In a major announcement, the Consulate General of India in New York has issued a press release announcing that the Consulate will remain open on all 365 days of the year which means festivals and public holidays included, to cater to ‘genuine emergencies’. Check details…

New Delhi: India has a large diplomatic network across the world and as of 2023, the country has 110 consulates and 122 embassies abroad. Speaking of the Consulate General of India in New York, it is one of the six diplomatic representative offices of India in United States, others being at San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington. The Indian Consulate in New York serves a total of ten states, namely, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Like other offices, this too remains closed on festivals and public holidays but not anymore! In a major announcement, the Consulate General of India in New York has said that it will remain open on 365 days of the year for ‘genuine emergencies’. Know all about it…



Indian Consulate In New York Open On 365 Days Of Year

As mentioned earlier, the Indian Consulate in New York has announced that it will remain open throughout the year, including weekends and other holidays, to address the emergency requirements” of people. In a press release, the Consulate General of India, New York said that it will be open from 2 pm to 4 pm during all holidays, with effect from May 10.

New Timings Of Consulate General of India In New York

“The Consulate will remain open during all holidays (including Saturday/Sunday and other public holidays) from 2 pm to 4 pm to address emergency requirements of the general public w.e.f. May 10, 2024,” the release stated. It is reiterated that this facility is for people with genuine emergencies and not for regular consular services,” it added.

Indian Consulate In New York: Emergency Helpline

The Indian mission advised the applicants to call the Consulate’s emergency helpline number: 1-917-815- 7066 before coming to the Consulate for any emergency service. This is to ascertain the per-requisite of supporting documents for these services and to ensure that they fall in the category of emergency services, which cannot be postponed to the next working day of the Consulate.

Notably, the facility is only for emergency requirements of travel documents such as Emergency Visa, Emergency Certificate (for travel to India on same day) and transportation of mortal remains being sent the same day. The applicant will be charged an emergency service fee for an emergency visa, as has been the practice, the Consulate General added.

(Inputs from ANI)

Published Date:May 12, 2024 7:05 AM IST

Updated Date:May 12, 2024 7:05 AM IST

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