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Nationality Verification Form


 Nationality Verification Form / Performa For Verification of Nationality / Personal Particulars Form

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Affidavit for Minor Application

 Affidavit of Applicant Parents for Passport for Minor Child

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Change in Appearance and Signature

Affidavit for Change in Appearance and Signature

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Affidavit for Lost, Damaged or passport expired for more than 6 months

 Affidavit for Lost/Damaged and Passport Expired for more than 6 Months

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4 Point Affidavit (For Houston Jurisdiction Only)

 4 Point Affidavit (For Houston Jurisdiction Only)

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BLS India Visa Application Center provides courier facility to the applicants. On subscribing to this service, you will receive your documents post completion of application at your doorstep. Please enquire about this service when you visit the Visa Application Center. This service can be requested while submitting the application at the Visa Application Center.

In case of payment by Credit Card or Net-Banking, we will refund the payment to your credit card or net-banking account; and in case of payment through Cash , we will send a cheque to your billing address. Usually, refunds are processed within 15 business days.

Before accepting document, kindly ensure that the packaging is not damaged or tampered

Please note that the returned document is subject to verification and checks from our team to ensure the legitimacy of your complaint. In case the returned document is not defective or damaged, then you will be informed about the same and the same document will be reshipped to the shipping address given in the application. In that case, you will have to bear the return shipment and reshipment shipping charges.

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In General

BLS International services ("www.blsindia-usa.com") owns and operate this Website. This document governs your relationship with www.blsindia-usa.com ("Website"). Access to and use of this Website and the products and services available through this Website (collectively, the "Services") are subject to the following terms, conditions and notices (the "Terms of Service"). By using the Services, you are agreeing to all of the Terms of Service, as may be updated by us from time to time. You should check this page regularly to take notice of any changes we may have made to the Terms of Service.

Access to this Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Services without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts or all of this Website.

This Website may contain links to other websites (the "Linked Sites"), which are not operated by www.blsindia-usa.com. www.blsindia-usa.comhas no control over the Linked Sites and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Your use of the Linked Sites will be subject to the terms of use and service contained within each such site.

Privacy Policy

BLS shall not use your personal information, credit card details or other information gathered during the process of sale and delivery of visa application services for any purpose other than applying for Visa and sending you the necessary information through emails. BLS will not share your data with any third party agencies, unless mandated by law of the land or the courts of law to do so. BLS however retains the right to inform you from time to time of changes to Visa laws and visa application processes as such information is deemed useful. By using this Website, you consent to the processing described therein and warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Prohibitions

You must not misuse this Website. You will not: commit or encourage a criminal offense; transmit or distribute a virus, trojan, worm, logic bomb or any other material which is malicious, technologically harmful, in breach of confidence or in any way offensive or obscene; hack into any aspect of the Service; corrupt data; cause annoyance to other users; infringe upon the rights of any other person's proprietary rights; send any unsolicited advertising or promotional material, commonly referred to as "spam"; or attempt to affect the performance or functionality of any computer facilities of or accessed through this Website. Breaching this provision would constitute a criminal offense and www.blsindia-usa.com will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and disclose your identity to them.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

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Terms of Sale

By placing an order you are offering to purchase a product on and subject to the following terms and conditions. All orders are subject to availability and confirmation of the order price.

Delivery times may vary according to approvals and processing of applications and subject to any delays resulting from delay in processing or force majeure for which we will not be responsible.

In order to contract with www.blsindia-usa.com you must be over 18 years of age and possess a valid credit or debit card issued by a bank acceptable to us. www.blsindia-usa.com retains the right to refuse any request made by you. If your order is accepted we will inform you by email. This will usually be www.blsindia-usa.com or may in some cases be a third party. Where a contract is made with a third party www.blsindia-usa.com is not acting as either agent or principal and the contract is made between yourself and that third party and will be subject to the terms of sale which they supply you. When placing an order you undertake that all details you provide to us are true and accurate, that you are an authorized user of the credit or debit card used to place your order and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the goods. The cost of foreign products and services may fluctuate. All prices advertised are subject to such changes.

