Security Alert: Road Closures and Heavy Traffic during visit of Chinese President Xi

Location: Chennai and Mahabalipuram Event: On Friday, October 11, Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi will arrive for an informal summit in Mahabalipuram. Chennai International Airport expects delays around the scheduled arrival (12:00 to 15:00 hours on October 11) and departure (12:00 to 15:00 hours on October 12) of the Prime Minister and President. Expect …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Ganesh Festival Celebrations in Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Event:  Mumbai’s annual Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Immersion) festival takes place from September 2–12, and features large crowds and street parades that can cause serious traffic disruptions throughout the city. Actions to Take:  U.S. citizens are encouraged to exercise caution and make informed personal security choices during the festival season.  The U.S. Consulate …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: 
Security in Hyderabad Over Holiday Weekend

Location: Hyderabad Event: Local media in Hyderabad have reported a significant increase in police presence throughout the city.  This weekend will coincide with the Varalakshmi Vratam and Bakrid holidays.  Given the likelihood of large crowds, U.S. government personnel are being advised to avoid the Old City section of Hyderabad throughout the holiday weekend.  Expect heightened …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens, August 5, 2019

Location: Jammu and Kashmir, India Event: U.S. citizens currently in Jammu and Kashmir are strongly advised to leave as soon as possible and to exercise great caution until they depart. The Government of India has advised tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims to leave Kashmir immediately due to security threats.  Communications to the region, including by phone, text, …

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Telephone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, July 23, 2019

Location:  Mumbai, India  Routine Message: Due to a fire at the MTNL Telephone Exchange Building in Bandra – Mumbai, the regular telephone line for the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai is not functional.  Until it can be restored, please use the following numbers to reach the U.S. Consulate General in case of emergency: U.S. number: +1 301-985-8652 …

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Maintenance of U.S. Embassy’s Phones on July 12, 2019

Due to scheduled maintenance, the U.S. Embassy’s primary phone number will be unavailable on Friday July 12, 2019 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  If you have an emergency and need to reach the after-hours Duty Officer, please contact +91 011-4183-0018.  Again this phone number is only  for emergencies.  After 10:00 p.m. on …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, India  Event: Heavy rains have caused severe flooding throughout Mumbai.  Many major roads are flooded and impassable.  Rain is expected to continue until July 5, 2019.  Indian authorities have advised people to avoid leaving their homes.  The Maharashtra State government has declared a precautionary public holiday for Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, and Thane.  Local emergency services …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Security in India (May 3, 2019)

Location:  India Event:  Following recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, Americans in India are reminded that terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, local government facilities, places of worship, and other public areas. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Monitor …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstrations in Kolkata February 4, 2019

Security Notice Political demonstrations may occur throughout Kolkata on short notice in the coming days, particularly in the areas of Dharmatala/Esplanade, Central Kolkata near Loudon Street, and Camac Street/AJC Bose Road.  These demonstrations may result in public transportation disruptions and delays.  Please take reasonable precautions regarding personal security and avoid any large crowds. Actions to …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Kolkata January 19, 2018

Security Notice Location:  Brigade Parade Grounds, Kolkata (January 19, 2019), near Victoria Memorial. Event:  A large political rally is scheduled to take place from 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 in Kolkata, at Brigade Parade Grounds near the Victoria Memorial.  As many as five million people may participate in this rally.  The rally may result in significant …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations across Kerala, January 3, 2019

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations across Kerala January 3, 2019 Location:  Kerala, India Event:  Protests and demonstrations concerning the Sabarimala Temple Media report widespread protests and a call for a general strike throughout the state of Kerala related to the opening of Sabarimala Temple to women of childbearing …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy and Consulates Closures, Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018

President Trump has signed an Executive Order to close federal offices and excuse all federal employees from duty for the scheduled workday on Monday, December 24, 2018.  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 is a scheduled federal holiday.  The Department of State and all annexes, both domestically and overseas, will be closed for normal business on December …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Pre-Cyclone Watch for Coastal Andhra Pradesh, December 14, 2018

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Pre-Cyclone Watch for Coastal Andhra Pradesh (December 14, 2018) Location:  Coastal Andhra Pradesh, between Ongole and Kakinada Event:  A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is predicted to develop into a cyclone and expected to cross the Andhra Pradesh coast between Ongole and …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, November 14, 2018

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry (November 14, 2018) Location:  Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, India Event:  Cyclone Gaja is predicted to cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore November 15.  High winds are expected along and off the coasts of Tamil Nadu …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, October 17, 2018)

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (October 17, 2018) Location:  Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Event:  Protest by former employees of a private company Please be advised of a protest near Chennai’s Directorate of Medical Services (DMS) office in the Teynampet area of Chennai today by …

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AFCP 2019 Small Grants Competition Funding Opportunity

(Deadline: November 28, 2018) Embassy New Delhi and it Consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata are accepting project applications for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2019 Small Grants Competition. The deadline for submitting applications is November 28, 2018. Full implementation of the AFCP 2019 program is pending the availability of FY …

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Student Visa Day, June 6, 2018

