Embassy of India Changes Visa Middleman
Effective May 16, 2014, the India Consulate General has changed the outsourcing company the Indian government employs for all visa applications to India in the United States. BLS International will no longer be the middleman to whom you apply for an India visa. Instead, Cox and Kings will replace BLS, beginning May 21, 2014. If you are applying for a visa to India around this time, please be aware that the Indian government is accepting only new applications for emergency visas between May 16 and May 21.
(India emergency visas are reserved for naturalized US citizens of Indian descent who must return to India swiftly for urgent reasons. If you require an emergency visa to India, please contact us at 1-888-596-6028
For new applicants:
For new applicants: Any applicant needing a visa must apply before May 16 before the lights go dark at BLS. Cox and Kings does not expect to assume visa responsibilities with the public until May 21 meaning there will be no possibility to obtain a visa during this time.
If this sounds like a headache to you, it certainly is. Transitions between visa outsourcing companies for the embassy can be thorny, especially with BLS, which was known for poor service and stolen visas. Need some clarity on your visa to India
? Choose Passport Visas Express.com. With our fifteen years’ experience of dealing with transitions and different visa entities, we can guarantee
your visa application will be received and responded to in whatever time frame you need.
We offer multiple options for how soon you need your India visa application
per your busy schedule. We review your application thoroughly to ensure maximum chances of visa approval, and then we hand deliver your application in-person to the Embassy of India.
Is there any reason for you to deal with a visa application by yourself while the Indian government transfers visa responsibilities from one company to another? Absolutely not! Feel free to call us at 1-888-596-6028, email us at CustomerSupport@passportvisasexpress.com
, or use our easy chat program to reach a representative! We look forward to hearing from you!
For customers with pending applications:
For those of you who have an application for an India visa already submitted, expect delays to your visa process. The transition time could be tricky, especially given BLS’s record of service with its customers (more below on that).
If your India visa application was submitted through Passport Visas Express.com, be assured that we are on top of the situation and keeping track of your visa application status. You will receive your visa response within the expected time frame, per our visa guaranteed accuracy and security. If you have any questions, our excellent customer service is ready to answer them. Please call us at 1-888-596-6028
, email us at CustomerSupport@passportvisasexpress.com
, or use our easy chat program to reach a representative.
Not sure what a visa outsourcing company or middleman does for the Embassy of India? Click here for our quick explanation on how it all works
Passport Visas Express.com has been informed that the reason for the change is due to customer dissatisfaction
with BLS International. Numerous complaints, reports of excessive delays, and a recent scandal of stolen visas have all pressured the Indian government to switch companies. There’s reason to believe that Cox and Kings will do a better job, since it has experience processing visas to India in for citizens of Italy and the United Arab Emirates.
Until then, Passport Visas Express.com is happy to take care of your visa needs. There are a ton of ways to reach us: try our easy chat service, or call us at 1-888-596-6028
, or email us at CustomerSupport@passportvisasexpress.com
; and be assured that we’ll have your visa application under control!
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