About Us Life Certificate

Welcome to the Miscellaneous Services Section of the Consualte

  • Currently WALK-IN services are SUSPENDED. Please send requisite document by mail along with all supporting documents and return shipping labels.
  • There is no Fee for Life Certificate, but we charge ICWF for miscellaneous services which would be $2.00 per application. Please send the same with your application.
  • There is no need to take an appointment. Applicants could visit The Consulate on any working day between 9AM -12 Noon. The service will be on first come first serve basis.       
  • The Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.
  • There is no Fee for Life Certificate but we charge ICWF for miscellaneous services would be $2.00 per application.
  • If applicant want attestation on Bank Life Certificate please provide us with notary.

ICWF charges for miscellaneous services would be $2.00 per application instead of $3.00 w.e.f. September 01, 2017 (This amount may be included in the same cheque as the fees.)


How to Apply:

  • Miscellaneous Services Form - Download the Miscellaneous Application form and complete the application form.

  • Attach the following documents with the application form.

  • Current passports (both Indian and US) in original and photocopy of the first five pages and last two pages of the current passports.

  • Proof of your US Visa Status:(copy of any one of the following)

    • Photocopy of the page containing visa on passport (H1B, H4 etc) and the copy of I-94

    • Clear Photocopy of Green Card

    • Employment Authorization Document (Work Permit)

    • I-797, I-140 or I-20 (If approval copy of these notices are pending, also attach a handwritten note detailing the efforts being taken to regularize status)

  • Proof of current US residence address: (copy of any one of the following)

    • U.S Driving license.

    • PG&E, Water or landline telephone bill displaying applicant’s address

    • House Lease Agreement

    • State Identification Card

    • Note: Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof

  • In case the Consulate receives applications with incomplete documentation, the same would be sent back unprocessed in the return envelope sent by the applicant.

Mailing Address:

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

Applying In Person:

Supporting Document: 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.

If you want to receive the attested documents back through mail, send a trackable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or UPS etc.)

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.

Applying by mail

Supporting Documents: Photocopy of all supporting documents should be notarized and attached to the application. Do not send any original documents except the PASSPORT and the affidavit to be attested.


FAQs - Miscellaneous Services