Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Kerala State August 16, 2018

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens Kerala State August 16, 2018 Location:  Kerala State Event:  Extreme southwest monsoon rains continue throughout the state of Kerala, and adjacent districts in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, triggering landslides, flash floods and other emergency situations.  As of the morning of Thursday, August 16, media ...
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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Kerala State August 9, 2018

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Kerala State August 9, 2018 Location:  Kerala State Event:  Heavy southwest monsoon rains continue throughout the state of Kerala, triggering landslides and flash floods.  Given above-average and ongoing precipitation in the past several weeks, some low-level areas are flooded and reservoirs have reached full ...
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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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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Large Political Rally in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai

United States Consulate General Mumbai, India Location:  Political rally at the fairgrounds in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai Event: A political rally is scheduled to take place on April 6, and is expected to include over 300,000 participants.  BKC Police Traffic Control advised that traffic congestion is likely to occur on all roads leading into ...
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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (April 3, 2018) Location:  Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, India Event:  Some political groups have called for protests and boycotts April 3-5 following a recent Supreme Court decision regarding the sharing of Cauvery River water.  Previous decisions regarding the Cauvery ...
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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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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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Demonstrations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala (February 16, 2018)

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala (February 16, 2018) Location:  Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, India; state-wide Event:  On February 16, 2018, the Supreme Court will deliver a final verdict on appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala regarding the dispute over the ...
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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Strike in Karnataka (January 25, 2018)

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Strike in Karnataka (January 25, 2018) Location:  Karnataka, India; state-wide, but particularly affecting Bengaluru (Bangalore) Event:  A general strike has been organized throughout Karnataka for January 25, 2018, regarding a dispute over water resources with the neighboring state of Goa.  Protests have ...
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United States Consulate General Chennai, India – Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Chennai, December 21, 2017

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Chennai December 21, 2017  The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   ...
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Emergency Message Follow-up for U.S. Citizens: Media Reports of Bomb Threat in New Delhi’s Khan Market

Local authorities have reported to the U.S. Embassy that police are allowing shopping at Khan Market and that there continues to be an increased police presence in the area. Unless the U.S. Embassy receives new information indicating an increased threat level, no further messages regarding this incident will be sent out. For further information: See ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Media Reports of Bomb Threat in New Delhi’s Khan Market

Local media are reporting that police have received a call claiming that a bomb was planted in New Delhi’s Khan Market this morning. U.S. Embassy New Delhi recommends that individuals monitor local media closely and avoid the Khan Market area until the police give the all clear. U.S. Embassy will provide updated information as it ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Air Quality Alert (November 12, 2017)

The New Delhi Embassy air monitor Air Quality Index (AQI) reading has been at consistently high levels for the last week.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers AQI levels above 500 to be “Beyond the Index” or very hazardous.  The EPA recommends that, at AQI levels above 500, everyone should avoid all physical activities outdoors. ...
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United States Consulate General Chennai Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding in Chennai November 3, 2017

Local media report significant flooding of the main roads throughout Chennai, with some media predicting moderate to heavy rains to continue through November 5. Local schools, including the American International School in Chennai, are closed Friday, November 3.  In addition to possible flooding, U.S. citizens may experience traffic delays and limited access to public transportation. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Dengue Fever Risk in South India

Dengue fever cases in southern India have already more than doubled in 2017.  Dengue cases typically increase each year following the start of the monsoon seasons, which varies by region.  U.S. Citizens in India should take appropriate precautions to avoid contracting dengue and other mosquito-borne illnesses. Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya are transmitted by the Aedes ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Local media report significant flooding in the Hosur-Sarjapur and Anugraha Layout in the Koramangala area in Bengaluru (Bangalore), with some media predicting heavy rains will continue overnight and into Thursday, September 28.  In addition to flooding, U.S. citizens may experience traffic delays and limited access to public transportation in these areas. The U.S. Consulate General ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad On September 5th India will celebrate the culmination of the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival with the immersion of the Ganesh idols.  While this is a happy occasion, it is important to note that it brings with it the need for heightened security measures country-wide.  The U.S. Consulate reminds U.S. citizens of the increased ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens in New Delhi, Haryana and Punjab to exercise caution and track local news reporting regarding civil unrest related to the Friday verdict in the court case of the head of the Dera Sacha Sauda spiritual organization in Panchkula, Haryana.  Local news reports at least 38 people were killed in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus in India

