As part of the efforts, for the convenience of Indian citizens in the United States, for availing of passport related services, the Embassy of India has engaged VFS Global as an outsourcing agency for initial receipt and processing of applications on behalf of the Indian embassy in Washington, D.C., and its consulates general in other parts of the country.
The outsourcing agency will begin its operations with effect from April 16 in Washington, D.C., and for the consulates general in Chicago and New York, said a press release. For the consulates general in Houston and San Francisco, the operations would begin from April 30.
The address of VFS Global in Washington, D.C., is 1625 K Street NW, Suite 103, Washington, DC 20036. Its Web site is http://www.vfsglobal.com/india/usa, and call center number 1-202-800-7412 for providing assistance to passport services seekers.
Applications would be accepted by VFS Global in person or delivered by mail with effect from April 16 at the above mentioned address. The addresses of VFS Global at other locations would be available on their respective Web sites.
It may be noted that Visa/OCI/PIO services had earlier been outsourced to the Travisa Outsourcing company and that arrangement continues.
Miscellaneous services like Attestation of Power of Attorney would continue to be extended by the embassy and consulates general of India directly, for which no prior appointment is required. Any information on these services can be accessed from the Web sites of the Embassy and consulates general.