The US Embassy has announced a reoganisation of the US Visa application process and consular districts.
22 November 2010
US Embassy in New Delhi announces reorganised visa application process
In a move that will make the US Visa application process more convenient for all Indians, the US Embassy in New Delhi and the Consulates General in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad will now accept visa applications regardless of the applicant's home address or city of residence.
The US Embassy in New Delhi made the announcement, saying this was part of the mission's effort to make the US Visa application process more convenient for all Indians and to facilitate legitimate travel to the US.
The US Embassy has also reorganised its consular districts as follows:
Embassy Delhi: Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh;
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," US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer said.
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