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India’s New York Consulate to Be Open 365 Days For “Genuine Emergencies”

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New York: 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 an official statement, the Consulate General of India, New York, announced its extended hours from 2 pm to 4 pm during all holidays, starting from May 10.

“The Consulate is extending its services during all holidays (including weekends and public holidays) from 2 pm to 4 pm to address urgent needs of the public starting May 10, 2024,” the statement affirmed.

Emphasizing the purpose of this provision, the release clarified, “This arrangement is exclusively for individuals facing genuine emergencies and is not intended for routine consular matters.”

Applicants requiring emergency assistance are advised to contact the Consulate’s emergency helpline at 1-917-815-7066 before visiting to ensure their situation warrants immediate attention and ascertain the necessary supporting documents.

It’s important to note that this service is strictly for urgent travel document needs, including Emergency Visas, Emergency Certificates (for same-day travel to India), and the repatriation of deceased individuals on the same day.

Applicants availing emergency services, such as emergency visas, will incur additional charges, consistent with existing practices, the Consulate General confirmed.

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