The U.S. is implementing a new visa application process for Indians that will make obtaining visas more convenient, says the U.S. ambassador to India. The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and Consulates General in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad are now accepting visa applications at all visa facilities in India, regardless of the applicant’s home address or city of residence.
After the opening of the new Consulate General in Hyderabad, the U.S. mission in India has been looking for other ways to best manage the changing population dynamics of that country. Part of this response has been to reorganize U.S. consular districts in India. The consular districts have been reorganized as follows:
Embassy Delhi: Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bhutan
Consulate Mumbai: Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Diu and Daman, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Consulate Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh, Orissa
Consulate Chennai: Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Consulate Kolkata: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal??
“With these changes, we believe our Consulates General and our Embassy in New Delhi will be even better positioned to support and serve Indian visa applicants, as well as American citizens and businesses throughout India,” said U.S. Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer.