US Mission to India Expected to Process Over a Million Visas This Year

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Jennifer Larson, the US Consul General in Hyderabad, has announced that the US Mission to India is expected to process over a million visas this year.

The consulate, representing the US government in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha, has been making significant progress in addressing the challenges posed by long visa wait times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The consulate has recently moved to a new campus in the Financial District of Nanakramguda, which is the largest consulate in South Asia in terms of staffing and windows, exclusive of embassies.

Despite not being at full capacity, the consulate is expected to grow over the next couple of years until it reaches its full staffing and application-processing potential.

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New Campus in Financial District, Nanakramguda

The US Consulate in Hyderabad recently moved to a new campus in the Financial District of Nanakramguda, which has helped it to become the biggest consulate in South Asia in terms of staffing and windows, exclusive of embassies. With the new campus, the consulate has been able to make significant progress in addressing the challenges posed by long visa wait times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jennifer Larson, the US Consul General in Hyderabad, reported that the consulate is not at full capacity yet. Still, it is expected to grow over the next couple of years to reach its full potential.

“Today we officially ended our lease of Paigah Palace. We’re grateful to the Gov’t of Telangana for making this amazing building available to us since 2007. Proud to share a small part of Paigah Palace’s history & we appreciate our friends in Telangana for making it possible,” said Jennifer in a tweet on Monday.

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Increased Capacity to Process Visa Applications and US Citizen Services

The new campus in the Financial District of Nanakramguda has given the US Consulate in Hyderabad the ability to process between 3,000 to 3,500 visa applications and US citizen services in a single day, according to a senior consulate official. Previously, the consulate had the largest number of single-day applications 1,100 when it operated from Paigah Palace.

Significant Progress in Addressing Challenges

The US Consul General in Hyderabad, Jennifer Larson, has reported that the consulate has been making significant progress in addressing the challenges posed by long visa wait times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Larson recognized the challenges this presents to students, professionals, and tourists who wish to travel to the United States.

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Manish Khandelwal
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Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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