On Wednesday, March 15th, the US Consulate in Hyderabad officially lowered the US flag at the Paigah Palace, marking the end of its operations in the historic building located in Begumpet.
The consulate, which began its operations in 2009, covered three states in India including Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.
US Consul General Hyderabad, Jennifer Larson, took to Twitter to express her gratitude for the past 14 years, saying, “Today we lowered the U.S. flag at Paigah Palace for the last time. It’s been an amazing 14 years here and we’re excited to open a new chapter in the U.S.-India partnership at our new facility in Nanakramguda.”
Today we lowered the U.S. flag at Paigah Palace for the last time. It’s been an amazing 14 years here and we’re excited to open a new chapter in the U.S.-India partnership at our new facility in Nanakramguda. pic.twitter.com/TPZdtvNDoL— Jennifer Larson (@USCGHyderabad) March 15, 2023Advertisement
The new address of the US Consulate in Hyderabad’s Nanakramguda
Now, the consulate is getting ready to open its new facility in Nanakramguda, Hyderabad, on Monday, March 20th, with the raising of the US flag. The US Consulate in Hyderabad will relocate to Sy. No. 115/1, Financial District, Nanakramguda, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500032.
As of March 20, the address of the U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad will be: Sy. No. 115/1, Financial District, Nanakramguda, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500032 pic.twitter.com/UaKlHWQOhH— U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad (@USAndHyderabad) March 9, 2023
The new facility is said to be the largest US consulate in South Asia, built with an investment of USD 297 million on a 12.2-acre site. Apart from 54 visa procession windows, the consulate will have many new features that are yet to be revealed.
Paigah Palace began operation in 2009
The Paigah Palace was built by Sir Vicar-ul-Umra, a Paigah nobleman, and covers four acres of land. Over the past 14 years, the US Consulate approved over 16 lakh visas and processed 42,511 citizenship services.
The relocation of the US Consulate in Hyderabad to Nanakramguda is part of the US government’s efforts to strengthen the US-India partnership. US authorities hope to outperform the numbers achieved at the Paigah Palace and expand their operations to new heights.