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Thursday, June 27, 2013

BLS Replaces Travisa for Indian VISA/OCI/PIO/Renunciation Certification Support

BLS Replaces Travisa for Indian VISA/OCI/PIO/Renunciation Certification Support

The Indian Embassy of India in Washington, D.C., has awarded a new contract to BLS International Services Ltd. for providing Visa/OCI/PIO/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate application support services, beginning July 1, 2013, according to a press release from the Indian Embassy.

The current service provider, Travisa Outsourcing, will be closing its services June 28 at all embassy and consulate locations.
 
Applications in person will be accepted by Travisa Outsourcing only upto June 27. Only Emergency Visas will be entertained by Travisa Outsourcing on June 28. 
 
Applicants, who propose to send their applications by mail after June 21, 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 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 -             BLS- Chicago/Houston
 
8886837832 -             BLS- San Francisco 
 
The Website of BLS International Services Limited is: http://www.visa.blsindia-usa.com. 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.

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