Emergency Entry Visa Emergency Entry Visa

Emergency Entry 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.

Emergency Entry visa is issued for only 6 months validity.Applications will be received in-person at the Consulate only in cases of emergency due to death in the family on working days (Monday-Friday)In all such cases, applicant needs to submit the Death Certificate. Applications without Death Certificate will not be accepted at the Counter. For Emergency Visa due to death in the family on weekends and holidays, please call Emergency No. 713-626-2149

All emergency visa applications, has to be mailed to the Consulate.  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.

  • 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/Utility Bill/Lease Agreement (Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
  • Pre-Paid return envelope (USPS/UPS/FedEx) with tracking ID.
  • Death Certificate/Medical Certificate/Doctor’s note confirming Emergency.
  • If held Indian passport earlier, attach copies of Indian passport and Renunciation certificate.
  • Duly signed Self-explanatory letter stating reason for travel to India.
  • 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 Entry Visa
    • USA Passport Holder-  US$ 100/-, $3(ICWF charges)
    • Canadian Passport holder -  US$ 100/-, $3(ICWF charges)
    • Identity certificate of India - No fee

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:

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