01.06.12

Immigrant Visa Processing in India

Posted in Policy at 12:06 pm by Lalita Haran

The Chennai U.S. Consulate would no longer process immigrant visas. This announcement came from the Chennai Consulate General and is effective starting the 1st January 2012. Immigrant Visa (Green Card) applicantions would now be accepted and processed only at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and its Mumbai Consulate.

The Department of State is responsible for such changes and allocation of work between its office locations. The present applicants are advised to email the U.S. Consulate at Chennai at ChennaiIVU@state.gov on the processing of pending applications.

Immigrant visa allows the foreign national to live and work in the United States permanently. It is used largely by the qualified family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.