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Financial Emergencies

The U.S. Consulate General can assist American citizens to receive funds from friends or relatives in the U.S. If you need help in transferring funds to an American citizen in India, please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai at 22-2672-4000. If you are calling from the United States, first dial 011-91-22-.

The most efficient way to get money to an American citizen in India is to deposit money in a U.S. bank account, for withdrawal in India with an ATM card.

If that option is not possible, Western Union can provide funds via wire transfer to a number of locations in India, by visiting their website. You may also contact them by phone at the following:

1-800-435-2226: To speak with a U.S. Customer Service Representative in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Telegu, Konkani, Malayalam or Punjabi, or to find an agent location

1-800-348-4883: To speak with a U.S. Customer Service Representative in Gujarati

1-600-44-1851 (India, toll free): To speak to a Customer Service Representative in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telgu between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. (IST), seven days a week.

Emergency Funds Transfer to the U.S. Consulate General
In a genuine emergency, a U.S. citizen can have funds transferred from the U.S. through the Office of Overseas Citizens Services (OCS), Department of State, Washington, DC.  

Please contact OCS at 888-407-4747 (from overseas: 202-501-4444) for information on how to send money. When the Consulate General receives notification from the State Department, funds are released in rupees or dollars to the U.S. citizen recipient.  

This service is for true emergencies only, when time does not allow transfer of funds through normal banking channels. Funds should not exceed the amount needed to resolve the emergency situation and should not be used for commercial transactions. Large sums (over $1,000) should be avoided.

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