The new US Consulate in Hyderabad’s Nanakaramguda, will process up to 3,500 visa applications every day.
Spread over 12 acres of land, the new US Consulate General has emerged as South Asia’s biggest Consulate, with 54 windows as against 16 in Paigah Palace earlier.
About 1,100 visa applications were processed in a day when the consulate operated from Paigah Palace.
Addressing her first press conference as the US Consulate General Jennifer Larson said, “The United States maintains embassies in the capital cities of most countries around the world, we recognize that critical developments and significant events are taking place outside of capital cities. So we open consulates in major non-capital cities around the world to provide services to US citizens, process visas, represent the US government, and build relationships with local officials, business leaders.
There is so much happening in Hyderabad which is exciting, positive, and dynamic. And that’s why we’re here because we see the importance this region plays in the US-India relationship,”
They provide consular services to the tens of thousands of US citizens in the region from passport services to help citizens who need emergency support. We adjudicate visas,” she informed in the press conference.
The US Mission to India is on track to process more than a million visas this year.
Since a large demand for visas comes from students, who wish to study in the United States, in order to help them and their parents make informed decisions, we support education advising through the US-India Educational Foundation and the Education USA Center at the Y-Axis Foundation in Jubilee Hills,” the US Consulate added.
“As President Biden has said, the relationship between the United State and India is one of most consequential in the world, vital to addressing virtually every global challenge that our people face. And the best way to address those challenges is to know each other, understand each other, and invest in our relationship. That’s why we’re here at the US Consulate General in Hyderabad and that’s what we endeavour to do every day,”