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Welcome to the website of India Passport & Visa Application Centre in Riyadh, KSA

The Embassy of India, Riyadh announces that it has entered into a contract with M/s VFS GCC LLC for outsourcing its passport, visa and consular services. The outsourcing of consular services at Omm Al Hamam & Batha has commenced from 11th February 2009 and Dammam Centre has commenced from 1st March 2009 and will cover areas of Central and Eastern regions falling under the jurisdiction of Embassy of India, Riyadh.

This is in line with Government of India's policy to reach out to the ever-expanding large Indian community in different parts of the world including the Gulf region, and to provide efficient and transparent services in a comfortable environment to the community with minimum additional financial liability.

The outsourcing of Indian passport, visa and consular services has been divided into three offices i.e.

  1. India Passport and Visa Application Centre at Omm Al Hamam, which will provide both passport and visa services

  2. India Passport Collection Centre at Batha which will accept Indian passport and passport-related applications from individuals and families and Company representatives.

  3. Attestation of documents-related consular services will be provided at the M/s VFS GCC LLC, Batha Centre.

Staff members of VFS have no role or influence over the outcome of an application. The decision to grant or refuse a visa is made solely by the officers at the Embassy of India, Riyadh.

It remains our commitment to ensure the integrity of our process. Any applicant submitting false documentation or other incorrect information in support of his/her application may be referred to the local authorities.

This site contains important information on Consular services, Passport and Visa application process and related details. Please go through the contents carefully before making an application.

RAMADAN – TIMINGS
OFFICE TIMING: 10 am TO 4pm
Submission of Passport and Visa Application: 10 am to 1 pm
Submission of Tatkal Passport: 10 am to 12 pm
Submission of Attestation Documents: 10 am to 12 pm
Collection of Passports: 10am to 4 pm

LATEST AMENDMENTS TO THE PIO CARD
1 This scheme may be called the Scheme for issuance of Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO) Amendment Scheme 2014.
2 A PIO card is issued to an applicant shall be valid for his life time from the date its issue provided that such applicant has a valid passport.
3 A PIO card which has been issued prior to the date publication of this notification shall be deemed to be valid for life time of its holder subject to the condition that such person has a valid passport.
4 A PIO card holder will be exempted from the requirement of registration irrespective of the duration of stay in India.

Embassy of India Website

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6 February 2012:
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