(a) Our Contract

When you place an order, you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail confirming receipt of your order: this email will only be an acknowledgement and will not constitute acceptance of your order. A contract between us will not be formed until we send you confirmation by e-mail that the service which you ordered is being processed and made ready for you. Only those services listed in the confirmation e-mail sent at the time of dispatch will be included in the contract formed.

(b) Pricing and Availability

Whilst we try and ensure that all details, descriptions and prices which appear on this Website are accurate, errors may occur. If we discover an error in the price of any services which you have ordered we will inform you of this as soon as possible and give you the option of reconfirming your order at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you we will treat the order as cancelled. If you cancel and you have already paid for the goods, you will receive a full refund.

Delivery costs will be charged in addition; such additional charges are clearly displayed where applicable and included in the 'Total Cost'.

(c) Payment

Upon receiving your order we carry out a standard authorization check on your payment card to ensure there are sufficient funds to fulfil the transaction. Your card will be debited upon authorization being received. The monies received upon the debiting of your card shall be treated as the service fee against the value of the services you wish to purchase.

(d) Refund

An applicant has the right to cancel the order placed before the application is filed with the Government Authorities. In such cases, full service fee less BLS service charge shall be refunded to the applicant through the same payment method as used for payment. In case the application has been filed, no refund is allowed. Only the primary applicant has right to seek refund.

Disclaimer of Liability

The material displayed on this Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. Unless expressly stated to the contrary to the fullest extent permitted by law www.blsindia-usa.com and its suppliers, content providers and advertisers hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity and shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including but without limitation to any direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or incidental damages, or damages for loss of use, profits, data or other intangibles, damage to goodwill or reputation, or the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services, arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, performance or failures of this Website or the Linked Sites and any materials posted thereon, irrespective of whether such damages were foreseeable or arise in contract, tort, equity, restitution, by statute, at common law or otherwise. This does not affect www.blsindia-usa.com liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Linking to this Website

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. This Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of this Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

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Variation

www.blsindia-usa.com shall have the right in its absolute discretion at any time and without notice to amend, remove or vary the Services and/or any page of this Website.

Invalidity

If any part of the Terms of Service is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of the Terms of Service will not be affected all other clauses remaining in full force and effect. So far as possible where any clause/sub-clause or part of a clause/sub-clause can be severed to render the remaining part valid, the clause shall be interpreted accordingly. Alternatively, you agree that the clause shall be rectified and interpreted in such a way that closely resembles the original meaning of the clause /sub-clause as is permitted by law.

Complaints

We operate a complaints handling procedure which we will use to try to resolve disputes when they first arise, please let us know if you have any complaints or comments.

Waiver

If you breach these conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these conditions.

Entire Agreement

The above Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement of the parties and supersede any and all preceding and contemporaneous agreements between you and www.blsindia-usa.com. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Service will be effective only if in writing and signed by a Director of www.blsindia-usa.com.

BLS is not liable for any delay in delivery by the courier company. We only guarantees to hand over the consignment to the courier company from the date of the application and payment or as per the delivery time schedule agreed at the time of application confirmation.

Delivery of all applications will be dispatched at the to registered address of the applicant as per the details given in the application.

BLS is in no way responsible for any damage to the document while in transit.

We make every effort to dispatch documents on time. If we are unable to dispatch the documents within our normal time frame; we will inform you about the same well in advance.

Security Policy

We state that the details where in the customer is entering his/her details of the credit card is a secured website and further state that the CC card details as entered by the customer is transmitted over an SSL based medium and at no point are we storing the customer's credit/debit card details on the site.

Privacy Policy

Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention

Personal Information may only be used or disclosed for the purpose for which it was collected unless you have otherwise consented, or when it is permitted by law. Personal Information will only be retained for the period of time required to fulfill the purpose for which we collected it or as may be required by law.

