New York: The existing service center of Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS) located in the city for providing outsourcing services for Visa, OCI, Renunciation, Passport and Global Entry Programme (GEP) (Website: www.in.ckgs.us) has shut down its operations starting October 14. Any applications received after October 16 at CKGS will be returned to the applicants without processing.
The new service provider, VFS Global, would commence its operations from November 2, 2020.
Till that date, the Consulate General of India, New York will provide services in emergency cases directly. Applicants falling under its jurisdiction are advised to follow the instructions given below to avail emergency services.
Visa: Emergency visa will be issued to the eligible categories allowed to travel to India as per the advisories issued by the Government of India. Applicants for emergency visa may write an email to [email protected] or through PRAMIT dashboard available on website www.indiainnewyork.gov.in explaining the exigency. The Consulate thereafter will inform of the next steps.
Passport: For emergency passport services, applicants are requested to send an email to [email protected] or through PRAMIT dashboard. Once the request has been approved by the Consulate, the applicant will be informed of the procedure for initiating the application process. The approved applicants may send the completed form by postal mail to Consulate along with a return pre-paid envelope for further processing.
OCI: All OCI services will remain suspended till the new service provider takes over on November 2, 2020.
Attestation Services: Miscellaneous Consular services such as Power of Attorney, Birth Certificate, PCC etc. shall continue to be accepted by postal mail.
The contact details of VFS Global, service fee details, operational hours, website etc. will be published on Consulate’s website shortly.
In case of any further query, contact PRAMIT dashboard available on www.indiainnewyork.gov.in