About Us Emergency Visa Services on Weekends and Holidays

Consulate General of India




1. The Government of India, from time to time, has revoked the suspension on several categories of visas for travel to India, which were earlier put in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. All types of visa (except e-visa and Tourist Visa / Visitor Visa) are currently admissible for grant.

2. The Government of India has restored all existing visas, which had been suspended earlier, except electronic visa (e-Visa) of all types, Tourist Visa and Medical Visa. All those who hold such valid visas (other than e-Visa, Tourist visa and Medical) need not apply to the Embassy for revalidation of their existing visa.

3. If an applicant has a valid regular paper visa (and not an e-visa) of Type: X, or or E, he/she can travel on the existing visa and there is no need to apply for a revalidated visa/ Emergency visa.

4. Foreign nationals of Indian origin residing within the consular jurisdiction of the Consulate General of India, Chicago (resident in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota) and requiring to visit India in family emergencies may note the following:

(i) Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in and apply for REGULAR/PAPER VISA APPLICATION and make an application for ENTRY VISA; Fill the application, upload the photo, submit the application and take a print-out of the visa application and sign the same.

(ii) Thereafter,  please  send  the  following documents in   PDF   format  by email to visa.chicago@mea.gov.in

(a) Signed Copy of Duly filled in online visa application form and Additional Particulars Form (pdf)

(b) self-attested copy of Renunciation certificate/cancelled Indian passport with endorsement that foreign nationality has been acquired (if previous nationality was Indian). If renunciation certificate has not been obtained earlier,   please   make    an    application withVFS    (details    available at https://services.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/apply-for-renunciation) and enclose a copy of the fee receipt on submission of renunciation application along with your visa application.

(c) Eligibility: self-attested copy of documentation (letter from the doctor/hospital) regarding eligibility for getting Indian visa on account of emergencies like critical medical condition/death in the immediate family OR copies of the Indian passports of the parents in case of minor applicant children of Indian citizens/OCI card holders. OR copy of Marriage Certificate and Indian passport (first page, last page) of the applicant’s spouse, in case the applicant is married to an Indian national;

(d) Self-attested copy of US address proof (State ID card/Driving License/utility bill/Rent Lease Agreement/bank mortgage document);

(e) self-attested copy of Birth Certificate (in case of minor applicant; age less than 18 yrs.)

(f) self-attested copy of passport and existing Indian visa.

(g) Notarized Parental authorization form (pdf),duly signed by both the parents, with copies of their passports (if the applicant is under the age of 18 years).

5. Once the application has been approved, the applicant will be asked to provide original passport, two photographs, as well as the Visa Fee (to be conveyed on approval) for grant of visa. Please do not visit the Embassy unless the visa has been approved.

6. In case of any additional queries, please send an email on the email ID: visa.chicago@mea.gov.in providing your particulars, US residence address and mobile ph no.