About Us Marriage 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
  • Marriage Certificate is issued only if the Indian passport is presented in original and the spouse’s name is included in the passport.
  • Normal processing time is 28 business days.

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.)

Applying In Person:

Please secure an in-person Appointment

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.

Please enclose a trackable pre-paid self-addressed return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or UPS etc.,) (No Fedex) for dispatching the processed documents.

How to Apply:

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

  • Applicant and spouse may separately submit dully signed Self Sworn Marriage Affidavit

  • Notarized copy of Passport (First and Last Page)

  • Proof of your US Visa Status:(Notarized 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: (Notarized 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.

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