U.S. Citizen Services

UPDATE ON LIMITED SERVICES DUE TO COVID:

The United States Embassy and Consulates in India are providing limited in-person services to U.S. citizens at this time.  Adult U.S. citizens using form DS-82 to renew a previous passport must send those applications by mail to the Embassy or Consulate responsible for the state where the applicant resides.

Limited appointment slots are now available online.  Additional appointment times will be made available each Monday.  Please note that appointment availability is reduced to ensure the safety of our customer through proper social distancing.   If you have an immediate need to travel, or another urgent circumstance, please email New DelhiChennaiHyderabadKolkata, or Mumbai to request an emergency passport appointment.

Adult Passport Renewals By Mail:

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates are only processing mail-in passport applications for those who qualify to renew a previous adult passport using form DS-82.  Please check your eligibility for using form DS-82 here.  Please ensure that bank drafts for the application fees are made out to the Embassy or Consulate responsible for the state where you reside and mail that application to the same location.  Incorrect bank drafts will delay the processing of your application.

U.S. Embassy New Delhi provides service to: Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and the country of Bhutan

U.S. Consulate General Chennai provides service to: Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad provides service to: Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha

U.S. Consulate General Kolkata provides service to: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, and West Bengal

U.S. Consulate General Mumbai provides service to: Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Diu and Daman, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Minor-child Passport Renewals and First-Time Adult Passport Applications:

All children under the age of 16 or any citizen applying for their first adult passport must use form DS-11.  Applicants must apply in-person at the Embassy or Consulate responsible for the state where the applicant resides.

Consular Reports of Birth Abroad:

Limited appointments are available for applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA). Please check the online appointment booking tool for the next available appointment at the Embassy or Consulate serving your state. In order to reduce the time spent in the consular waiting room, we ask applicants to review the required documentation that must be provided with the CRBA application to ensure they are fully prepared.

Notarial Services: 

Limited notarial appointments are now available.  For those seeking to notarize documents for use in the United States, you may wish to consider using alternative options, to include utilizing a remote notarial service provider.  A growing number of states accept documents notarized through online services; you will need to research whether they can be used in the state where your document will be filed.  Remote notarization could fulfill your need for notary services more quickly and without the need for in-person interaction.

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates provide services to U.S. citizens in the Indian states of their consular districts.

New Delhi

  • Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and the country of Bhutan

Chennai

  • Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Hyderabad

  • Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha

Kolkata

  • Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, and West Bengal

Mumbai

  • Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Diu and Daman, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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