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CKGS is the only authorized Service Provider for the Consulate General Of India, Chicago for Visa. Applicants based on their requirement can submit their applications. Read about the different categories of Visa and related information Please click here

NOTE:    Diplomatic and Official passport holders may submit applications directly to the Consulate on all working days. For more details, Please click here:

- CONSULATE DOES NOT HANDLE DIRECTLY ANY OTHER APPLICATIONS BY WALK-IN OR BY POST / MAIL.

How to use the CKGS Website?

You must apply only on the CKGS website. (www.in.ckgs.us)

Do not go directly to the Government of India website to fill the online application. You must go via the links on the CKGS website provided below. You will be directed to the Government of India website to fill your online form/s at the appropriate step via the CKGS website.

 

For USA applicants, the CKGS website has been customized so that service category, type, duration, fees and documents checklist are displayed. The supplementary documents, forms and letters requirements are as per the instructions of the Embassy of India in USA. Simply fill in the widget and it will guide you through the entire application process.

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 Visa Application Guide

How to Apply?

www.in.ckgs.us/visa/howtoapply

Get Started

www.in.ckgs.us/visa

Frequently Asked Questions

www.in.ckgs.us/faq

 

Address of CKGS Application Center

CKGS Application Center

Suite 1003,

19 S La Salle Street,

Chicago IL 60603

 

Contact / Feedback

Click on www.in.ckgs.us/feedback; you will get a reply within 24 hours.

 

For an existing applicant, CKGS will only be able to assist you once you provide the following information.

1. Web Reference Number

2 Passport Number

3. Date of Birth

 

Call

516-206-1483 / 646-589-0088.

 Visa + Renunciation  can be serviced together through the CKGS website. Answer the questions displayed in the widget that will guide you through the application process. Continue the process and along the steps you will be able to complete the Renunciation application.

Emergency Visa Service - Eligibility

Consulate General of India, Chicago 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 Consulate General of India, Chicago. 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

Chicago includes the following states Illinois Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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 Consulate will be at Consulate 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 at telephone number: (312)753-8530 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

$ 17

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 

     OR

  • 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

  OR

  • Copy of Death Certificate

  OR

  • Legal Document if Emergency is Legal

 

 

 

For Minor

6.

Parental Authorization Form

OR

Passport copies of both parents

OR

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.


DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL/LAISSEZ-PASSERS PASSPORT HOLDERS:

THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, CHICAGO WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE AND SERVICE VISAS I.R.O DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL/LAISSEZ-PASSERS PASSPORT HOLDERS.

If you are applying on Diplomatic/Official/Laissez-Passers Passport at Consulates General of India Chicago, then please visit the website for instructions regarding application process. 

The Visa would be processed expeditiously & will be ready for pick-up normally after a week viz. minimum FIVE business days from the date of submission. However, it may please be noted that all Diplomatic & Official Visa Application cases require mandatory clearance of the relevant wings of the Embassy/ &/or Ministry under Govt. of India and may take more time. It is advised that all Diplomatic/ Official Visa applications be submitted well in advance of the travel date.

All Visa applications of Official/Diplomatic passport holders must invariably be accompanied with following documents:

  1. Applications for Diplomatic and Official Passports may be filled up online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.inwebsite. A print out of the application form, along with other documents may be submitted directly in the Consualte. An Original note from the U.S. Department of State must be provided with the application.
  2. This form is to be used by Official/Diplomatic/UN LP Passport holders only. It will not be accepted at COX & KINGS GLOBAL SERVICES PVT. LTD.
  3. All Official/Diplomatic applications must be submitted along with a Letter from Department of State
  4. Fill and attach the Additional information form
  5. Fill and attach the following form
  6. Letter of invitation from Indian agencies in case of bilateral visits
  7. The passport should be valid for a minimum period of 180 days and must have 2 blank pages in which one page is required for affixing the visa sticker and another page will be used by immigration officer at the airport for entry and exit stamp from India.

Guidelines for individuals working in designated U.S. agencies or technology areas applying for visa to visit India (Persons belonging to the above categories* applying for visa for India are required to submit their application at least two weeks in advance to enable timely process of their cases. This would come into effect from February 01, 2008. )
Apart from submitting their passport and online visa application, the individuals shall be required to submit the following additional information: -

  • Full name:
  • Date and Place of Birth :
  • Field of study, occupation or specialization :
  • Recent research work/publications, if any :
  • Employment history (past five years) :
  • Current Employer’s contact address and phone number:
  • Purpose of visit to India :
  • Whether the visit is sponsored by USG :
  • Whether there is any official Government of India invitation:
  • Contact details of organizations to be visited in India (list each):
  • Applicant’s contact address and telephone number in India.

*LIST OF DESIGNATED AGENCIES OR TECHNOLOGY AREAS IS GIVEN HEREUNDER

  • Conventional Munition
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Missile/Missile Technology
  • Aircraft and Missile Propulsion and Vehicular Systems
  • Navigation and Guidance Control
  • Chemical and Biotechnology Engineering
  • Remote Imaging and Reconnaissance.
  • Advanced Computer Material
  • Advance Composite Material
  • Information Security
  • Laser and Directed Energy Systems
  • Sensors
  • Marine Technology (submarines etc)
  • Robotics
  • Advanced Ceramics
  • High Performance Metals and Alloys and or with establishment engaged in Defence, Research, Nuclear, Space and Missile Technology

 

An applicant may file application for only one category of visa for travel to India. Two long-term concurrent visas cannot be issued to a visa applicant. If applicant already possesses valid visa of any category on the current or old passport and applies for a different category, the earlier visa will be cancelled at the time of grant of new visa.

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