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  • Student Visa Day, May 28, 2015

    U.S. Mission India to Host Student Visa Day!

    Appointment slots for student visa interviews are now open for our May 28, 2015 Student Visa Day. Register now and you'll enjoy games, snacks, EducationUSA and of course – visa interviews!

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  • Ambassador Verma in the Golden Temple

    Ambassador Verma in Punjab

    Ambassador Verma tweeted about his wonderful and moving visit to Golden Temple and to Jallianwala Bagh. He enjoyed a lively interaction with students from Guru Nanak Dev University and also visited the historic Khalsa College and the outstanding museum of Sikh History.

    ALSO:  Photos
  • Ambassador Richard R. Verma’s Speech at Ananta Aspen Institute
May 6, 2015. (State Dept.)

    Ambassador Verma at Ananta Aspen Institute

    Both of our countries are home to vibrant and vocal civil society organizations seeking change in every conceivable area.

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    Nepal Earthquake - USAID Fact Sheet

    The Government of Nepal (GoN) has declared a state of emergency and requested international assistance.

  • Earthquake in Nepal, AFP photo from Embassy Kathmandu

    Earthquake in Nepal-Assistance information

    For assistance regarding U.S. citizens in Nepal, the Department of State has established a public email address ( for all inquiries concerning U.S. citizens.

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Consulate Headlines

  • Consul General Phillip Min helped dispose of electronic waste at the first Earth Day Consulate event, April 18, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Earth Day E-waste Collection Kick-off

    Consul General Phillip Min helped dispose of electronic waste at the first Earth Day Consulate event. Our ‘Green Team’ collaborated with local NGOs to dispose of e-waste at work and in the Consulate community. More #EarthDay initiatives to follow!  

  • Consul General Phillip Min officially opened the newly renovated American Library, April 7, 2015. (State Dept.)
    American Library Open for Business!

    Consul General Phillip Min officially opened the newly renovated American Library, hosting and answering questions from over 20 South India media outlets about our new services. We encourage people to Rediscover the new American Library and see how we’ve changed!  Video »

  • Ambassador Verma at Mysuru Palace, April 1, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Ambassador Verma Discovers Mysuru

    ‘Cultural heritage is shared humanity,’ Ambassador Richard Verma, at the inauguration of Oriental Research Institute’s treasured renovated building in Mysuru. 

  • PAO Ariel Pollock at Selma Movie screening at Sathyam in Chennai, March 27, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Selma Movie Rocks Chennai

    Consul General Phillip Min, along with SPI Sathyam Cinemas & Paramount Pictures hosted the India premiere of award-winning film Selma in Chennai on March 27, 2015. Distinguished guests from the many sectors attended the film and red carpet reception. 

  • Human trafficking  advocate and social worker Tiffany Williams in Chennai, March 24, 2015 (State Dept.)
    #Humantrafficking Victim Services in Chennai

    Human trafficking advocate and social worker Tiffany Williams visited all-women police stations, NGOs & activists in Chennai and was especially impressed with rehabilitation programs for trafficking victims. 

  • Consul General Phillip Min and former National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan with the newly released CPPR publication, “Energy Security Challenges-Non-Traditional Security Planning in India. (State Dept.)
    US Rebalance Complements India’s Asia Policy

    The U.S. rebalance to Asia and India’s Act East policy are complementary approaches based on our shared democratic values and respect for the stability and prosperity, U.S. Consul General Phillip Min said at Kochi ‘U.S. Rebalance and the Asia Pacific Region’ conference.  

  • PAO Ariel Pollock at M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women in Chennai, Feb 26, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Film Festival Honors Black History Month

    PAO Ariel Pollock and several Consulate Officers hosted a #BlackHistoryMonth Film Festival at M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women. Students loved the event and found the films and discussions educational and engaging! 

  • Aero India 2015
    United States Joins Aero India 2015

    Ambassador Verma opened the U.S. pavilion at Aero India 2015 on February 18, calling it the best of U.S. aviation and defense technology. Aero India showcases an impressive array of U.S. military ware and vendors.  

