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U.S. Citizen Services

U.S. Citizen Services

Welcome to the American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Consulate in Chennai. Please click here to make an appointment for passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and document and notarial services. If you arrive at the consulate for a non-emergency service, you will be asked to return after securing an appointment. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy, which will ensure that services are offered in a more efficient manner, with shorter wait times. 

The Consulate General in Chennai provides consular services for the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Pondicherry and Lakshwadeep Islands. The Embassy and other three consulates serve the following districts:

New Delhi
The U.S. Embassy, New Delhi serves American citizens in the Indian states of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and UttaraKhand, and the country of Bhutan.

Hyderabad
The Consulate General in Hyderabad provides consular services for the state of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.

Kolkata
The Consulate General in Kolkata provides consular services for the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tripura, Bihar and Assam.

Mumbai
The Consulate General in Mumbai provides consular services for the states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Bangalore 
Bangalore is a served by the Consulate General in Chennai, but also has its own vitual consulate. Please check the website for information and outreach events.

Note: The consular section will be closed to the public on the last Wednesday of every month. In case of American citizen emergency, please check here: http://chennai.usconsulate.gov/emergency.html 

Emergency Resources


Travel and Security Information


Passports and Document Services

You must make an appointment online here for all passport and notary services. 


Other Consular Services

U.S. Visa Inquiries

American Citizen Services units are unable to assist with information regarding visas to the United States. For visa information, please visit the visa page or send an inquiry to support-india@ustraveldocs.com Please visit the http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in for questions about visa appointments. 

Information on services provided by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services in India is available here.  You can email inquiries to cis.di@dhs.gov.

What We Can't Do
We would always like to help, but there are many frequently requested services that we are unable to perform, including: 

  • Provide information regarding U.S. visas or immigration benefits
  • Assist with travel, employment or real estate
  • Locate lost property
  • Pay personal debts for U.S. citizens
  • Authorize or pay for medical treatment
  • Prepare tax returns or translations
  • Issue or authenticate U.S. birth/marriage/death certificates
  • Issue U.S. police records
  • Provide security or law enforcement services (including fingerprinting) Renew or replace driver's licenses
  • Collect or forward mail/packages
  • Cash checks
  • Provide legal advice or intervene in judicial cases
  • Locate or provide information on U.S. citizens
  • Assist with Indian or U.S. residency or immigration issues, including Green Cards or acquisition of U.S. citizenship
  • Provide information on schools or businesses in the U.S. or India

If you wish to relinquish your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) and do not plan to apply for a non-immigrant visa, you can do so by scheduling an appointment with the American Citizens Services Unit here http://chennai.usconsulate.gov/notaries2.html (other services).  Please submit a completed form I-407 at the time of your visit to the Consulate.

There is no fee for this service. 

Questions?
Email:  chennaics@state.gov

BENGALURU PASSPORT SERVICES

  • Please be informed that the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will not conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bengaluru for the months of December 2014 and January 2015.

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