American Embassy & Consulates in India

Generally speaking, when an American citizen needs the help of the American Embassy, something went terribly wrong. Hopefully that won’t be the case during your visit in India, but make sure to keep this information handy.

The American Embassy in New Delhi and the Virtual Consulate Bangalore, the Consulates General in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai are meant to offer assistance to the US citizens living in India and those traveling to India.

The emergency services offered by the American Embassy include:

  • assistance to American citizens arrested in India
  • assistance to American citizens victims of crimes in India
  • if an American citizen becomes ill or dies in India
  • emergency transfer of funds
  • access to list of lawyers and doctors in India
  • replacement of lost or stolen passport (within office hours)
  • contacting the family in the USA
  • special services, such as reporting birth abroad

Unless there’s an emergency, appointments are required. The American Citizens Services are available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. The Embassy and consulates are closed on the American and Indian holidays and on the last Wednesday of every month.

Emergency contact

If there is an emergency involving an American citizen in India, you can call the 24-hour operator at (+91-11) 2419-8000 and ask for American Citizen Services. If you call from India, but outside of New Delhi, first dial 011 and then the number.

American Embassy in New Delhi

U.S. Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi – 110021
Tel: 011-91-11-2419-8000
Fax: 011-91-11-2419-0017




American Center
24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Tel: 011-91-11-2347-2000

American Citizens Services [email protected]
General [email protected]


Consulates and the American Centers

Consulate General in Kolkata

Address: 5/1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani
Kolkata- 700071
Tel: 011-91-33-3984-2400
Fax: 011-91-33-2282-2335
email: [email protected]

American Center in Kolkata

Address: 38/A, Jawahar Lal Nehru Road
Kolkata – 700071
Tel: 011-91-33-2288-1200
email: [email protected]

Consulate General in Chennai

Address: No. 220, Anna Salai
Chennai – 600006
Tel: 011-91-44-2857-4000
email: [email protected]

American Center in Chennai

Address: No. 220, Anna Salai
Chennai – 600006
Tel: 011-91-44-2857-4000
email: [email protected]

Consulate General in Mumbai

Address: Lincoln House
78, Bhulabhai Desai Road
Mumbai – 400026
Tel: 011-91-22-2363-3611
email: [email protected]

American Center in Mumbai

Address: 4, New Marine Lines
Mumbai – 400020
Tel: 011-91-22-2262-4590
email: [email protected]

Hyderabad Consulate General

Address: Paigah Palace
Chiran Fort Lane,
Secunderabad – 500003
Andhra Pradesh
Tel: 011-91-40-40338300
email: [email protected]

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