Miscellaneous-Attestation Services
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Applicants for Miscellaneous Services like Attestation of documents, Power of Attorney, etc., may visit the Consular Wing of the Embassy of India at 2536 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008 on any working day (except Embassy Holidays) between 10.00 AM - 12.30 PM. They can submit their Miscellaneous applications in person or send documents through Postal Mail at the aforementioned address.

• The Embassy reserves the right to reject attestation of documents the contents of  which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.

• Apostille Convention: The Hague Convention, to which India and USA are signatories,  abolishes the requirement of legalization for Foreign Public Documents. With the  certification by the Hague Convention 'Apostille', the document is entitled to recognition  in India and vice versa and no certification by the Embassy of India is required. The  Convention applies to public documents which have been executed in the territory of one  Contracting State and which have to be produced in the territory of another Contracting  State.  In case Indian government/authority documents are to be presented to authorities in USA, these should be apostilled in India. For details, please check the website “Legalization of Documents” at http://www.mea.gov.in/apostille.htm.

"Please note No Commercial Documents are attested by the Embassy. The same should be apostilled from US Government Authorities for presenting in India."

There is no need for any prior appointment. The Service will be on first come first serve basis. If applying in person, please carry originals of all the supporting documents which you have enclosed with the application for showing to the Consular officer. A separate photocopy of all documents for retention by the Consular Office must also be brought. If applying by postal mail, photocopy of all supporting documents, in Two sets, should be duly Notarized without fail before mailing them to Consular Office.

Fee can be paid either by Money order or Cashier's check. Cash is accepted only at the Counter when applying in person. 

The Embassy of India has no Agents for rending these services and applicants should approach the Embassy directly, either in person or through mail.

Please apply strictly as per your jurisdiction for which you have verifiable proof of address. The jurisdiction of the Embassy of India in Washington DC comprises of the states of Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Applicants only from these states may apply at the Embassy of India. Others have to apply at respective Consulate General of India.

The nearest Metro station is DuPont Circle on the Red Line, which is approximately one mile away from the Consular office. There is no parking space available at the Consular office.

It is our constant endeavor to provide the best and user-friendly services to all applicants. Consular Officers are available for personal meeting between 10 AM and 12 Noon on all working days.  For any queries relating to the Miscellaneous Services, you may send email to cons1.washington[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in Your mails will be responded to at the earliest. However, no queries on interpretation of Government Policy matters will be entertained.


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Please click on relevant links below for more information and application form. 

Chancery Address: 2107 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008
Consular Wing Address: 2536 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008

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