Safeguarding Customer Information

Personal Information will be protected by security safeguards that are appropriate to the Sensitivity level of the information. We take all reasonable precautions to protect your Personal Information from any loss or unauthorized use, access or disclosure.

We also categorically state that CC details are not stored in the company database or server, and will be process through SSL environment.

We Accept Online prices, selection, descriptions, specifications and images generally match our website, but may vary and are subject to change without notice. Not all accessories pictured are included. Manufacturer rebates, terms, conditions and expiration dates are subject to manufacturers forms. Not responsible for typographical errors."

 
   
   

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Above what age adult passport is issued ?


    • New Passport for Adults (on and above 18 years)
  • Up to what age minor passport is applicable?


    • Minor Applicants (upto 18 years)
  • What is validity of passport?


    • A new Passport is required when the old passport has completed its 10 year validity (for Adults: on and above 15 years) and 5 year validity (for Minors: under 15 years) from the date of issue or where a new booklet is necessitated on account of change in basic particulars like name, appearance, seeking amendment in date of birth etc. or when all the pages have been used.
  • Till what time Passport could be submitted for reissue before the date of expiry?


    • The passport can be submitted for re-issue up to one year before the date of expiry.
  • Can my child (minor) travel on my Passport?


    • All minors are required to have a separate passport. Old practice of including a child’s name in the Passport of either of the parents has been discontinued.

    Whose declaration is required in case of issue of passport of a minor?


    • Application for issue of passport to minor requires an additional declaration from both the parents

    Can I retain my Indian passport for travel after acquiring my U.S.A Nationality?


    • On acquiring U.S.A nationality, the Indian passport should be submitted to the nearest Indian Embassy of India/Consulate for cancellation. It is returned to the holder after cancellation. Use of Indian Passport for travel to India after acquiring any foreign nationality is an offence and invites penalty. After acquiring US citizenship, you do not remain an Indian citizen and need Indian visa to visit India.

    What is the difference between Re-issue and Renewal of a Passport. ?


    • Passports are Re-issued after the expiry of their 10-year validity period. In case you were issued a Short Validity Passport (i.e. a passport with validity of less than 10 years), it can be renewed to extend its validity for a period up to 10 years from the date of issue. The Passport number does not change as the booklet remains the same. Only an entry is made in the passport extending its validity date. In the case of Re-issue of Passport, a new booklet is issued and your Passport number changes. A Passport which has completed its life of 10 years cannot be renewed.

    What if I make a mistake in passport application form?


    • After filling the online passport application form, if you realize that the information is incorrect on the form printout (e.g. spelling mistakes, incorrect date of birth, etc), you have to fill the form again with the correct details and take a printout of this corrected passport form.

    Are there any Passport Service for Refugees?


    • "refuge" in a foreign country in view of excellent political, economic, social and financial opportunities available to citizens in India. Therefore, cases which have been or are being considered for Permanent Residency in U.S.A on political asylum or humanitarian/compassionate considerations (known as CR and HC class of cases) will not be given Indian Passport. However, such persons, for the purposes of returning to India, may apply for Travel Document through U.S.A Border protection (CBP). They will be issued an Emergency Certificate (EC) which will be handed over to them at the time of departure from USA at the airport by an officer of the CBP. The EC is good for one-way travel from U.S.A to India. Please note that EC is not a Passport and is not valid for normal international travel. Also please note that an EC will have a note written thereon that it is being given due to the fact that holder had taken refuge in U.S.A . In India also, Passport facility may be denied to such a person, depending on the circumstances in which he was given the EC.

    Is my passport fee refundable in case I choose to back out from my application?


    • Fee once paid is not refundable.

    What are the documents required for re-issue of Passport After 10 years?


    • For Re-issue of Passport, you will need following documents:

      1.Filled In, Printed out and completed; Online Application form

      2.Printed and filled Nationality Verification Form/ Personal Particulars form.

      3. Three recent passport-sized colored photographs with white background (Photo Specifications). Glue one photo in the space provided on the first page of the online application form, another on the nationality verification form &staple the rest on the last page of the application form. Polaroid prints or computer prints will not be accepted.

