(New York, NY: February 13, 2016) Taking into account of reports of fraud, Consulate General of India here has issued an advisory for Visa & Passport applicants. It says There are no agents or middlemen authorized to facilitate deposit of application forms in respect of visa/OCI/Renunciation and Passport renewal. Any individual can fill in the online application form and deposit the same without the involvement of agents or middlemen.
Indian Visa Services pertaining to acceptance of visa applications and delivery of processed passports have been outsourced to the M/s Cox and Kings Global Services Pvt. Ltd. [2nd Floor, 235 West 23rd Street, New York-10011. Tel. 646-589- 0088and 516-206-1483 Website: www.in.ckgs.us ]. M/s Cox and Kings Global Services Pvt. Ltd. also deals with the OCI applications and Renunciation of Indian Citizenship applications. The Consulate General of India, New York, does not authorize any other agents for facilitating the acceptance of visa /OCI/Renunciation applications and delivery of processed passports & other documents.
Similarly, Indian Passport Services have been outsourced to the M/s BLS International Services Ltd.[ 28 West 30th Street, Suite 202, New York- 10001 Tel. 888-683- 7830 Website: www.passport.blsindia-usa.com. For submission of application forms for renewal of passports under tatkal scheme, a copy of the passport particulars page and valid visa page needs to be sent for approval to the Consulate on email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org before the application is submitted at the BLS International Services.
The Consulate also has noted that the applications for emergency visa & attestations are done directly at the Consulate General of India, New York [3 East 64 Street New York, NY, 10065] without any prior appointment.