa is as follows-

  1. Passport copy of the applicant
  2. Existing visa, if any
  3. Copy of Address proof
  4. Copy of Indian Company Appointment letter (on Company letter head stating annual salary)
  5. Tax Liability Letter (on Company letter head stating tax will be deducted by employer at source and deposited with tax authorities)
  6. Copy of Indian Company Undertaking on employment terms and conditions
  7. Copy of Renunciation certificate if the previous nationality is Indian (if you have not applied for renunciation so far please visit- https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/apply-for-renunciation, and apply for the same).

Visa fees (for US National) of US$223.00 in favor of Consulate General of India San Francisco. Please ensure that applicants name is clearly mentioned/written on the money order/ cashier's check. Please note that personal checks will not be accepted.

NOTE-. The Visa application is liable to be rejected if it is incomplete, unsigned & photo is not uploaded.

 

MEDICAL VISA

Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html and apply for REGULAR/PAPER VISA APPLICATION. Fill application, upload the photo, submit the application, and take the printout of the visa application and send it with other documents(including original US passport) with a self-addressed return shipping prepaid envelope(not FedEx) in the attention of Visa Section at 540 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco CA 94118. If the above link is not working, please visit indianvisaonline.gov.in. The processing time for a Medical visa may vary from 07 to 10 business days after receiving the required documents. List of documents required for a Medical is as follows

  1. Applicant's Passport
  2. Existing Indian visa (if any)
  3. Hospital/doctor’s appointment letter (detailing the procedure and period of treatment)
  4. USA Address Proof
  5. Copy of Renunciation certificate if the previous nationality is Indian (if you have not applied for renunciation so far please visit- https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/apply-for-renunciation, and apply for the same).

Visa fees (for US National) of US$103.00 in favor of Consulate General of India San Francisco. Please ensure that applicants name is clearly mentioned/written on the money order/ cashier's check. Please note that personal checks will not be accepted.

NOTE-. The Visa application is liable to be rejected if it is incomplete, unsigned & photo is not uploaded.


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