In late May, the Government of India reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika infection in the Ahmedabad District of the State of Gujarat.  Two of the cases involved pregnant/postpartum women, but there is currently no evidence that the newborns were affected.  Since this announcement, the Government of India has implemented a widespread containment and monitoring ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens May 23, 2017

Consistent with our previous security messages and the State Department’s March 6 Worldwide Caution , the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the ongoing terrorism threat in India.  India continues to experience terrorist activities, increasing crime rates, and sporadic incidents of localized public unrest.  In the past, terrorists in India have targeted markets, religious sites, hotels, restaurants, and public transportation, including trains ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Strike in Kerala

April 5, 2017 Local media sources have reported that a hartal (shut-down) has been called for Thursday, April 6 throughout the state of Kerala. The shut-down is reportedly organized in protest of police actions that occurred on April 5, 2017. Local media predict significant traffic interruptions and business closures across the state. Bus services, taxis, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens for India’s Republic Day on January 26, 2017

As we approach India’s Republic Day on January 26, 2017, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the ongoing terrorism threat in India.  In the past, terrorists in India have targeted markets, religious sites, hotels, restaurants, and public transportation, including trains and buses.  U.S. citizens should expect heightened security and an increased police presence throughout India in advance ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Tamil Nadu January 23, 2017

This is an update to the previous emergency message sent on January 19, 2017.  Protests continue across Tamil Nadu, including at Marina Beach in Chennai, regarding the practice of bull taming (jallikattu).  Various sources have reported confrontations between police and protestors in Chennai and in other cities across the state that in some cases have ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Tamil Nadu January 19, 2017

Local media outlets continue to report protests in Tamil Nadu, including at Marina Beach in Chennai, regarding the practice of bull taming (jallikattu). Protests have thus far been peaceful, although there have been reports of traffic interruptions. Some bus services, taxis, and rickshaws may suspend or reduce services. U.S. citizens are reminded that even gatherings ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

In light of upcoming planned protests by Trinamool Congress Party, the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata cautions U.S. citizens that you may want to avoid private transport and market areas; be prepared for heightened security in the vicinity; carry valid identification papers and remain non-confrontational if questioned by unknown people / strike supporters. Allow additional ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

As we head into holiday season, please be reminded that recent Indian media reports indicate ISIL’s desire to attack targets in India. The U.S. Embassy warns of an increased threat to places in India frequented by Westerners, such as religious sites, markets, and festival venues. All U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Vardah

The U.S Consulate General in Chennai cautions U.S. citizens that Cyclone Vardah is expected to make landfall near Chennai, between Mahabalipuram and Nellore, tomorrow afternoon on Monday, December 12 and then weaken. Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur. All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General Operations, December 6, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will continue to operate with reduced staffing on December 7, 2016, and has temporarily suspended appointments for routine services to U.S. citizens and visa applicants. Applicants whose appointments are canceled will be notified by e-mail and provided a link to reschedule. The Consulate plans to resume routine services on ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Death of Chief Minister Jayaraman Jayalalithaa

Apollo Hospital announced that Chief Minister Jayaraman Jayalalithaa passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11:30 p.m. Many businesses in Chennai are closed and public transportation is not operating. The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will continue to operate with reduced staffing on December 6, 2016, and has temporarily suspended appointments for routine services ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: United States Consulate General Chennai

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will operate with reduced staffing on December 5, 2016, and has temporarily suspended appointments for routine services to U.S. citizens and visa applicants. Applicants will be informed by email. The Consulate will provide updates when routine services are restored. U.S. citizens requiring emergency services may contact the Consulate at +91-44-2857-4000.  In the event there ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Withdrawal of Old High Denomination Currency

