WASHINGTON (TIP): The Embassy of India in the USA has awarded the new contract to the BLS International Services Limited for providing Visa/OCI/PIO/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate application support services, to be operational from July 1, 2013. The current Service Provider, Travisa Outsourcing, will be closing its services on June 28 at all Embassy and Consulate locations. Applications in person will be accepted by Travisa Outsourcing only up to June 27.
Only Emergency Visas will be entertained by Travisa Outsourcing on June 28. All applications sent through mail will be accepted by the Travisa Outsourcing up to June 21. Applicants, who propose to send their applications by mail thereafter, may send them, so as to reach offices of the BLS International Services Limited at jurisdictional locations on July 1 or thereafter. It may also be noted that Banker’s checks accompanying these applications are drawn in favor of the BLS International Services Limited. Applicants, who have already submitted their applications to Travisa, may check status of their applications from Travisa till June 28.
Pending cases, thereafter, will be transferred to the BLS and can be tracked from their website for status and delivery.
The Central Call Center details of the BLS International Services Limited are as follows:
Toll Free Nos. Jurisdictional BLS Offices 8886837830 – BLS- Washington/ New York/ Atlanta 8886837831 – BLSChicago/ Houston 8886837832 – BLS- San Francisco The Website of BLS International Services Limited is: http://www.visa.blsindia-usa.com It will be operational on June 25.
The addresses of the BLS offices at different locations are as follows:
Washington, DC : 220 Eye Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 New York : 13 East, 37th Street, Between 5th and Madison, NY 10001 Chicago: 55 West, Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60607 Houston: Suite 515, Level 5, 1235, North Loop West, Houston, Texas 77060 San Francisco : 4239 Geary Street , SFO CA – 94118 Atlanta : 5775, Glenridge Drive, Building B, Suite 380, Atlanta, Ga 30328 Due to some technical reasons, Visa services at Atlanta Consulate jurisdiction would begin from July 18.
Visa applicants from the states under the Atlanta jurisdiction may continue to submit applications as per the current Visa jurisdictions until July 17. However, OCI/PIO/Renunciation services would begin at Atlanta Consulate jurisdiction location from July 1.