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         VFS Global is the existing Outsourcing Service Provider for Visa, OCI, Renunciation, Passport, Global Entry Programme (GEP) and Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) services for the Consulate General of India, Chicago.  Except eVisas, all Regular Paper Visas are processed through Consulate and its applications are submitted at VFS.

2. Applicants residing within the CONSULAR JURISDICTION of the Consulate General of India, Chicago, Illinois may apply for Indian visas through the application link : https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/apply-visa.  Completed visa applications may be either sent by post or submitted in-person to M/s VFS Centre, Chicago, Illinois  after taking appointment, as per details given below:

VFS Global Indian Consular Application Center

180 N Steston Avenue, 20th Floor, Suite # 2075, Chicago, Illinois, 60601  

Website: https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind

Helpline: +1-800-320-9693

3. Details of visa fees are available at Revised Visa fees for USA nationals. In addition, the applicant will be required to pay US$ 3.00 on account of Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF), apart from the VFS service charge and for any value-added services, like courier, etc.

Emergency Visa Service

5. For US diplomatic and official passport holders, please see visa information and procedure at the following link Diplomatic and Official Passport holder
6. Applicants residing in the consular jurisdictions of Consulates General of India at Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco, may please visit the websites of the respective Consulate for information on these services.

7.  eVisa:

Advisory: The applicant may note that the Consulate does not process e-visas and any enquiries in this regard will need to be made directly on the e-visa portal. Service of e-Visa involves a completely online application for which no facilitation is required by any intermediary / agent etc. Applicants are, therefore, advised to be cautious and for any clarification, please contact indiatvoa@gov.in 

Nationals of USA and of other eligible countries can also apply for E-Visa under different categories (Tourist, Business, Medical, Medical Attendant and Conference) at Government of India website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/

The following may also be noted in this regard:

  • Visa applicants are cautioned against using any other website which may appear to represent the Government of India and only use the Government of India portal which is  https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

  • Passport used by the applicant should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer on arrival.

  • The applicant must travel on the passport on which e-Visa has been applied. Entry into India will be allowed on a new passport even if the e-Visa has been granted on the old passport. However, in such cases, the traveler must also carry the old passport on which the e-Visa has been granted.

  • E-Visa is not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders travel document holders.

  • E-Visa is not available to individuals endorsed on Parent's/Spouse's Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.

  • E-Visa is not available to International Travel Document Holders.

  • The e-Visa facility is in addition to the existing Visa services being provided through Indian Embassy and Consulates.

Updated as on 14 June 2024