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U.S. Consulate, Chennai to Remain Closed on December 7, 2016

Posted December 7, 2016

Following the demise of the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi. J. Jayalalitha, the U.S. Consulate will remain closed on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The Consulate is expected to resume regular operations on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Applicants who were scheduled to ...Read More


Chennai Consulate closed on Monday, December 5, 2016 

Posted December 5, 2016

On account of the critical health condition of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the related situation in Chennai, the Non-immigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Consulate in Chennai has cancelled all interviews scheduled on Monday, December 5, 2016. Since all the applicants would have c ...Read More


Consular Posts Make Provision for Extra Visa Appointments through December 2016

Posted October 19, 2016

We had reported earlier that consular posts in India are experiencing longer wait times for visa appointment. A recent update on the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in India indicates that the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and the four U.S. Consular posts in Ind ...Read More


Difference Between U.S. Visa Application Centers and Document Pick-up / Drop-off locations in India

Posted July 4, 2016

We at Murthy Immigration Services are often contacted by U.S. visa applicants inquiring about the difference between U.S. visa application centers and document pick-up / drop-off locations in India. In this article, we are providing clarity on the same. In India there are only ...Read More


Update on Delivery of Passport and Visa – Immigrant Visa Applicants in India

Posted July 4, 2016

Immigrant Visa applicants in India now have the option to request both their passport and visa to be mailed to their home address, as long as both documents are serviced by Blue Dart. Previously, immigrant visa applicants had to choose from one of the 11 pickup locations to colle ...Read More


Change in the Number of Times One Can Reschedule a Nonimmigrant Visa Interview in India

Posted July 4, 2016

In light of the increased demand for nonimmigrant visa appointments in India, U.S. nonimmigrant visa applicants are permitted to reschedule their visa interview only twice after scheduling an appointment. After the second reschedule, the system will not permit any further changes ...Read More


Revision in Consular Exchange Rate in India, with effect from June 30, 2016

Posted July 4, 2016

With effect from Thursday, June 30, 2016, the consular exchange rate has been revised to ₹70 to one US$. This revision in exchange rate will affect the Indian rupee equivalent for all application fees paid on or after June 30, 2016. The revision is applicable across all non- ...Read More


Increased Wait Times for Nonimmigrant Visa Interview and Stricter Review of Requests for Urgent Appointments

Posted June 6, 2016

The wait time for a nonimmigrant visa interview at the U.S. embassy / consulates in India was negligible until a few months ago. Applicants were able to obtain an interview date within 2 to 5 business days for most categories of visas at almost any post in India. However, recentl ...Read More


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