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Commercial Documents


Please send a prepaid return envelope of USD 20.00 along with your application

Walk-in consular services discontinued

 Commercial Documents need to be notarized and Apostilled
 Apostille Convention: the Hague Convention, to which India and USA are signatories, abolishes the requirement of legalization for Foreign Public Documents. With the certification by the Hague Convention 'Apostille', the document is entitled to recognition in India and vice versa and no certification by the Embassy/Consulates of India is required. The convention applies to public documents which have been executed in the territory of one Contracting State and which have to be produced in the territory of another Contracting State.
 However in many places in India, they would easily recognize the attestation by the Indian Embassy/Consulate and hence may ask for attested copy despite the document already being apostilled. Hence, to avoid any inconvenience, if you wish to have the apostilled document also attested by the Consulate, you may apply to the Consulate.
 The Consulate will attest the documents only after they have been first notarized and then apostilled by the state authorities concerned in the US. Apostilling is done at the offices of the Secretary of State where the applicant resides. For details, please check the state government’s websites.
 The Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.

Applicants resident in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina,  Tennessee and US Virgin Islands can apply. 

If application is being sent by post please sent a separate $20/- cashier’s check or money order fee for return mail. Or Enclose a trackable pre-paid self-addressed return mailing envelope.

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

How to Apply:

  Miscellaneous Services Form - Download the Miscellaneous Application formbullet  and complete the application form.
 Attach the following documents with the application form:
 Photocopies of current passports (either Indian or US). Person applying for attestation on behalf of the company should provide copy of his/her passport
 Business registration certificate

 List of documents valid as a proof of Address/Residence (Copy of any one of following):

  • US Driving License OR
  • Utility Bill OR
  • Lease Agreement OR
  • State Identity Card OR
  • Mortgage Deed
    Note: Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof  

 Commercial Documents need to be notarized and Apostilled by the Secretary of State where the company is incorporated. Send original and a copy of the document to be attested

 In case the Consulate receives applications with incomplete documentation, the same would be sent back unprocessed in the return envelope sent by the applicant.

Please attach the Clear Notarised photocopy of the  Passport, Address Proof, Legal Status. 

 List of documents valid as a proof of Address/Residence (Copy of any one of following):

  • US Driving License OR
  • Utility Bill OR
  • Lease Agreement OR
  • State Identity Card OR
  • Mortgage Deed

 Proof of US Visa Status (Copy of any one of the following):

  • Visa page of Passport (i.e. H1B, H4, L1, L2 etc.) OR
  • Green Card OR
  • Employment Authorization Document (Work Permit) OR

I-797, I-140 or I-20 (If approval is pending, attach a handwritten note detailing the efforts being taken to regularize status)

 A fee of US $50.00 (Fifty Only) per Page in favor of Consulate General of India, Atlanta(CGI,Atlanta) and an additional fee with a separate cheque or money order of US$ 2.00 (Two Only) per application towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF).  The fees may be paid only by money orders/cashier’s cheques.

(Personal Cheques, Credit Cards, Debit Cards Or Other Banking Instruments Are Not Accepted)

Processing Time:

 5-7 (Five -Seven) business days excluding the time taken in mail

Mailing Address: Consulate General of India, Atlanta


5549 Glenridge Drive NE,

Atlanta, GA-30342

E-mail address for queries:cons[dot]atlanta[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in