VFS Global has conducted 18 consular camps in USA so far this year
Consular services being brought to the Indian diaspora’s doorstep in the USA
As part of its “Consulate @your doorsteps” initiative the Consulate
General of India, New York in association with VFS Global, Telugu Association of North America
and, North East Ohio Telugu association, will participate in a Consular Camp in Cleveland, Ohio at
Cuyahoga County Public Library, Middleburg Heights Branch, 16699 Bagley Road, Middleburg
Heights on October 22, Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The consular camp is part of a series of
events the Consulate General of India, New York and VFS Global, are organising with the support of local
Indian Associations and Federations to facilitate access to consular services for the Indian diaspora.
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
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
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)
October 25 onwards.
Sonia Dhayagude, Regional Head – Americas at VFS Global Services, says, “The Consular camps have
been successful in letting us connect with the community and accept the applications closer to their
homes. Our team of experts and trained staff visits these locations prior to the camp and sets up an
appointment system. This ensures we facilitate processes systematically and people are prepared and
ready with the required documents.”