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Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Government of India had suspended several categories of visa for travel to India.  The Government has gradually revoked the suspension on several categories of visas. The details of currently permitted Visa categories are available at Current visa guidelines.

It may also be noted that CKGS is no longer the service provider for the Embassy of India, Washington DC, or it’s Consulates in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco. The details of currently permitted categories are available at https://www.indianembassyusa.gov.in/extra?id=77

Applicants requiring to travel to India are requested to visit  https://www.indianembassyusa.gov.in/extra?id=60 and contact the correct office, i.e. the Embassy of India, Washington DC or the Consulates at Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York or San Francisco.

Applicants residing in the consular jurisdiction [Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota] of the Consulate General of India, Chicago and requiring urgent travel to India are requested to follow the Current Visa Guidelines.

For US diplomatic and official passport holders, please contact the Special Issuance Agency of the Department of State for procedure/guidance.

For any queries regarding visa matter for India, please send an email at visa.chicago@mea.gov.in

It may also be noted that due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, there will be no walk-in service at VFS Global until further notice.  All applications shall only be dealt with by post.