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Visa, OCI, PIO and Renunciation Certificate support services are outsourced to BLS International from 1st July 2013

          Embassy of India in the USA has awarded new contract to BLS International Services Limited for providing Visa/OCI/PIO/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate application support services, to be operational from 1st July 2013. The current service provider, Travisa Outsourcing, will be closing its services on 28th June 2013 at all Embassy and Consulate locations. Applications in person will be accepted by Travisa Outsourcing only upto 27th June 2013. Only Emergency Visas will be entertained by Travisa Outsourcing on 28th June 2013. All applications sent through mail will be accepted by Travisa Outsourcing upto 21 June 2013. Applicants, who propose to send their applications by mail thereafter, may send them so as to reach offices of the BLS International Services Limited at jurisdictional locations on 1st July 2013 or thereafter. It may also be noted that Banker's checks accompanying these applications are drawn in favor of BLS International Services Limited. 

              Applicants, who already submitted their applications to Travisa, may check status of their applications from Travisa till June 28.   Pending cases, thereafter, will be transferred to the BLS and can be tracked from their website for status and delivery.

          Central Call Center details of the BLS International Services Limited are as follows: 

Toll Free Nos.          Jurisdictional BLS Offices

8886837830            BLS - Washington/ New York/ Atlanta

8886837831            BLS - Chicago/Houston

8886837832            BLS - San Francisco

 

          Website of  BLS International Services Limited is http://www.visa.blsindia-usa.com.  It will be operational on 25th June 2013.

 

          Addresses of the BLS offices at different locations are as follows:

          Washington, DC:     220 Eye Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

          New York:              13 East, 37th Street, Between 5th and Madison, NY 10001

          Chicago:                55 West, Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60607

          Houston:               Suite 515, Level 5, 1235, North Loop West, Houston, Texas 77060

          San Francisco:       4239 Geary Street , SFO CA - 94118

          Atlanta:                 5775, Glenridge Drive, Building B, Suite 380, Atlanta, Ga 30328

            Due to some technical reasons, Visa services at Atlanta Consulate jurisdiction would begin from 18th July 2013.  Visa applicants from the states under the Atlanta jurisdiction may continue to submit applications as per the current  Visa jurisdictions until 17th July.  However, OCI/PIO/Renunciation services would begin at Atlanta Consulate jurisdiction location from July 1.

Consular jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Houston over the following states would cover the full range of Passport, Visa, OCI, PIO, Surrender Certificates, Miscellaneous services and Consular outreach activities: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Consulate General of India, Houston would provide Visa services outside its consular jurisdiction until 17th July 2013 for the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

 

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