USA Visa from India - Passport Collection Documents
Following documents need to presented both for passport collection after your U.S. visa is approved in India:

  • Self pick up:
    • Your original (not a photocopy) government issued photo ID
    • A photocopy of your government-issued photo ID.

  • Representative collecting the passport on your behalf, even in case of family members
    • Original government issued photo ID of the representative and one copy

    • Photocopy of the applicant's government issued photo ID

    • Authority letter signed by the applicant, authorizing the representative to collect the passport. It must contain the following information:
      • Full name of the representative as mentioned on his/her government-issued photo ID

      • Name of the applicant whose passport is to be collected.

      In case of a group / family, a single authority letter with the required information of all of the applicants will be accepted.

  • Requirements for minor child below the age of 16 years of age:
    • A photocopy of applicant's government-issued photo ID
    • Representative's original government-issued photo ID and 1 photocopy
    • An original, signed letter of authority from either of the applicant's parents
    • A photocopy of the government-issued photo ID of the parent who signed the applicant's letter of authority

  • Applicant / representative colelcting for Group/family
    • A photo of applicant's government-issued photo ID
    • Representative's original government-issued photo ID and 1 photocopy
    • Original authorization letter - A single letter for whole group

For the security of your passports, they can not be delivered if all of the above documents are not produced. You must also sign for all documents handed over to you by the courier.

Notes:
  • Government-issued photo ID can be bio page of the passport, voter's ID, PAN Card, driving license or Aadhar card
  • A copy of your appointment letter along with the above supporting documents is preferred
  • Children below the age of 18 years can not pick up their own passport.
Important:
If you don't collect the passports within 14 calendar days from Visa Application Center or within 7 workinng days from Blue Dart location, it will be returned to the respective US Embassy/Consulate and you will need to pick it up directly from the US Embassy/Consluate, according to the following schedule:

US Consulate Days of the Week Timing
Hyderabad Third wednesday of the month with the confirmed appointment. Send an email to HydCEA@state.gov to arrange an appointment. Subject line should be "Passport Colelction at US Consulate General, Hyderabad". Make sure to include your DS-160 barcode number and your passport number in the email content. 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Chennai Monday to Friday. No appointment required. 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Kolkata Tuesday only. No appointment required. 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Mumbai Monday to Friday. No appointment required. Non-immigrant visa: 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM
Immigrant visa: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
New Delhi Non immigrant visa applicants: Monday to Friday. No appointment required.
Immigrant visa applicants: Any working Thursday> No appointment required.
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
You will need the original government issued ID to pick up the passport. In case of representative, he should carry an original signed authority letter from the applicant with an original self government issued ID proof.
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