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Embassy of India in Washington, D.C., United States

Embassy of India in Washington, D.C., United States, located at 2107 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. View a location map, get driving directions to the Embassy of India, or view the information about the address, phone, fax, office hours, official website, Facebook page, Twitter, consular jurisdiction, previous ambassadors, consular services, holidays, visa list, and head of mission (HOM).

Consular Jurisdiction

Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Bermuda.

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The following is a brief listing of services offered at the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C., United States.

  • Notarize certain documents
  • Legalization of documents
  • Issuing emergency travel documents
  • Registration of marriage, birth, and death
  • Attestation of documents
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
  • NRI (Non Resident Indian) certificate

Common Visa Types

Citizens of qualified countries may be able to travel to India without a visa. The most common types of India visas are the following.

  • Tourist Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Employment Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Research Visa
  • Medical Visa
  • Journalist Visa
  • Conference Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Entry Visa

Indian Passports

The government of India issues several types of passports, including:

Regular Passport (Dark Blue cover): This is the standard passport issued to Indian citizens for general travel purposes. It is a "Type P" passport, P stands for Personal.

Diplomatic Passport (Maroon cover): Diplomatic passports are issued to diplomats, Members of Parliament, members of the Union Council of Ministers, and individuals representing the Indian government on diplomatic missions abroad. It is a "Type D" passport, D standing for Diplomatic.

Official Passport (White cover): Official passports are issued to government officials, members of the Indian Armed Forces, members of the Indian diplomatic corps, and individuals representing the Indian government on official business or diplomatic missions. It is a "Type S" passport, S stands for Service.

Consular Assistance

Indian embassies and consulates offer vital consular services to Indian citizens abroad, including issuing, renewing, and replacing passports. They also provide crucial assistance in emergencies, such as accidents, illnesses, or legal matters. These diplomatic missions are essential support systems for Indian nationals traveling or living overseas, ensuring their safety and well-being while away from home. Their services are pivotal in addressing the needs and concerns of Indian citizens during their international travels or stays.

Emergency Travel Document (EC)

The Emergency Travel Document or Emergency Certificate (EC) is a one-way travel document issued to Indian citizens who have no valid travel documents and need to return to India on an emergency basis. EC is issued to those citizens of India to whom a new passport cannot be issued in an emergency in a short period of time. It allows the holder to travel back to India.

CKGS Indian Passport/Visa Application Center

CKGS provides Indian passport and visa application services for the Embassy of India and its Consulates in USA. CKGS also provides overseas citizenship of India (OCI) card and Renunciation of Indian Citizenship services.

Besides Embassy of India in Washington, D.C., United States India also has 6 representations in the following cities of United States:

All diplomatic missions of India in United States

Diplomatic missions of India in neighbouring countries/regions of United States:

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This page was last edited on 27 March 2024 at 01:50 PM (EST).