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US Consulate in Hyderabad moves to a new facility

The new U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad is equipped to facilitate multiple operations ranging from consular to visa services

The U.S. Consulate General's new state-of-the-art multi facilities set up in Nanakramguda, Hyderabad. Image - US Embassy in India

The U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad opened its new state-of-the-art multi facilities establishment in Telangana's financial district, Nanakramguda, Hyderabad on March 20, 2023. Hyderabad houses the U.S. Consulate General representing the United States in the Indian states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.

The new facility, built at a cost of US$340 million, is equipped to facilitate multiple operations ranging from consular to visa services, according to a statement. The new setup will offer biometrics appointments, and “dropbox” appointments (interview waiver).

Speaking on the occasion, U.S. Consul General, Hyderabad, Jennifer Larson said,  “At a cost of US$340 million, our new consulate facility in Hyderabad is an investment in the U.S. relationship with India. We look forward to increasing our staff – including visa officers – in order to continue expanding U.S.-India ties in the months and years to come.”

On the opening of the new facility in Hyderabad, the US Department of State, Interim Spokesperson Vedanta Patel tweeted, “Yesterday, opened a new state-of-the-art facility in the city’s bustling Financial District. This new Consulate chancery represents a tangible investment by the United States in growing the U.S.-India bilateral relationship.”

In 2022, Consulate General Hyderabad issued more than 18,000 student visas, while U.S. companies invested billions of dollars in the region’s tech, defense, aerospace, and pharmaceutical sectors, the embassy shared in a release on the opening of the new facility in Hyderabad.

Located on a 12-acre site, the new consulate embodies the U.S. State Department’s mission to provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities for U.S. diplomacy. The US$340 million construction project included US$70 million in local investment and employed a combined workforce of over 1,000 American, Indian, and third-country nationals, the embassy shared.

Established in 2008 at the historic Paigah Palace, the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad was the first U.S. diplomatic office to open in India since India’s independence.