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     There is no need to take an appointment. Applicants could visit The Consulate on any working day between 10.00AM -12:30PM. The service will be on first come first serve basis.
     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 http://www.mea.gov.in/legalization-of-documents.htm


No NORI Services for Medical Doctors With immediate effect Dt 5th March 2014
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Consulate General of India, ATLANTA will not provide No Obligation to Return to India (NORI) Service for Medical Doctors. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi have issued new Guidelines, according to which, henceforth, No Obligation to Return to India (NORI) would not be issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOH&FW) under any circumstance

Applying In Person or by mail
NORI application is a three stage process. It is available only to J-1 visa holders. The Consulate only handles Stage I and Stage III. The applicants have to handle Stage II themselves.

Supporting Documents:
Carry originals of all the supporting documents to be presented to the Consular Officer (photocopies of which are to be attached with the application). In case you are not able to present the original documents at the counter bring notarized copy of documents being attached to the application. Ensure that notarized copy is legible, otherwise Consulate may ask to see the original. However, the passport and the document (which is to be attested) should be presented in original.

Fee:
A non-refundable fee of $60 (sixty) for Stage I and $ 20 (twenty) for Stage III.

Each applicant for Miscellaneous Services has to give a separate Cash, money order/cashier’s check of US $3 (three) drawn in favour of 'Consulate General of India (ICWF)' for Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF) w.e.f. October 01, 2012

 If you want to receive the attested documents back through mail,  send a traceable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or FEDEX etc.) .

Fees should be paid through Money order or Cashiers’ cheque drawn in favor of the ‘Consulate General of India, Atlanta.’ Personal cheques, debit cards, credit cards or other banking instruments are not accepted.

Supporting Documents:
Photocopy of all 
supporting documents should be notarized and attached to the application. Do not send any original documents except the PASSPORT and the document to be attested.

How to Apply:

STAGE I

     Miscellaneous Services Form - Download the Miscellaneous Application form and complete the application form.
     
     Attach the following documents with the application form:
     Current Indian passport in original and photocopy of the first five pages and last two pages of the current passports.
     
     Proof of your US Visa Status:(copy of any one of the following)
       
         Photocopy of the page containing visa on passport (J1 etc.) 

       Proof of current US residence address: (copy of any one of the following)
       
         U.S Driving license.
         PG&E, Water or landline telephone bill displaying applicant’s address
         House Lease Agreement
         State Identification Card
         Note: Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof

       Complete the NORI form in 4 (four- ) originals and Affidavit 4 (four-Originals). Notarized all 4 Copies.
       
       Submit all 4 originals .
       
       Fee of $ 60 (sixty)

In case the Consulate receives applications with incomplete documentation, the same will be returned unprocessed.

STAGE II

On receipt of attested forms from the Consulate General of India, send originals  to the following:

1. The Regional Passport Office (where your passport was issued initially), in  India.
2. The Home Department of State in India you belong to.
3. The Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, ES-5 Division, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi- 110 001 (Not applicable to Medical Doctors).
*Please note that it is applicant’s responsibility to obtain clearances from the offices in India. Consulate will not pursue this on their behalf.

STAGE III
On receipt of clearance from all three offices mentioned above, send Miscellaneous application form (with supporting documents)  along with  a copy of the all the three clearances along with the CASE NUMBER ( For Details, Please visitwww.travel.state.gov/waiver_instructions.html ) given by US Immigration authorities (www.uscis.gov ) to the Consulate General of India, Atlanta, along with necessary fees.
The Consulate General will issue the waiver certificate and forward it to the Embassy of India in Washington DC for onward transmission to the US Immigration Authority who will notify the applicant directly regarding its acceptance. A copy of Consulate’s letter to the Embassy will be sent to the applicant.

Fee:
- A non-refundable fee of $20 (twenty) for Stage III.
- If you want to receive the attested documents back through mail, either send a traceable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or FEDEX etc.) or enclose a money order/cashier’s check for $20 (twenty) payable to Consulate General of India - Atlanta.

Fees should be paid through Money order or Cashiers’ cheque drawn in favor of the ‘Consulate General of India, Atlanta.’ Personal cheques, debit cards, credit cards or other banking instruments are not accepted.
Processing Time :

     Applying in person:
       No fixed processing time. Depends on time taken in obtaining clearances from offices in India.
     Applying by mail:
       No fixed processing time. Depends on time taken in obtaining clearances from offices in India.
       Mailing Address:
      Consulate General of India, Atlanta

       ATT: MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE SECTION

      5549 Glenridge Drive NE,

      Atlanta, GA-30342





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