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NOTE: All applications along with relevant documents and the requisite fee should necessarily be sent to COX and Kings Global Services, USA. The applications sent to the Consulate will not be entertained.

Please note that with effect from July 1st 2014 processing of Visa applications has been outsourced to Cox & Kings Global Services. If you wish to apply for or seek any information regarding visa services, or if you wish to ascertain status of processing of your application, you must contact Cox & Kings Global Services. only.   Cox & Kings Global Services is located at :

Cox & Kings Global Services,US

19 South La Salle St,

Suite 1003,

Chicago, IL 60603

Email: enquiriesusa@ckgs.com

Website: http://www.in.ckgs.us/

Helpline: 5162061483,6465890088

Collection Timings: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST (Monday to Friday)

Submission timings - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST (Monday to Friday)

NOTE:

New Tourist visa rule (as of 2012 December)
Government of India has decided to lift the restriction of two- month gap on re-entry of foreign nationals to India, with immediate effect, except in case of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh origins and stateless persons.

Regarding Visa Fee

Visa fee for different categories of visa are mentioned on the Cox & Kings Global Services outsourcing website at http://www.in.ckgs.us/. Applicants are required to pay only the fee mentioned on Cox & Kings Global Services outsourcing website. Beware of any agent asking for additional payment over and above the prescribed fee.
 

DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL/LAISSEZ-PASSERS PASSPORT HOLDERS:

CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, CHICAGO WILL RECEIVE AND SERVICE INDIVIDUAL VISA APPLICATIONS IN R/O DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL/LAISSEZ-PASSERS PASSPORT HOLDERS BUT OFFICERS GOING ON OFFICIAL ASSIGNMENT TO INDIA ARE REQUESTED TO APPLY ONLY WITH EMBASSY OF INDIA,WASHINGTON.

The visa may be picked after 4 business days, if not ready due to administrative process, then the person will be intimated by phone/e-mail”.

Official/diplomatic passport holders also need to attach the following:

  1. Please complete the form on the following link . This Application Form is to be used by Official/Diplomatic/UN LP Passport holders only. It will not be accepted at Cox & Kings Global Services International Services Ltd.
  2. Letter from Department of State (Gale McCoy office of Passport Issuance Agency)
  3. Fill and attach the Additional information form 1 and Additional information form 2
  4. Letter of invitation from Indian agencies in case of bilateral visits

 

General Guidelines :

 

  1. The passport should be valid for a minimum period of 180 days and must have 2 blank pages.
  2. The acceptance of visa fee does not automatically guarantee a visa as the Consulate General reserves the right to delay or refuse visa without providing a reason.
  3. The applicant(s) are advised not to purchase or make travel arrangements prior to receiving the visas.
  4. Processing time for all Visa categories is 5 business days. Emergency visa is fast tracked depending on the nature of emergency.
  5. It is mandatory for all applicants to fill the Additional Particulars Form and submit it along with their applications
  6. Online Visa Application Form: Online Visa Application Form duly filled and signed by the applicant.

 

Condition and Exceptions:

 

1.Applicants planning to travel in the following areas in India will need to apply for a special protected / restricted area permit. Arunachal Pradesh, Parts of Himachal Pradesh, Parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Parts of Rajasthan, Sikkim and Parts of Uttarakhand. A completed Protected Area Permit Form is required.

2.Applicant holding Dual Citizenship: Applicants who have dual citizenship with the US and another country must apply on their US passport, if living in the US except for applicants who hold dual citizenship with Pakistan. Pakistani citizens who have also acquired US citizenship must apply for a visa on their Pakistani passport only.

3. If there is a name change after or at the time of Naturalization, then Name Change Application, Name Change Deed along with the Court Order for such Name Change must be annexed with the documents.

4. In case of those applicants who have not obtained their Renunciation Certificate earlier and are now applying for Renunciation along with their Visa Application, the time taken for processing of visa could be 2-3 weeks.

5. Photograph: One recent color passport size 2 inches by 2 inches (2”x2”) photo on glossy photo paper, showing full frontal view of the applicants face against a white background to be pasted on the application form. Photograph should not be stapled, paper clips are fine.

For Chicago Jurisdiction: All applicants who are applying for visa service and are born outside India need to provide passport copy or any other related documents showing parent place of birth as India if parents are born in India. Chicago Consulate requires these additional documents for easy and quick processing.

 

WHERE TO APPLY (All these links have to be active)

i. Online Visa Application Click here to fill online (Sample Online Visa Application Form)

ii. Download Technical Additional Information Form for US Advanced Technology Workers

iii. Download Checklist Business Visa V 1.2

 

Table of Requirements

 

MUST HAVE

VISA APPLICATION FORM

ADDRESS PROOF

S.NO VISA TYPE PPT. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

1

TOURIST

USA
INDIA

ADDRESS PROOF
NAT. CERT.
REN. CERT.
OLD PPT.COPY

2

ENTRY

INDIA
USA

PROOF OF INDIA CONNECTION
MARRIAGE CERT. X' VISA OF SPOUSE/PARENT
X' VISA OF SPOUSE/PARENT

3

BUSINESS

ALL NATIONALS

INVITATION LETTER FROM INDIA
INVITATION LETTER FROM US
ADD. PROOF

4

STUDENT

ALL NATIONALS

INSTITUTE LETTER FROM INDIA
INSTITUTE LETTER FROM USA

5A

EMPLOYMENT

ALL NATIONALS

APPOINTMENT LETTER
TAX LIABILITY LETTER
JUSTIFICATION LETTER
RESUME

5B

EMPLOYMENT(PILOT)

