New Consulate In Hyderabad Processes Around 3500 Visa Applications A Day
HYDERABAD, (ANI) – The new US Consulate here is South Asia’s biggest consulate, with 54 windows as against 16 in Paigah Palace earlier. It will process up to 3,500 visa applications.
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 Consul 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, civic leaders, journalists, and other members of the public.”
She said that this consulate represents the US government in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.
“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,” she added.
“We 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,” she added.