India - New Delhi Field Office
Field Office Director
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.
Mailing Address from the U.S.
Field Office Director
Express Mail address
Field Office Director
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 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It is closed on Indian and American holidays.
Phone, Fax Numbers & E-mail
For inquiries on the Immigrant Visa processing, please contact the Immigrant Visa Branch via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If calling from the United States, please dial 011 first.
Visiting the office in person
Parking & Handicap Accessibility
Parking: There is no public parking available near the building.
Accessibility for individuals with special needs is NOT available.
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.
We strive to provide quality service to our customers. If we have not lived up to this commitment or if we have met or exceeded your expectations, please let us know. To comment on the services provided at this office, please write to the Field Office Director at the address given above, or to the
If you feel you were mistreated by a U.S. immigration employee, or wish to make a complaint of misconduct by a U.S. immigration employee, you may write to the District Director, or write directly to the
Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.
The abandonment of lawful permanent resident status is irrevocable. An individual who relinquishes lawful permanent resident status must qualify again for such status. Therefore, one should give careful thought to abandoning lawful permanent resident status.
If you wish to abandon your permanent residence and relinquish your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), please contact via email at CIS.NDI@uscis.dhs.gov for further instructions.
Forms I-600 & I-600A
Information on international adoptions may be found at the Department of State website and in the Adoption section on the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
U.S. citizens, who reside locally, are eligible to file Forms I-130, ''Immediate Relative Immigration Petitions'', by appointment only.
You must comply with all instructions on the Form I-130. You must submit originals for all documents with copies (originals will be returned).
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, which can be found to your right under Related Links, 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 Express mail and courier deliveries:
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 which can be found to your right under Related Links.
We do not directly receive refugee resettlement applications. If you believe you may be eligible for resettlement to the United States, you may contact the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in New Delhi.
Any inquiries on previously rejected refugee applications must be addressed to USCIS in the Embassy.
For general information and processing criteria please see the Department of State website and in the Refugee section on the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
Filing Form I-601 and I-212 from Abroad
We no longer accept Form I-601 and Form I-212 filings.
Where to File
Waiver applications and supporting evidence should be mailed directly to the USCIS Lockbox. You may find the address for the appropriate USCIS Lockbox in the form instructions, as well as in the USCIS website at:
Please see the policy memorandum, Exceptions for Permitting the Filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, and any associated Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal, at an International USCIS Offices, for more information.
I-601 Expedited Adjudication Requests
If you are sending your application to the USCIS Lockbox and believe you have extraordinary circumstances that are time-sensitive and compelling, you may attach a written request to have your application expedited at the time of filing.
If you have already submitted your application to the Lockbox, you can make an expedite request by either contacting the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) directly by email, or by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center.
For information on how to contact the NSC and our National Customer Service Center, please visit the Contact Us page on the USCIS website.
Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition
A notice to certain I-730 Petitioners residing in Nepal:
Form I-730 beneficiaries who reside in Nepal are generally interviewed at the US Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, if the Form I-730 is approved by a USCIS Service Center. However, in the coming weeks, some I-730 petitioners and beneficiaries may be contacted by USCIS regarding an interview appointment at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kathmandu, Nepal. The interviews will be conducted by USCIS officers. To prevent delays in processing and travel document issuance, USCIS encourages beneficiaries to attend their scheduled interviews on the date, time, and location indicated on their interview notice. Questions may be directed to the USCIS New Delhi Field Office at email@example.com.
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.
Information Notification Updates
For detailed local processing procedures go to: http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov
Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/27/2014