  • Ambassador Rich Verma Visits U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, Feb 19, 2015 (State Dept.)
    Ambassador Visits U.S. Consulate General, Chennai

    Ambassador Rich Verma made a brief visit to Chennai after #AeroIndia2015. U.S. and local employees gave him a traditional Indian welcome and tour of the Consulate. 

  • U.S. Consul General Phillip A. Min at TechCamp Chennai, Feb 6, 2015 (State Dept.)
    CG Motivates NGOs at TechCamp Chennai

    U.S. Consul General Phillip A. Min gave an inspirational speech to 80 non-governmental organization attendees at TechCamp Chennai, saying “As internet penetration increases everywhere, more and more people have new ways of interacting, or simply making their voices heard.”   Photos »

  • Visa Officer Harvey at Kollam Amrita School of Engineering Amritapuri campus, Feb 5, 2015. (State Dept.)
    Consular & EducationUSA outreach in Tamil Nadu

    Kollam Amrita School of Engineering Amritapuri campus students were very interested in learning about the student visa interview process & how to apply to U.S. universities. 

  • Consul General Phillip Min at ‘Bhavan’s Naatya Utsav’ inaugural at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Chennai, December 13, 2014 (State Dept.)
    It’s a Merry Marghazhi for Consul General Min

    Consul General Phillip Min is staying busy with Marghazhi events. He served as Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Chief Guest and presented a Lifetime Achievement award to dancer Alarmel Valli, and also inaugurated the Hamsadwani NRI musicians and dancers festival. 

  • Consul General Phillip Min visited the Andaman Islands and toured Cellular Jail National Memorial (State Dept.)
    Inaugural Trip to Andaman & Nicobar Islands

    Consul General Phillip Min visited the Andaman Islands and toured Cellular Jail National Memorial to learn about India’s freedom struggle. Visits with business industry leaders, local secondary students and the Port Blair solar power plant rounded out his trip. 

  • International Energy Conference Kochi, Dec 12, 2014 (State Dept.)
    Intl Meet: Complexities Facing India on Energy

    The U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) has mobilized nearly $2.4 billion in public and private clean energy finance to support India’s clean energy goals and $125 million for research on solar, biofuels, and energy efficient buildings.  

  • Consular Media Tour, December 4, 2014 (State Dept.)
    Consular Section Hosts Media Professionals

    Making visa applications easier! Consular Chief Dr. Lawrence Mire spoke with media professionals about the Consulate’s visa process during a Consular Media Tour. He gave media tips on simplifying the visa process, which included using the Interview Waiver Program. 

  • U.S. Consul General Phillip Min at Trivandrum’s Napier Museum (State Dept.)
    CG Min Visits Kerala Technopark

    Consul General Phillip Min received a traditional Kerala greeting by drummers and an elephant at Trivandrum’s thriving Technopark. His met with U.S. subsidiary companies to talk about specific opportunities and challenges for enhanced U.S. and India trade and business ties.  More »

  • The Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens and Consul General Phillip A. Min at Kapaleeswarar Temple Mylapore in Chennai, October 20, 2014 (State Dept.)
    Ambassador Stephens gets a taste of South India

    Tracing America’s relationship to South India back to 1794, Ambassador Kathleen Stephens said the U.S. Consulate Chennai continues to serve South India and strengthen the U.S.-India bilateral relationship.  More »

  • PAO Ariel Pollack Inaugurates Int’l Film Festival Honoring Daniel Pearl (State Dept.)
    PAO Inaugurates Daniel Pearl Int’l Film Festival

    PAO Ariel Pollock inaugurated Behind the Lines, Between the Lines International Film Festival, which will travel to three cities in South India and honor the ideals of Daniel Pearl and efforts of global filmmakers and journalists.  More »

  • CG Phillip Min at Int’l Coastal Cleanup at Chennai’s Marina Beach Sep 27, 2014 (State Dept.)
    CG Min Takes Part in Chennai’s Coastal Cleanup

    CG Phillip Min and his wife enjoyed participating in the 6th annual Int’l Coastal Cleanup at Chennai’s Marina Beach September 27, sponsored by the Indian Maritime Foundation & the U.S. Ocean Conservancy. 

Holiday Notice

  • The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, the American Library, and EducationUSA office will be closed May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day.

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