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NRI Certificate

Please send a prepaid return envelope of USD 20.00 along with your application

Walk-in consular services discontinued

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

 The Consulate does not attest any document issued by authorities in India. If any document issued by authorities in India (such as birth and death certificates, affidavits, diplomas, marriage certificate and educational certificates issued by authorities in India ) are required to be presented to authorities in USA, these should be apostilled in India. For details, please check the website “Legalization of Documents” at bullet


Applicants resident in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina,  Tennessee and US Virgin Islands can apply. 

How to Apply by Mail:


 Download the Miscellaneous application Form bullet, print and sign it paste the photograph and Post it to the Consulate along with the other supporting documents.  If application is being sent by post please sent a separate $20/- cashier’s check or money order fee for return mail. Or Enclose a trackable pre-paid self-addressed return mailing envelope.

If Applicant is holding Indian passport with valid visa he/she should  provide the Notarized consent letter that he/she has  stayed for more than 182 days in US during the financial year.

If the Applicant is a holding a foreign passport he/she has to submit the Notarized photocopy of OCI/PIO card.

Supporting Documents:


Please attach the Clear Notarised photocopy of the  Passport, Address Proof, Legal Status. 

 List of documents valid as a proof of Address/Residence (Copy of any one of following):

  • US Driving License OR
  • Utility Bill OR
  • Lease Agreement OR
  • State Identity Card OR
  • Mortgage Deed

 Proof of US Visa Status (Copy of any one of the following):

  • Visa page of Passport (i.e. H1B, H4, L1, L2 etc.) OR
  • Green Card OR
  • Employment Authorization Document (Work Permit) OR

I-797, I-140 or I-20 (If approval is pending, attach a handwritten note detailing the efforts being taken to regularize status)


Fee:  A fee of US$ 25.00 (Twenty Five Only)  in favor of Consulate General of India,      Atlanta(CGI,Atlanta) and an additional fee  with a separate cheque or money order of US$ 2.00 (Two Only) per application towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF).  The fees may be paid only by money orders/cashier’s cheques


(Personal Cheques, Credit Cards, Debit Cards Or Other Banking Instruments Are Not Accepted)


Processing time: 5-7 working days from the date of receipt of applications by post. This is subject to submission of all requisite documents by the applicant(s).

Incomplete applications will be sent back without service indicating the requisites to complete.

 Mailing Address: Consulate General of India, Atlanta


5549 Glenridge Drive NE,

Atlanta, GA-30342

E-mail address for queries:cons[dot]atlanta[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in