Joint Press Release: Tenth U.S.-India Consular Dialogue – April 27

On April 27, 2023, U.S. and Indian delegations met in Washington, D.C. for the tenth bilateral Consular Dialogue.  The U.S. delegation, led by Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter, met with counterparts from the Indian delegation, led by Joint Secretary Devesh Uttam from the Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division in the Ministry of External Affairs.  The Dialogue reaffirmed the strength of our bilateral relationship and highlighted efforts made by both countries to strengthen people-to-people ties.

Discussions focused on areas of interest, including cooperation to protect vulnerable women and children, inter-country adoption, provision of consular services to expatriate citizens, extraditions, and facilitation of travel in support of our extensive cultural, economic, and educational ties.

Both sides agreed to hold the next round in India next year.