The special Student Visa Day is on June 6th. It’s an interview day set aside exclusively for students applying for student visas. After your interview on #StudentVisaDay at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, make sure to speak to an EducationUSA advisor about U.S. education and pre-departure information. Visit our website www.ustraveldocs.com/  to know more about student …

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Town Hall Meeting in Thimphu, Bhutan May 24, 2018 – Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the meeting with the Consul General in Thimpu, Bhutan previously scheduled for May 24, 2018 has been cancelled. However, we appreciate your interest in meeting with us and we look forward to future opportunities to engage with you. Also, if you know of any other U.S. citizens residing or visiting …

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#WhatEmpowersMe: Blog by Minakshi

In simple words “empowerment” means – The process of becoming stronger, more confident, poised and inspired. Empowerment is therefore a learning process. As we go through the maze of life, we learn – often by trial and error to come to things that we discover works the best for us. As a women especially with …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Road Closures in New Delhi, Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Founders Summit of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi on Sunday March 11, 2018, will draw a number of world leaders.  There will be multiple VIP motorcades moving around the city causing road closures and traffic congestion.  Please anticipate delays when traveling within New Delhi. Sections of Nyaya Marg, Andre Malraux Marg, and …

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#WhatEmpowersMe: Blog by Ubah

My Mother and my daughter empower me. Growing up in America, as the daughter of first generation immigrants from India, I witnessed the struggle of living in an unfamiliar culture but also the ability to persevere and rise above. As a little Indian looking girl in an all-white American community in the south, I was …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Prohibition on Import or Possession of Satellite Phones and Ammunition

The U.S. Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens traveling and residing in India of Indian customs restrictions that prohibit the import and possession of satellite phones and ammunition.  Some foreign travelers have been arrested and prosecuted for possession of these prohibited items on arrival to or departure from India. For further information on Indian customs regulations, …

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Chai and Chat with ACS

American Citizen Services (ACS) invites U.S. citizens to join us for “Chai and Chat” on Thursday, December 14th from 3:45p.m. – 5:30p.m.  In this informational session, guests will be able to meet with ACS staff, ask questions, receive information about our services, and register with the Embassy. Our guest speaker, one of the Embassy’s own …

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Frequently Asked Questions on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Q1. Who is subject to the suspension of entry under the Executive Order? Per the Executive Order and the June 14 Presidential Memorandum, the temporary suspension of entry applies, with limited exceptions, only to foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, who are outside the United States as of June 26, 2017, …

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Pelosi Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to India, Nepal, Germany and Belgium

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616 Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation visit to India, Nepal, Germany and Belgium focusing on national security, the global economy, bilateral and multilateral relations, and human rights. “Our bipartisan delegation travels at a vital time in the U.S. relationship with India, Nepal …

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Ambassador Nikki Haley Meets with Indian Ambassador to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy Ambassador Nikki Haley met with Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. They discussed peacekeeping reform and India’s economic and anticorruption reforms that have helped businesses and spurred growth. They also discussed the close ties between the two countries …

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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests. With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our Allies and the U.S. homeland. North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority.  Upon assuming office, President Trump ordered a thorough …

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United States Helps Lead Fight for Greater Transparency at the United Nations

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy Today the United States was proud to co-sponsor a resolution that was adopted requiring public meetings of the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Committee to be webcast. This change will bring to light those countries that seek to block United Nations access …

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Women Alumni Entrepreneurs Meet in Kathmandu

Exchange Alumni across South and Central Asia gathered in Kathmandu for the first Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (AlumniTIES) during December 5-9, 2016.  11 Indian and three Bhutanese alumni participated to discuss how the business climate for women’s entrepreneurship can be strengthened in the region.  #ExchangesAre building bridges to empower women!  Read more here .

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America First Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will …

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IVLP alumnus helps draft National Hospital Safety Guidelines

Congratulations to International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumnus Dr. Tamorish Kole, Senior Consultant and Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Max Healthcare, and all at the National Disaster Management Authority of India who worked for over two years on the National Hospital Safety Guidelines for India released earlier this year.  During his visit to the U.S. on a professional exchange …

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First Secretary visits Dehradun Exchange Alumni

First Secretary for Exchanges and Education, Mr. Matthew Asada, visited Dehradun to meet with exchange alumni and visit education institutions on December 6, 2016. After visiting Welham Girls’ School and The Doon School , he met with a group of Dehradun Exchange Alumni. These alumni and their partner organization, SPECS, are leading a #AEIF2016 project Lighting Up Lives that will train …

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The United States, India, and Global Connect: Partners in Making Affordable Internet a Reality

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers hosted a workshop in New Delhi today with leaders from government, development banks, the IT sector, civil society and private industry to discuss digital connectivity and broadband access as part of the Global Connect Initiative.  In September 2015, the Department of State launched the Global Connect Initiative which …

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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at U.S.-India Expert Workshop on Countering Terrorist Use of the Internet

(As Prepared for Delivery) Thank you for that kind introduction.  It’s a great pleasure to be here at this workshop with such an impressive group of law enforcement officials and experts.  I understand we have participants from a number of countries, including India, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  I’d like to especially …

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