On 8 November 2016 the Indian Prime Minister announced that existing 500 and 1,000 Rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from immediate circulation.  Between 9 and 11 November 2016 the notes will still be accepted at airports, railway stations and hospitals.  Banks will exchange these notes between 10 November and 30 December 2016.  If you’re exchanging ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Recent Indian media reports indicate ISIL’s desire to attack targets in India.  The U.S. Embassy warns of an increased threat to places in India frequented by Westerners, such as religious sites, markets, and festival venues. All U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

As we have previously advised, the Department of State reminds all U.S. citizens in the India-Pakistan border region to comply with Indian government directions, exercise caution, maintain a low profile, avoid all demonstrations, and monitor local media for security updates. The Department further reminds U.S. citizens of its general advice that you avoid travel to areas within ...
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Demonstration Message: Security Awareness

As a reminder, spontaneous and planned demonstrations take place in India from time to time in response to world events or local developments.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  As a general rule, please avoid the areas where demonstrations are occurring and exercise caution if within the vicinity of any large gatherings.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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Invitation to Town Hall Fair

Dear U.S. Citizens: Greetings from American Citizens Services at the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai! We are hosting a Town Hall Fair for U.S. citizens and their immediate families on the afternoon of February 6.  Come join us on our Consulate lawn for an afternoon of fun games and activities for U.S. citizens of all ages.  ...
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Consular Services in Ahmedabad

Dear U.S. Citizens: As part of our continuing effort to provide consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Mumbai, a team from U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will visit Ahmedabad on February 8 – 9, 2015.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports, CRBA and notarize documents for use in the United States. Please remember ...
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Consular Services In Pune

Dear U.S. Citizens: As part of our continuing effort to provide consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Mumbai, a team from U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will visit Pune on January 7-8, 2016.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports, CRBA and notarize documents for use in the United States. Please remember you need ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Heavy Rains and Flooding in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry

The city of Chennai and surrounding areas in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, as well as the adjacent Union Territory of Pondicherry (Puducherry), have experienced very heavy rains in recent weeks resulting in localized flooding, which has been severe in some areas. The rains have lessened in recent days, but parts of Chennai ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General in Chennai is Closed

The city of Chennai and surrounding areas in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu as well as the adjacent Union Territory of Pondicherry (Puducherry) have experienced very heavy rains in recent weeks resulting in localized flooding, which has been severe in some areas. The Adyar River has overflowed its banks and rains are expected ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General in Chennai is Closed

The city of Chennai and surrounding areas in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu as well as the adjacent Union Territory of Pondicherry (Puducherry) have experienced very heavy rains in recent weeks resulting in localized flooding, which has been severe in some areas. The Adyar River has overflowed its banks and rains are expected ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General in Chennai is Closed

The city of Chennai and surrounding areas in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu as well as the adjacent Union Territory of Pondicherry (Puducherry) have experienced very heavy rains in recent weeks resulting in localized flooding, which has been severe in some areas. The Adyar River has overflowed its banks and rains are expected ...
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Earthquake Aftershock Possible in North India after 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake in the Hindu Kush Region of Afghanistan

On October 26, 2015 at around 2:45 PM IST, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake – centered in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan – was felt in parts of Northern India. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake covered 120 miles and was centered approximately 51 miles southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of ...
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Emergency Message for US Citizens – Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Festival Season Security Alert

The U.S. Consulate wishes all U.S. citizens in Kolkata a safe and happy holiday season as we approach the many upcoming holidays and festivals.  We would also like to bring to your attention that the Indian government has issued an alert for possible terrorist strikes in congested areas during this festival season.  The Consulate would ...
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Planned strike scheduled for September 2, 2015

Consulate General Kolkata will be closed for routine consular services on September 2, 2015 due to a planned trade union/transportation strike in Kolkata.  U.S. citizens in need of emergency services should contact the Consulate by calling +91-990-304-2956. We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Gujarat

The U.S. Consulate Mumbai alerts U.S. citizens that protests are occurring in various cities across the state of Gujarat.  According to media reports, large groups of protestors have gathered in various locations, including the cities of Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, and Mehsana.  Protests are related to the extension of state benefits. Media reports also indicate that ...
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Emergency Message: Earthquake Aftershock Possible in India in Areas Near Nepal

