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India - New Delhi Field Office

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Field Office Director

Vacant

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 U.S.

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 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It is closed on Indian and American holidays.

Phone, Fax Numbers & E-mail

Phone
For general inquiries in Hindi, Punjabi, or English, please call the following numbers:
Country Code: 91; City Code: 11
For applications inquiries please call: 2419-8506 or 2419-8154

For inquiries on the Immigrant Visa processing, please contact the Immigrant Visa Branch via email at: support-india@ustraveldocs.com

Fax
For specific case inquiries, a fax is preferable. Our fax numbers are (Country Code 91) + (City Code 11) + 2419-8730.

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

E-mail
CIS.NDI@uscis.dhs.gov

Visiting the office in person

Appointments
An appointment is highly recommended to visit our information office.  Please schedule an appointment through InfoPass at http://infopass.uscis.gov/ Please note that we are closed on Indian and American Holidays.

Walk-ins
Appointments are highly recommended.  If we are able to accommodate walk-ins, we will do so only after customers with scheduled appointments are handled.  We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all walk-ins.  Our public hours are Monday to Thursday from 9:00 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.

Customer Feedback

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

District Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
120-122 Wireless Road
Bangkok 10330 Thailand

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


Department of Homeland Security
USCIS
Attn: Chief, International Operations Division
20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 3300
Washington, DC 20529-2100

Forms

Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.

Visas

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

Form I-407

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.

Form I-130

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).

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, 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 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 which can be found to your right under Related Links.

Form I-590

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.
Beginning June 4, 2012, individuals abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible by a U.S. Consular Officer, will be able to mail requests to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility directly to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Lockbox facility. This change affects where individuals abroad, who have been found inadmissible for an immigrant visa or a nonimmigrant K or V visa, must send their waiver applications.
Currently, applicants experience processing times from one-month to more than a year depending on their filing location. This centralization will provide customers with faster and more efficient application processing and consistent adjudication. It is part of a broader agency effort to transition to domestic filing and adjudication; it does not reflect a change in policy or the standards by which the applications are adjudicated. Individuals filing waiver applications with a USCIS Lockbox will now be able to track the status of their case online
To learn more about changes in filing locations for Forms I-601, I-212 and I-290B, please see the USCIS News Update on Centralized Filing

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 cis.ndi@uscis.dhs.gov.

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