Consulate General of IndiaChicago
Serving the states of: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Please note that with effect from July, 1st 2013 processing of Visa applications has been outsourced to BLS OUTSOURCING. 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 BLS International Services Ltd. only. BLS is located at:
55 West, Van Buren,
Chicago, IL 60607
Helpline : (888)683-7832
Enquiry : email@example.com
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.
Frequently Asked Questions on Visa
Regarding Visa Fee
Visa fee for different categories of visa are mentioned on the BLS outsourcing website at http://www.visa.blsindia-usa.com/. Applicants are required to pay only the fee mentioned on BLS outsourcing website at http://www.visa.blsindia-usa.com/. Beware of any agent asking for additional payment over and above the prescribed fee.
DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL/LAISSEZ-PASSERS PASSPORT HOLDERS:
HOWEVER THE EMBASSY AT WASHINGTON, DC AND CONSULATES GENERAL AT NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, CHICAGO AND HOUSTON WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE AND SERVICE VISAS I.R.O DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL/LAISSEZ-PASSERS PASSPORT HOLDERS.
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:
- Please fill out the following Visa PART-1, PART-2.This Application Form is to be used by Official/Diplomatic/UN LP Passport holders only. It will not be accepted at Travisa Outsourcing.
- Letter from Department of State (Gale McCoy office of Passport Issuance Agency)
- Fill and attach the Additional information form
- Fill and attach the following form
- Letter of invitation from Indian agencies in case of bilateral visits
For VISA :
To track :
- Complaints and Suggestions
- Miscellaneous Services
- Academic Equivalence Certificate
- Affidavit For Child's Passport To Be Issued In India
- Attestation Of Death Documents
- Attestation Of Will
- Birth Certificate or Non Availablity of Birth Certificate
- Commercial Documents
- Emergency Certificate(EC)
- Life Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
- No Objection Letter For Child Adoption
- NRI Certificate
- PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)
- Power Of Attorney
- Registration Of Birth
- Passport Services
- Renunciation of Indian Citizenship