Emergency Visa Services on Weekends and Holidays
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Emergency Visa Services on Weekends and Holidays

Emergency Visa Services on Weekends and Holidays

Online Visa application link to be used during Weekends and Holidays (Online Visa Application Form )duly filled and signed by the applicant


Is rendered only in emergent cases of death of immediate family members to naturalized US citizens of Indian descent during the weekends. Requests for grant of Emergency visa service will not be entertained on any other grounds and especially if the visa can be obtained either before or after the weekend. Such requests will in particular not be entertained if the intention is to travel to Chicago during the weekend to avail this expedited facility.  

The Consulate renders emergency visa services on weekends and on other closed holidays, to only those requiring urgent travel to India and therefore, applicants are expected to foresee other eventualities and apply in the normal course or under ‘tatkal’ scheme well in time through normal visa application process.

         Reasons for seeking emergency visa services may be recorded on telephone no. (312) 753 8530 (Contact Official between 9.00am -5.00pm and on Closed Holidays) with applicant's contact details including telephone number and email address.  Once the applicant contacts the officer, it will take nearly three hours to render the services at the Consulate.         

Grant of visa on emergency basis is restricted to Tourist visa ONLY of six months' duration only to naturalized US citizens of Indian descent. This service is rendered only for those who are residing in the States of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin [which are within the jurisdiction of the CGI Chicago]. 

The following documents are mandatory requirements for grant of visa on an emergency basis:

1.     Documentary proof of death.

2.     Submission of visa application form online (Select option for Tourist Visa) and a hard copy thereof.

3.     2 passport size photographs

4.     Proof of local address like utility bills etc.

5.     Certificate of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship , last held Indian passport or surrender of Indian Passport

6.     Printed confirmed air ticket for India

7.    US Passport valid for at least six months.

Emergency visa services cannot be applied for without complying with the above mentioned requirements.

No other enquires except emergency visas will be entertained on this telephone number.  Please note that this phone is operational only during weekends/closed holidays.

Additional fee apply for this emergency service besides the required admissible visa fee and other charges. The total amount may be paid by MO/Cashier's Check payable to the 'Consulate General of India, Chicago.' The exact amount of money order or cashier's check may be carried. Cash can be accepted at the counter. Debit cards, credit cards, and personal checks are not acceptable.




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