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to some parts in the Indian states of Bihar, Sikkim, Assam, and the northern portion of West Bengal and recommends that U.S. citizens in these areas exercise caution following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on April 25.  The possibility for aftershocks of ...
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Emergency Message: Earthquake Aftershock Possible in India in Areas Near Nepal

1. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to some parts in the Indian states of Bihar, Sikkim, Assam, and the northern portion of West Bengal and recommends that U.S. citizens in these areas exercise caution following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on April 25.  The possibility for aftershocks ...
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Consular Services in Pune

Dear U.S. Citizens: As part of our continuing effort to provide consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Mumbai, a team from U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will visit Pune on May 06-07, 2015.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports, CRBA and notarize documents for use in the United States. Please remember you need six ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

This Message alerts U.S. citizens to the latest information regarding human cases of H1N1 Influenza A, formerly known as swine flu.  The Indian Ministry of Health has reported over 23,000 confirmed cases of swine flu in India, with over 1,200 deaths.  Local authorities have recommended vaccinations for health care workers, established working groups to monitor ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – H1N1

This Message alerts U.S. citizens to the latest information regarding human cases of H1N1 Influenza A, formerly known as swine flu.  The Indian Ministry of Health has reported over 23,000 confirmed cases of swine flu in India, with over 1,200 deaths.  Local authorities have recommended vaccinations for health care workers, established working groups to monitor ...
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Consular Services in Pune

Dear U.S. Citizens: As part of our continuing effort to provide consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Mumbai, a team from U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will visit Pune on February 10-12, 2015.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports, CRBA and notarize documents for use in the United States. These services will be ...
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Consular Services in Goa

Dear U.S. Citizens: As part of our continuing effort to provide consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Mumbai, a team from U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will visit Goa on December 4-5, 2014.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports and notarize documents for use in the United States. These services will be offered ...
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Town Hall Event

Greetings from American Citizens Services at the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai! We are hosting a Town Hall Fair for U.S. citizens and their immediate families on the afternoon of Saturday, November 15.  Come join us on our Consulate lawn for an afternoon of fun games and activities for U.S. citizens of all ages.  Meet recently ...
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Emergency Message for US Citizens – Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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Security Message for U.S. citizens: Demonstrations Surrounding Verdict in Chief Minister Case

U.S. citizens in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are advised of the possibility of spontaneous and planned demonstrations after the verdict in the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s court case.  The U.S. Consulate advises individuals to exercise extreme caution and pay attention to media reports. Indian media currently reports some gatherings in parts of Chennai city, and ...
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Voting Message for U.S. Citizens

Absentee Voting Week is September 29-October 6 Be an Active Voter and take the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2014 elections is October 6.  For some voters paper voter registrations and absentee ballot requests must reach their local election officials by ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – October 14, 15, and 16, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of October 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for U.S. passport renewals for minors and first-time adult passports.  Services will be available by appointment ...
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Emergency Message for US Citizens – Hurricane and Tyohoon Seasons

U.S. Embassy New Delhi informs U.S. citizens that heavy rains have caused severe flooding in Jammu and Kashmir.  Extensive flooding has washed out many roads, making transportation in the region difficult and dangerous.  Thousands of people are stranded and communication channels have been badly damaged. The Government of India is working to repair damaged roads and assist ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – September 17, 18, and 19, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of September 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for U.S.passport renewals for minors and first-time adult passports. Services will be available by appointment only.  ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – August 20, 21, and 22, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of August 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for U.S.passport renewals for minors and first-time adult passports. Services will be available by appointment only.  ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – July 15, 16, and 17, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 15th, 16th and 17th of July 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available by appointment ...
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Security Alert – Anticipated Anti ISIL/ISIS Demonstration near American Center on June 20, 2014

The U.S. Consulate in Kolkata is aware that there may be a demonstration in the vicinity of the American Center on Friday, June 20, 2014. This demonstration may impede access to the area. U.S. citizens should always practice good personal security. Be aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile. Monitor local news reports, ...
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Consular Services in Pune

