India - New Delhi Field Office

Service Area

The New Delhi Field Office has jurisdiction over U.S. immigration matters in the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Street Address
American Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021
India
Mailing Address from the US
Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
American Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, India - 110 021
Express Mail Address
Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
American Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, India - 110 021

Office Location

We are located in the diplomatic enclave of New Delhi, an area where many other embassies and high commissions are located. Please use the public entrance access from the West Building.

Hours of Operation

The office is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. It is closed on Indian and American holidays.

Phone, Fax Numbers and E-mail

Phone

For general inquiries in Hindi, Punjabi, or English

Country Code: 91;
City Code: 11

For applications inquiries
2419-8506 or 2419-8154

For inquiries on the Immigrant Visa processing, please contact the Immigrant Visa Branch via Email at: infousdelhi@vfshelpline.com

Fax

For specific case inquiries,
(Country Code 91) + (City Code 11) +
2419-8730.

If calling from the United States, please dial 011 first.

Visiting the office in person

Appointments:

No appointment is necessary to visit our information office. Based on the requirements of an applicant, an appointment may be made with a U.S. Immigration Officer, at times on the same day.

Walk-ins:

Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins and appointments are accommodated from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Public Transportation

By Bus

Bus # 620 stops opposite of the American Embassy.

Taxi

It is preferable to hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw.

Parking & Handicap Accessibility

Parking: There is no public parking available near the building.

Accessibility for individuals with special needs is NOT available.

Paying Fees

Fees for applications and petitions are listed in the Forms section of the USCIS website.

Effective February 2, 2009, the Form I-130 filing fee will no longer be accepted in CASH. The USCIS fee must be submitted in Indian Rupees by demand draft at the Embassy. The demand draft should be made out to the: American Embassy, New Delhi.

The USCIS fee is not refundable; Rupee bank drafts must be drawn on a nationalized or foreign bank. As the rate of exchange can change, we recommend that applicants check the current consular rate of exchange at our website http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov or contact the USCIS Office ahead of their interview to obtain the current consular rate of exchange.

Forms

Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website.

Visas

For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.

Form I-130

U.S. citizens, who reside locally, are eligible to file Forms I-130, "Immediate Relative Immigration Petitions", by appearing at the office during normal business hours, as stated above.

You must comply with all instructions on the Form I-130. You must submit originals for all documents with copies (originals will be returned).

Form N-400

U.S. immigration offices overseas do not accept or process Naturalization applications from U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) that live overseas. See the Citizenship section on the USCIS website for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.

Form I-131 Parole

The New Delhi Field Office does not issue Humanitarian parole. Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.

The address that you should send the completed Form I-131 is

USCIS Dallas Lockbox
For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
USCIS
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX. 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: HP
2501 S. State Hwy 121,
Business Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Form I-131 Re-entry

The New Delhi Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits.

Applicants who have requested that their Re-Entry Permits be sent overseas, for delivery at the New Delhi Field Office, will be sent a call-in letter that requests them to collect their permit, upon presentation of their passport and Alien Registration Card.

Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry Permit are found on the How Do I Get A Travel Document section on the USCIS website.

Transportation Boarding Letters

The New Delhi Field Office does not issue Transportation Letters for a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States, who is not in possession of his/her Alien Registration Card (Form I-551/I-151). A transportation letter may be requested by a Lawful Permanent Resident, under some circumstances, to assist in traveling back to the United States from a foreign country. This function is handled by Customs and Border Protection at the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi. Please contact their office for additional information and requirements using the Embassy control number: 2419-8000, if your Alien Registration Card has been lost, stolen or is expired.

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