Beginning Monday, 13 December, 2021 (12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time), all visa applications will be accepted only at VFS Global. The Consulate will stop accepting direct visa applications from 13 December, 2021.
Applicants are required to fill Government of India visa form at https://indiainnewyork.gov and visit VFS Global website https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind to pay fee etc. after creating an account on VFS’ website. In addition to applicable Government of India fees for these services, a service fee of US$ 15.90 (inclusive of all taxes) per application will be charged by VFS Global.
Emergency Visa Service: VFS will accept in-person applications, with prior appointment, on working days as well as on weekends/holidays, from US passport holders of Indian origin and their family members who are required to visit India due to a genuine family emergency, such as critical illness or death of a family member.
Documentary evidence of the emergency will need to be provided and an emergency service fee. From Monday – Friday: Between 9 AM to 4 PM Email: VFS_VisaNYC@vfsglobal.com Weekends and Holidays Only: Between 9AM to 4PM
Applicants may also like to avail of e-Tourist Visa facility (free of charge) for a limited period as per details at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html 5. In addition to the above number, applicants could also contact the Consulate on its Emergency Visa Helpline +1-917-815-7066