Limited Operations

United States Consulate General Chennai, India
Operational Message for U.S. Citizens:
The Death of Former Chief Minister Karunanidhi
August 7, 2018

Out of respect for the death of former Chief Minister Karunanidhi, many businesses are closed and transportation is disrupted. Large crowds have gathered near the Kauvery Hospital on TTK (TT Krishnamachari) Road in Chennai and some roads throughout Chennai, including the Gopalapuram area, are congested. At this time, the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will have limited operations on August 8, 2018.

The Consulate has a scheduled administrative day on August 8, 2018. The Consulate expects to resume U.S. citizen and visa appointments on August 9, 2018. The American Center at the U.S. Consulate in Chennai will not be open to the public, but the Foreign Commercial Service in Bangalore will continue operations.

U.S. citizens requiring emergency services can contact the Consulate at +91-44-2857-4000<tel:+91-44-2857-4000>. In the event there is no response at this phone number, please direct your request for emergency services to the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi at +91-11-2419-8000<tel:+91-11-2419-8000>.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas with demonstrations and civil disturbances.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Do not draw attention to yourself.
  • Review your personal security plans.


  • U.S. Embassy New Delhi
    Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021
    telephone: +91-11-2419-8000<tel:+91-11-2419-8000><>
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    C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
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    220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006
    telephone: +91-44-2857-4000<tel:+91-44-2857-4000>
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    5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071
    telephone: +91-33-3984-2400
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    Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500003
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