ALL NATIONALS

INCORPORATION CERTIFICATE
ALL THE ABOVE + PILOT AGREEMENT
AIRCRAFT CREW SUPPORT LETTER

 

CONFERENCE

ALL NATIONALS

CONFERENCE INVITATION WITH TOPIC FROM INDIA
INVITATION LETTER FROM US

6A.

MEDICAL

ALL NATIONALS

BANK ACCOUNT
LETTER FROM INDIAN HOSPITAL

6B.

MEDICAL (SURROGACY)

ALL NATIONALS

BANK ACCOUNT
LETTER FROM INDIAN HOSPITAL
USA PERMIT
SURROGATE MOTHER'S AGREEMENT

8

JOURNALIST

ALL NATIONALS

LETTER FROM CONCERNED MEDIA AGENCY
INVITATION LETTER FROM INDIA
JOURNALIST ID CARD
DETAIL LIST OF EQUIPMENT BEING CARRIED
DETAILS OF STAY - PLACE & DURATION
LETTER FROM CURRENT EMPLOYER
GOING FOR STILL PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO SHOOT/FILM/DOCUMENTARY/WRITING

9

RESEARCH

ALL NATIONALS

ADMISSION LETTER
RESEARCH PERFORMA
IN CASE OF PROFESSORS/SCHOLARS: APPLICANT SHOULD HAVE AN INVITATION FROM EDUCATION INSTITUTION OR PUBLICLY FOUNDED STATE UNIVERSITY

10

MISSIONARY

ALL NATIONALS

SPONSORSHIP LETTER FROM MISSION VISITING IN INDIA
LETTER FROM US MISSION
LETTER OF RESPONSIBILITY FROM INDIA

 

 

 

Visa Fees

 

S.NO VISA TYPE PPT. DURATION VISA FEES ICWF Fee Service Fee Total Fee

1

TOURIST

ANY

6 M

$60.00

$3

$17.00

$80.00

 

 

 

5YR & 10 YR

$150.00

$3

$17.00

$170.00

2

ENTRY

ANY

6M

$104.00

$3.00

$17.00

$124.00

 

 

 

1YR

$140.00

$3.00

$17.00

$160.00

 

 

 

5YR

$220.00

$3.00

$17.00

$240.00

3

BUSINESS

ANY

6M

$120.00

$3.00

$17.00

$140.00

 

 

 

1YR

$160.00

$3.00

$17.00

$180.00

 

 

 

5YR & 10 YR

$240.00

$3.00

$17.00

$260.00

4

STUDENT

US

1YR

$95.00

$3.00

$17.00

$115.00

5

EMPLOYMENT

US

6M

$120.00

$3.00

$17.00

$140.00

 

 

 

1YR

$160.00

$3.00

$17.00

$180.00

6

CONFERENCE

ANY

3M

$100.00

$3.00

$17.00

$120.00

6

MEDICAL

US

6M

$100.00

$3.00

$17.00

$120.00

 

 

 

1YR

$140.00

$3.00

$17.00

$160.00

7

MISSIONARY

US

6M

$100.00

$3.00

$17.00

$120.00

 

 

 

1YR

$140.00

$3.00

$17.00

$160.00

 

 

 

5YR

$220.00

$3.00

$17.00

$240.00

8

JOURNALIST

US

3M

$100.00

$3.00

$17.00

$120.00

9

RESEARCH

US

1YR

$140.00

$3.00

$17.00

$160.00

10

TRANSFER OF TOURIST, BUSINESS & ENTRY VISA

 

 

$25.00

$3.00

$17.00

$45.00

11

TRANSIT

 

 

$40.00

$3.00

$17.00

$60.00

 

Additional Charges (If Applicable) Fee

Issue of Restricted Area Permit

$30

 

 

 

All Visa seekers desirous of traveling to India for a specific purpose of Tourism, conducting Business or attending Conference, Employment, Medical treatment etc. May please review the requirements for various Visa Categories to determine the type of visa most appropriate for their travel needs.

 

Visa Categories:

 

Tourist Visa | Entry Visa | Business Visa | Employment Visa | Student Visa | Conference Visa | Journalist (“J”) Visa | Medical Visa | Medical Attendant Visa | Research Visa | Missionary Visa | Transit Visa | Emergency Visa | Transfer of Tourist, Entry and Business Visa

 

 

"All grantees of United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) funded Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship and their dependents may please note that:

1. They can submit their Visa applications directly at the Consulate General of India, Chicago

2. All Visa applications sent by Post shall be submitted only through Cox and Kings Services Pvt. Ltd. Postal applications shall not be accepted by the Consulate General of India, Chicago directly. 

3. No Visa fees shall be charged for issuance of Visas to Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship grantees and their dependents. "