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Judicial Assistance

Information on service of process abroad and other judicial services can be found here. Please note that India is not a party to the Hague Convention On The Service Abroad Of Judicial And Extra-Judicial Documents In Civil And Commercial Matters.

Business Information: U.S. firms seeking information on the bona fides of prospective Indian business partners can often obtain credit reports through banks or through commercial reporting agencies. Citibank of New York and Bank of America have branches in Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta), Chennai (Madras) and New Delhi. American Express has branches in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai as well as representatives in all the major cities in India.

Lawyers: American citizens may find themselves in need of professional legal advice during their stay in India. While the U.S. Consulate cannot provide legal advice, we have developed a list of a number of attorneys who practice in Chennai and in the surrounding states that fall within the Chennai Consular District. (This includes the Union Territories of Pondicherry and Lakshwadeep, and the States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.) Click here for the Lawyers' List (PDF 239 KB).

The U.S. Consulate at Chennai assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons whose names appear in the list. The order in which the names appear is alphabetical and has no other significance.

Note: When calling from the U.S., first dial 011 (for an international call), then 91 (the country code for India). The appropriate city and state codes are provided in front of each phone number.