US calls it a tangible investment in the growing bilateral relationship with India
US Consulate General in Hyderabad has opened a new $340 million state-of-the-art facility in the city’s bustling financial district calling it “a tangible investment by the United States in the growing bilateral relationship” with India.
“The move brings our government closer to US companies that have invested billions of dollars in the India’s tech, defense, aerospace, and pharmaceutical sectors,” State Department spokesman Vedant Patel told reporters in Washington.
Five of the highest valued companies in the world – Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Meta – host their largest presence outside the United States in Hyderabad, he noted.
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“Our consulate in Hyderabad is a key to linking businesses and people from the United States and the Indian states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha,” Patel said. “We continue to welcome Indian visitors, businesspeople, and students from those states, and this new facility puts us in a position to increase Mission India’s consular services in the future.”
“The new facility, with a project budget of $340 million, pays respect to the local landscape,” Patel said, “and through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, we are working with local partners to preserve historic monuments.”
The new space will help consulate staff work with local journalists, it will increase reporting on climate change, and share information on educational opportunities,” he said.
“The new consulate in Hyderabad will also host countless visitors, as our militaries regularly team up for joint exercises based out of India’s Eastern Naval Command.”
“Put simply, this dynamic region plays a critical role in the US-India Strategic Partnership, and our new consulate chancery in Hyderabad represents a tangible investment by the United States in the growing bilateral relationship,” Patel said.
“Today marks a milestone in the US-India Strategic Partnership,” said Jennifer Larson, US Consul General in Hyderabad at the March 20 opening of the new facility in Nanakramguda.
“At a cost of $340 million, our new consulate facility in Hyderabad is an investment in the US relationship with India,” she said. “We look forward to increasing our staff – including visa officers – in order to continue expanding US-India ties in the months and years to come.”
The US Consulate General in Hyderabad represents the United States in the Indian states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha. The US-India relationship in the region spans a wide range of key issues, including higher education and cultural programs, military cooperation, health and environmental issues, and commercial ties, according to a consulate press release.
In 2022, the Hyderabad consulate issued more than 18,000 student visas, while US companies have invested billions of dollars in the region’s tech, defense, aerospace, and pharmaceutical sectors.
Established in 2008 at the historic Paigah Palace, the US Consulate General in Hyderabad is the first US diplomatic office to open in India since India’s independence.
Groundbreaking at the new location in Nanakramguda took place in 2017. Located on a 12-acre site, the new consulate embodies the US
State Department’s mission to provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities for US diplomacy, the release said.
The $340 million construction project included $70 million in local investment and employed a combined workforce of over 1,000 American, Indian, and third-country nationals.
The US Consulate’s new facility in Hyderabad is located at Sy. No. 115/1, Financial District, Nanakramguda, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500032.
US citizens who require emergency consular services should call +91 040 6932 8000. US citizens with non-emergency consular questions are encouraged to email [email protected], the release said.
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Visa applicants who have scheduled interviews should go to the US Consulate’s new facility in Nanakramguda for their interviews.
All other visas services – including biometrics appointments, “dropbox” appointments (interview waiver), and passport pickup – will continue to take place at the Visa Application Center (VAC), located at the Lower Concourse, HITEC City Metro Station, Madhapur, HYD 500081.
For general questions about consular services, please call +91 120 4844644 and +91 22 62011000.