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VFS Global To Hold Multiple Consular Camps


VFS Global To Hold Multiple Consular Camps

India-West Staff Reporter

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – VFS Global in conjunction with the Consulate General of India, San Francisco, Embassy of India, Washington D.C., Consulate General of India, Chicago and Consulate General of India, NY will participate in multiple Consular Camps between September 23 – 30 for convenience of the Indian diasporaThe consular camps are part of a series of events VFS Global and consulates organize with the support of local Indian Associations and Federations to facilitate access to consular services for the Indian diaspora. Customers are able to get their completed applications verified and submitted in person for Passport, OCI, Renunciation, Police Clearance Certificate, Visa, and GEP in these camps. 

So far this year, VFS Global has successfully processed 1,300 applications during the 12 consular camps held nationwide, and an additional 6 camps are scheduled in September. Details of the consular camps planned for September are below:

Sr. NoDateCityTimings & addressWebsite
1.Sep 23, 2023Breinigsville, PA09:00 am – 02:00 pm
100 Event Center At Delta By Marriott Allentown, 7736 Adrienne Dr, Breinigsville, PA 18031
2.Sep 23, 2023Indianapolis, IN11:00 am – 04:00 pm
3350 N German Church Road, Indianapolis, IN 46235
3.Sep 23, 2023Richmond, VA10:00 am – 04:00 pm
2230 E Parham RD, Richmond, VA, 23228
4.Sep 23, 2023Kent, WA09:00 am – 03:00 pm
Kent Conference & Event Center 10120 SE 260th St, Kent, WA, 98030
5.Sep 24, 2023Redmond, WA09:00 am – 03:00 pm
2461, 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA, 98052
6.Sep 30, 2023Pittsford, NY09:00 am – 02:00 pm
120 Pinnacle RD, Pittsfford, NY 14534

The process can be completed in 6 simple steps using ‘How to apply guidelines’ on the VFS Global website followed by scheduling an appointment for the camp.

1.      Applicants need to determine the type of service they need from Passport, OCI, Renunciation, Police Clearance Certificate, Visa, and GEP and meet the eligibility criteria for it.

2.      Complete the online application form on the Govt. of India website based on the service required and print & sign the hard copy of the form.

3.      Create a profile on the VFS Global website, pay fees and generate the payment confirmation letter.

4.      Book an appointment for the consular camp online.

5.      Arrive at the consular camp at your designated time and carry the printed form, supporting documents, proof of the online payment or money order and appointment confirmation email to the camp.

6.      VFS Global will review the applications and accept the completed applications at the Consular camp itself.  Applicants will receive application process notifications via email/ SMS (if opted) same day onwards.

Amit Kumar Sharma, Regional Head – Americas at VFS Global Services, says, “The Consular camps have proven to be effective in establishing connections with the community and enabling us to accept applications in close proximity to their residences. Our team of experienced professionals and well-trained staff conducts advance visits to these locations and implements an appointment system. This approach ensures that we can efficiently manage the application processes, and individuals arrive prepared with all the necessary documents.”

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