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US Consulate Mumbai Moves to New Bandra Kurla Facility

University of Mumbai, India 148292760 University of Mumbai, India 148292760

University of Mumbai, India 148292760The US Consulate Mumbai moves in November 2011 from Lincoln House in Breach Candy and the American Center in Churchgate to its new facility in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). The new US Consulate Mumbai at BKC reflects the expansion in US-India relations, and features expanded space for consulate operations. The number of interview windows for services to visa applicants and US citizens will increase significantly, from 13 to 44.

The US Consulate Mumbai location at Lincoln House will close its doors to the public on November 15, 2011, and reopen on November 21, 2011, at the new BKC location. The Consulate cannot provide visa services between November 15 and 21, 2011.

US Consul General Peter Haas comments, “Our new home reflects the overall trend of US-India ties. Our relationship with India is growing and modernizing, and our Consulate must do the same.”

Consular officers will host a webchat at 7pm November 09, 2011, to answer specific questions about the shift and its effect on consular services. The American Library at New Marine Lines near Churchgate has already closed and will reopen to the public shortly after consular operations begin at the new US Consulate Mumbai.

The new US Consulate Mumbai compound will house all United States Government offices in Mumbai, including the Department of State, the Foreign Commercial Service, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Foreign Agricultural Service. The new US Consulate Mumbai will also include the Consul General’s residence. The new US Consulate Mumbai features state of the art green technology, including high-efficiency lighting, a gray-water recycling system, and a self contained waste water treatment facility.

The most current information about the move of the US Consulate Mumbai is available at the US Consulate Mumbai website, and also on the US Consulate Mumbai Facebook page and US Consulate Mumbai Twitter.

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