      4. Old passport in original. In case old passport is 5 years old or less, please send the previous passport as well.

      5. Photocopies of first 5 pages and last two pages of your current passport.

      6. Additional Booklet, if any (in original).

      7. Notarized Color photocopy of current valid US visa on passport or Green card or Employment Authorization Card or I- 797 approval notice documents.Student visa Status holders must enclose I-20 Document as well. If your visa has expired and/or or you have the receipt notice for extension of your visa then: NYC, SFO & HOU Jurisdiction Applicants - must provide a notarized no status affidavit with photocopy of the valid passport and the green card of two witnesses duly notarized + 7 Copies of Nationality Verification Form (Given in Point 2 above) are required and each copy must have an original photograph affixed on it. WAS/ATL/HOU/CHI Jurisdiction Applicants - must visit the consulate in person for an interview before applying at the passport application center.

      8. In case the current passport does not have Spouse’s name, a notarized photocopy of the marriage certificate is mandatory if your status has been filled as married in the application form. Some consulates may ask for the copy of the passport / US ID of the spouse, if you enclose it along with your application it will help process the case faster. Women Applicants must include the notarized affidavit for change in name from maiden to married.

      9. Notarized Photocopy of a residential proof of the applicant (Driver’s License, State ID, Utility bill such as gas, electric or water or Rental Lease agreement or Home Mortgage bill. Other bills or documents will NOT be accepted as proof. For applicants above 60 years of age who do not have any such documents, a copy of their State ID may be enclosed. In case documents are being sent by mail, please notarize residential proof photocopy.

      10. If passport is expired less than 6 months a self-explanation letter explaining “why the passport was not renewed in time” is required. If Passport has expired for more than 6 months a Notarized Affidavit is a must + 7 more copies of Nationality Verification Form (Given in Point 2 above) are required and each copy must have an original photograph affixed on it. Houston Jurisdiction applicants must also submit a 4 Points Affidavit in such case.

      11. For cases in which the applicant’s appearance has significantly changed from the appearance in the current passport, an affidavit form for change of appearance is required. Please glue a current photo to the form and have it notarized.

      12. Print this checklist, tick and arrange your application accordingly before you are ready to submit in person at the application center or sending it by post.

      13. Applicable Fee (If you are sending application by post please note we do not accept personal checks, Only Money order or Bankers checks in Name of “BLS International USA are accepted.

    What are the documents required for Duplicate Passport in lieu of Lost/Damaged Passport?


    • In case you have lost or damaged your passport, you will need to submit following document in addition to the documents required in a normal re-issue case:

      1. Filled In, Printed out and completed; Online Application form.

      2. 7 Copies of Printed and filled Nationality Verification Form / Personal Particulars form

      3. Ten recent passport-sized colored photographs with white background (Photo Specifications). Glue one photo in the space provided on the first page of the online application form, 7 on the nationality verification form & please staple the rest on the last page of the application form. Polaroid prints or computer prints will not be accepted.

      4. In case of lost/damaged passports Please notarize Pg. 3 of the application form with the applicant’s Signature OR Thumb print (The right thumb impression for females and left thumb impression for males) in Sr. No. 26.

      5. Except in case of lost passport: Old passport in original. In case old passport is 5 years old or less, please send the previous passport as well.

      6. Photocopies of first 5 pages and last two pages of your current passport.

      A)In case of lost passport if photocopy of the passport is not available please submit the notarized photocopy of Indian birth certificate, Matriculation/Higher Secondary/School Leaving Certificate or Indian Photo Identify Card – including Driving License, Ration Card, Election Commission ID, PAN card, or any other document containing photo and indicating Indian nationality of the applicant.

