Consulate General of India
Houston, TX, USA

1990 Post Oak Blvd. # 600
3 Post Oak Central
 Houston, TX 77056

Tel: 713-626-2148/9
Fax: 713-626-2450
[email protected]

Serving Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, 
Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas



Consulate Fee Schedule

Please note that all the fees are required to be paid by Money Order/Cashier's Check drawn in the favor of Consulate General of India, Houston. No personal checks/credit cards are accepted.

I. Fee information for Visa (The passport must be valid for at least 6 months)
Sr.No. Type of Visa Fee for US Nationals Fee for other Nationals
1 Transit Visa $ 30.00 $ 10.00 + 20.00**
2 Transfer of Visa to new passport $ 25.00 $ 5.00 + 20.00 **
3 Tourist/Entry/Business Visa for 6 Months $ 60.00 $ 40.00 + 20.00**
4 Tourist/Other/Business Visa for 1 year $ 85.00 $ 65.00 + 20.00 **
5 Tourist/Other/Business Visa for more than 1 year $ 150.00 $ 130.00 + 20.00 **
6 Student Visa(valid for duration of course) $ 95.00 $ 75.00 + 20.00 **

** -- In case of applicants other than US National a reference is required to be made to the country to which the applicant belongs and an additional fee of US $20 is charged in case the applicant requires visa within one month.
    --   In case of Pakistani origin foreign Nationals, however visas can only be issued after clearance from India, which takes about 4-5 months.
    --   Emergency Visa Service available at an extra cost of US $ 35.00 per visa.

II.   Fee information for various Passport and Consular Services.
Sr.No. Various passport and Consular Service Fee in US dollars
1 New Passport for 10 years (36 pages) $40.00
2 New Passport for 10 years (60 pages) $50.00
3 Indian Passport for minor children
(under 15 years of age)- 5 years validity.
4 Additional Booklet (36 pages) $20.00
5 Additional Booklet (60 pages) $25.00
6 Duplicate Passport (36 pages)
(in lieu of lost/damaged)
7 Duplicate Passport(60 pages) $140.00
8 Renewal of Passport No fee
9 Emergency of Travel Document $5.00
10 Renewal of Emergency of Travel Document $5.00
11 Identity Certificate $12.00
12 Renewal of Identity Certificate $5.00
13 Endorsement of Identity Certificate $5.00
14 Deletion of child's name $10.00
15 Observations/Endorsements in the passport
e.g. Change of address, Name of spouse, E.C.N.R. etc.
16 Emigration Waiver Certificate $8.00
17 Attestation of pension papers, life certificate pertaining
to pensioners etc.
18 For affixing Consular Officer's signature and seal,if required,
for declaration of pay or pension
19 Life Certificate/Police Clearance Certificate $11.00
20 Attestation of Affidavit/Documents not related to property
21 Attestation of Affidavit/Documents related to property
22 Birth/Marriage/Death Certificate.
Attestation of Affidavit/Documents
23 Attestation related to Commercial matters $50.00 each
24 Registration of marriage $50.00
25 Attestion of Documents related to NORI
(for J1 Visa holders)

    --   Out of turn passport service available at an extra cost of US $ 90.00 per passport.

III. Fee Information in respect of merchant shipping
Sr. No. Type with respect of merchant shipping Fee in US dollars
1 Attestation of documents pertaining to sale, purchase
mortgage,transfer of vessel of transfer of one's interest
in merchant vessel.
2 Attestation of other documents pertaining to ship/vessel for
issue of a certificate or verification or acceptance of a
document or taking any action as per Chapter IX of the
Consular Manual on "Merchant Shipping". The Shipping
Company (or Captain of vessel on behalf of company) being
applicant/payee of consular fee.
3 Attestation of documents of issue of certificates to a sailor as
per Chapter IX of the Consular Manual on "Merchant Shipping".
individual sailor being applicant for his individual use).

IV.   Fee information for other services
Sr. No. Description of Service Fee in US dollars
1 For administration or distribution, or both of the property situated in country of the Consular
Officer's residence of an Indian citizen or any other person,not being a seaman,dying intestate, or
if not intestate when undertaking in the absence of legally competent representative of the deceased
in country of his death or a request of legal heirs of deceased living in India as the case may be.
$260 or
2.5% of property
which ever is more
1A If above mentioned property is in country of concurrent accreditation of a Consular Officer. $ 1030 or
2.5% of estimated value
of property which ever
is more.
1B Issue of succession certificate as laid down in Consular Manual. 2.5% of estimated
value fo property
2 Services requiring visits or attendance of a Consular Officer on request of an applicant away
from chancery.
Officer's travelling &
daily allowance + $103 or
each visit + Consular fees
for services required.
3 Other miscellaneous attestations, issue of civil certificates, notarial services as per Consular
Manual, not falling within any of above categories, registration of birth and a certified copy of entry.
3A Where Consular Officer draws up or assists in drawing up of any documents pertaining to services
mentioned at item 9(A) above.
3B Registration of death and a certified copy of the entry with the proviso that HOM/HOP may waive
these charges at his discretion.
4 Cancellation of Indian passport of any Indian national who dies aborad. Gratis
5 Additional charge for each service provided during visa camp $ 10.00