The Indian government announced that as of July 1, 2013, only Indian-owned firms will be contracted to receive Indian visa applications.  As a result, the processing of Indian visas in the U.S. will be transitioned to an Indian-owned company effective July 1. Applications will continue to be lodged via Travisa Outsourcing, the incumbent contract holder, until the completion of the transition.

BAL recommends that potential applicants allow sufficient time to obtain their visas. BAL will provide updates on how these latest developments will affect processing times as more information becomes available.

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