Dear U.S. Citizens: As part of our continuing effort to provide consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Mumbai, a team from U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will visit Pune on July 30-31, 2014.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports, notarize documents for use in the United States, and provide voting assistance. These services ...
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Emergency Message for US Citizens – Upcoming Hurricane and Tyohoon Seasons

Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and ends November 30.  The Typhoon Season will last through the end of 2014, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in hurricane- and typhoon-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now.  This ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – June 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th of June 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – May 19, 20 and 21, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 19th, 20th and 21st  of May 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available by ...
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Demonstration Notice

Two political rallies are scheduled to take place in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) area of Mumbai, at the MMRDA grounds, on Sunday, April 20 and on Monday, April 21.  Massive turnouts, estimated at more than 200,000 persons, are expected at both rallies. Road closures, severe traffic disruptions, and protests (raasta rokos) are expected in the lead-up ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – May 5,7, and 8, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 05th,07th and 08th of May 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available by appointment ...
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Worldwide Caution

The current Worldwide Caution advises U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance whenever they travel overseas.  Please take this opportunity to read the document and assess your personal security while traveling to or residing in India. The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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Consular Services in Ahmedabad

Dear U.S. Citizens: As part of our continuing effort to provide consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Mumbai, a team from the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai will visit Ahmedabad on April 25, 2014.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports and notarize documents for use in the United States. These services will ...
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Bangalore Passport services – April 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 7th  , 8th , 9th and 10th of April 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will ...
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Demonstration Notice

On March 6, 2014,  the Government of India formally announced that general elections will take place between April 7, 2014 and May 12, 2014, with results expected by May 16, 2014.  Due to logistical and security concerns, the states and territories will stagger elections on different dates within this time frame. Political parties are now in ...
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Security Message for U.S. citizens: Demonstrations Surrounding UNHRC Vote

U.S. citizens in Tamil Nadu are advised of the possibility of spontaneous and planned demonstrations targeting commercial establishments with U.S. connections ahead of a vote on a U.S.-co-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  U.S. citizens are encouraged ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – March 25, 26, and 27, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 25th, 26th,  and 27th of March 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available by ...
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Demonstration Notices

The U.S. Embassy, New Delhi and U.S. Consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai will no longer send out security messages regarding routine demonstrations taking place in India.  Instead, information about routine demonstrations will be posted on the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates websites, under the heading “Demonstration Notices.”  Please monitor our websites regularly for ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – March 3, 4 and 5, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 3rd , 4th, 5th of March 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available by ...
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ہندوستان میں عالمی واقعات یا مقامی سرگرمیوں کے ردعمل میں وقفہ وقفہ سے اچانک اور منظم مظاہرے ہوتے رہتے ہیں۔ پُرامن مظاہرے بھی متشدد ہو سکتے ہیں۔ برائے مہربانی ان علاقوں سے گریز کریں جہاں مظاہرے ہو رہے ہیں اور کسی بھی بڑے مجمع کے گرد و نواح میں احتیاط برتیں۔ ازراہِ کرم علاقائی واردات ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – February 04, 05, 06 and 07, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 04th, 05th, 06th and 07th  of February 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available ...
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Demonstration Notice

A large rally is scheduled to take place in the Bandra Kurla Complex area of Mumbai over the weekend of December 21-22.  Because of the potential for traffic delays and road closures, the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai advises United States citizens to avoid the BKC area from 8 p.m. Saturday, December 21 until 6 a.m. ...
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Demonstration Notice

Demonstrations are expected to take place in Mumbai this weekend related to the death of a New Delhi gang rape victim. Protesters reportedly began gathering on the Azad Maidan in South Mumbai mid-day on Saturday, December 29, and media was reporting a possible march from South Mumbai to the northern suburbs for later in the ...
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A commemoration of the death anniversary of social reformer Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar has been scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 6 at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.  Groups calling for a permanent memorial at the park in honor of recently deceased Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray may also be present.  Police reports estimate 10-15 lakh ...
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