      7. Notarized Color photocopy of current valid US visa on passport or Green card or Employment Authorization Card or I- 797 approval notice documents. Student visa Status holders must enclose I-20 Document as well. If your visa has expired or you have the receipt notice for extension of your visa then: NYC, SFO & HOU Jurisdiction Applicants - must provide a notarized no status affidavit with photocopy of the valid passport and the green card of two witnesses duly notarized + 7 Copies of Nationality Verification Form (Given in Point 2 above) are required and each copy must have an original photograph affixed on it. WAS/ATL/HOU/CHI Jurisdiction Applicants - must visit the consulate in person for an interview before applying at the passport application center

      8. Notarized Photocopy of a residential proof of the applicant (Driver’s License, State ID, Utility bill such as gas, electric or water or Rental Lease agreement or Home Mortgage bill. Other bills or documents will NOT be accepted as proof. For applicants above 60 years of age who do not have any such documents, a copy of their State ID may be enclosed. In case documents are being sent by mail, please notarize residential proof photocopy. All documents being submitted either in person or via mail have to be notarized.

      9. Additionally In Case of Loss of passport: Original Police Report lodged with the Police about loss of passport.

      10. Additionally in case of Loss passport: A letter on a plain paper addressed to the Embassy/Consulate General of India, explaining the circumstances of the loss of passport.

      11. For cases in which the applicant’s appearance has significantly changed from the appearance in the current passport, an affidavit form for change of appearance is required. Please glue a current photo to the form and have it notarized.

      12. In case the current passport does not have Spouse’s name, a notarized photocopy of the marriage certificate is mandatory if your status has been filled as married in the application form. Some consulates may ask for the copy of the passport / US ID of the spouse, if you enclose it along with your application it will help process the case faster. Women Applicants must include the notarized affidavit for change in name from maiden to married

      13. If passport is expired less than 6 months a self-explanation letter explaining “why the passport was not renewed in time” is required.

      If Passport has expired for more than 6 months a Notarized Affidavit is a must (Houston Jurisdiction applicants must also submit a Notarized 4 Points Affidavit in such case)

      14. Print this checklist, tick and arrange your application accordingly before you are ready to submit in person at the application center or sending it by post.

    What are the requirements for new passport for child born in USA to parents holding Indian Passports?


    • In such cases, the child can acquire U.S citizenship due to his place of birth being U.S.A. In case parents wish to obtain Indian passport for the child, birth registration with the Indian Mission is required before applying for passport for the newborn. Both the parents should sign a declaration of non-acquisition of an U.S nationality by the child and consent to issue of Indian passport to the child. You will need to submit Application Form duly filled in and countersigned by both parents. Copy of the record of landing or immigration document/PR card of the child and the parents would be needed. Also submit a copy of the birth certificate of the child showing the names of the parents. Personal appearance of the child may be required in some cases. Please also see the requirement for a normal Passport Re-issue case given above.

    What is the procedure for a change of name or any other detail in my Passport ?


    • In all other cases of change of name/surname in the passport, inserting advertisements in two English newspapers – one in local area where the applicant is residing and another in the area of permanent residence in India – is compulsory. After 30 days of the advertisements, following documents should be submitted: 1. Application form for new passport, duly filled in.

      2. Old passport with a photocopy.

      3. Three identical, recent color photographs (3.5 cm X 3.5 cm), showing frontal view of full face against a light background.

      4. Declaration for non-acquisition of foreign nationality.

      5. Sworn notarized Affidavit by the applicant about change in name.

      6. Original clippings of advertisements inserted in the newspapers.

      7. Original landing record or immigration paper with a photocopy.

      A new passport will be issued to the applicant giving his new name.

    What comes under miscellaneous passport services ?


    • It includes Change in address, change in date/place of birth, etc.

    What additional documents are required in case the passport has expired?


    • For passports expired less than 6 months a self-explanation letter as to why the passport was not renewed in time.

      If passport is expired 6 months but less than 3years, a notarized affidavit along with a self-explanation letter as to why the passport was not reissued after expiry for such a long time.

      If passport is expired greater than 3years 8 copies of the National verification form are required to be attached with the application form in addition to all other required documents.

      For Applicants in Houston - If passport is expired more than 3 years, a 4 point affidavit is also required additionally.