Employment Visa Employment Visa

Employment Visa

All existing valid visas [except e-visa, tourist visa (T or T-1) and medical visa] stand restored (valid for travel) with effect from 21 October 2020.

Employment visa is issued for only 6 months validity. Applications will be accepted by mail only.

Due to current pandemic, the processing time is longer than usual. After the document has been received at the consulate, visas are granted within 5-6 business days subject to all documents in order. 

However, there may be delays due to non-receipt of your application by shipment. Please also factor in the time to receive back your passport with visa by mail.  Your patience and co-operation is appreciated in this regard.

Applications received with incomplete documents will be rejected forthright.

PROCEDURE:

  • Fill the visa form at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html.
  • After submitting the form, please print the form, sign it (at both places – below photograph and last page) and send it to the Consulate with other required documents mentioned below via shipment only.

(Please upload mandatory latest photo (2x2 inch with white background).Without uploaded photograph or any colored background other than white -visa form will be rejected and documents will be sent back without service.)

  • Original Passport (valid for at least 6 months and two blank pages) and one copy of passport (photograph page only)
  • Copy of Address Proof – Driver’s License/State ID (Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
  • Pre-Paid return envelope (USPS/UPS/FedEx) with tracking ID.
  • Copy of Indian Company Appointment letter (on Company letter head stating annual salary)
  • Tax Liability Letter (on Company letter head stating tax will be deducted by employer at source and deposited with tax authorities)
  • Copy of Indian Company Undertaking on employment terms and conditions
  • Duly signed and filled Additional Particulars Form.
  • Additional documents, if applicant is minor:
    • Notarized Parental Authorization Form
    • Parent’s passport copies
    • Child’s birth certificate copy
    • Parents’ address proof
    • Application can be signed by the Parents for minors or a thumb impression can be stamped
  • Visa Fee for Employment Visa:
    • USA Passport Holder -  US$ 140/- ,$3 (ICWF charges) [Up to six months]
    • USA Passport Holder -  US$ 220/- ,$3 (ICWF charges) [Up to one year]

Fees will be accepted in two separate MONEY ORDER/CASHIER’S CHECK in favor of “Consulate General of India, Houston”  (PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED)

  • Applications may be mailed to the Consulate on following address:

VISA SECTION
Consulate General of India
4300Scotland St,
Houston, Tx 77007