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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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: 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On 8 November 2016 the Indian Prime Minister announced that existing 500 and 1,000 Rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from immediate circulation.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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U.S. Embassy and Consulates Launch New Mission-Wide Website

Today the U.S. Mission to India launched a new website for the Embassy in New Delhi and the four Consulates General in Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai.  The new website address for the entire U.S. Mission is https://in.usembassy.gov .  This website is in English, Hindi and Urdu and is built on WordPress, a popular web and ...
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“Deepening People to People Ties: Tourism in U.S.-India Relations”

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (As Delivered) Thank you Mr. Advani for that kind introduction.  I really appreciate IACC for taking the initiative to organize this great event.  IACC has long recognized the importance of travel and tourism between the U.S. and India, not only as an economic engine, ...
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Global Entry MOU with India to Expedite Smooth, Faster Travel

Citizens of India eyeing a visit to the U.S. are one step closer to smoother entry under a new CBP Trusted Traveler initiative signed by representatives from both nations June 3. CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan and Arun K. Singh, ambassador of India to the U.S., signed a Memorandum of Understanding toward India’s participation ...
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Creation of the North India Office at Embassy New Delhi

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the creation of a North India Office that will manage U.S. Government outreach to the more than 355 million Indian citizens that live in the Embassy’s New Delhi Consular District. As the U.S. relationship with India strengthens, the extent of our partnership becomes more diverse and deeper.   ...
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Remarks by Jonathan Kessler, Director – North India Office, U.S. Embassy

The American Center, New Delhi, India (As Prepared for Delivery) Thank you for coming this evening to share this special event with us.  We are very pleased to introduce all of you to the North India Office – a new team within the Embassy.  Our focus will be to strengthen and expand the relationship between ...
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North India Office at Embassy New Delhi

During 2016, the North India Office’s first full year of operation, the office will focus on programs on skills development, smart cities, improving air quality, promoting multicultural societies, boosting economic growth, and combating gender-based violence with partners throughout the region. The North India Office has already helped the Embassy expand this outreach to every state in ...
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Ambassador Richard Verma Visits Bhopal

United States Ambassador to India, Richard R. Verma, visited Bhopal on May 25, 2016 for his first official visit to the state of Madhya Pradesh. During his visit, Ambassador Verma met with the Honorable Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to discuss U.S.-India cooperation, including investment opportunities for U.S. companies and clean energy initiatives. The Ambassador ...
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Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to India

Washington | April 17, 2016 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to India April 18-21, where she will meet with government officials and business leaders to discuss opportunities for greater engagement. While in India, the Assistant Secretary will meet government leaders to discuss a trade and ...
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