The US Consulate in Mumbai Restarts Visa Services

One of the busiest consular operations in the world, the US Consulate in Mumbai has restarted consulate services as the covid cases are on the decline in recent days. The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai is a branch of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to India under the direction of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.  The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai is located in BandraKurla Complex, Mumbai.  The Consulate represents the United States in Western India, including the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Goa.

The Consulate provides an array of services to American citizens residing or traveling in our consular district, such as assistance in emergencies and help with passports and reports of birth.  It assist non-Americans with visas to the U.S., both for short visits and for immigration.  The Consulate can also assist Indian companies looking to invest or do business in the United States, and provide information on study and exchange programs in the United States.

Dosti House, Your American Space, is located at the Consulate in BandraKurla Complex, Mumbai, and provides information about the United States, programs on U.S. culture and society, and offers space to partners for programs on issues of mutual importance to the United States and India.  The Consulate also works in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Delhi and Consulates in Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad to ensure a strong relationship between the United States and India.

The Consulate will continue to contact those people with appointments that were cancelled in April-May 2021 and Spring 2020, in chronological order, by visa category, with instructions to continue processing their cases.  The Consulate is also resuming 221(g) submission in all categories and the scheduling of routine cases through the National Visa Center, by visa category, as public health conditions allow.

Due to limited appointment availability, the Consulate is currently unable to reschedule any cancelled appointments directly, and availability for rescheduling may be very limited, with appointments unavailable at some times. Furthermore, in light of the unpredictability of the pandemics affects on the local population as well as possible outbreaks again, timelines and guarantees that the processing will continue without disruption, cannot be made.

New appointments can be made through the consular website for visa appointments. The post will add appointments as often as there is availability, but please expect appointment slots to fill quickly.  Please continue to monitor the website for appointment availability.  Detailed information on the current status of visa services and restrictions related to the COVID-19 can also be found on the consular webpage.

Please note that travel restrictions remain in effect in many states in India and the availability of appointments does not mean that you will be able to travel to the Consulate or a Visa Application Center (VAC).  Please ensure you will be able to travel before making an appointment.As appropriate, visa applicants should follow the instructions given to them for registering for appointments, and monitor their email address for confirmation and further information. Multiple separate attempts to contact the Embassy or Consulate will slow communication.

As of June 7, 2021, the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai is reopening Immigrant Visa Unit appointments of all types:

*Rescheduling of cancelled appointments
*SB-1 status and visa applications
*LPR services (boarding foil)
*Reissuance of expired visas
*K applications

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