2011 Press Releases
Expanded U.S. Consulate To Open on November 21
November 14, 2011
Mumbai -- The historic move of the U.S. Consulate from Breach Candy and Churchgate to the Bandra Kurla Complex will take place from November 15 to November 20. The move reflects the expansion in U.S.-India relations and accommodates India’s growing demand for visa services. The U.S. Consulate General will be closed to the public temporarily and will reopen in its new facility on November 21. Consul General Peter Haas expressed his excitement about what the transition means for India and the United States: “Our new and expanded Consulate in Bandra Kurla symbolizes the importance of the U.S.-India ties, and our commitment to better serve the people of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, and Chhattisgarh,” said Haas. “The new U.S. Consulate General campus reflects the expansion in U.S.-India relations, and the even brighter future that lies ahead for the U.S.- India partnership. Furthermore, this relocation to the Bandra Kurla Complex is an opportunity for consulate staff to better engage our new neighbors in Mumbai’s northern suburbs.”The consular section will reopen for services to visa applicants and U.S. citizens on November 21. Limited appointments are available now for the reopening week, and more are added each day. If an appointment date is not available soon enough in Mumbai, visa applicants are also welcome to schedule their visa interview through VFS at the Embassy in New Delhi, or any other U.S. Consulate (in Kolkata, Hyderabad, or Chennai). Limited emergency services will be available for U.S. citizens during the closure, through the following phone number +022-2363-3611.The latest information about the move of the U.S. Consulate can be found online at the Consulate General website http://mumbai.usconsulate.gov/, and also via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amcentermumbai and Twitter http://twitter.com/amcentermumbai.