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About the US consulate and its location in Chennai, India.

U.S. Consulate General in Chennai

Gemini Circle

Chennai 600 006

Phone: 044-2857-4000

Gemini Circle Chennai 600 006

Visa information for tourist and business visits to the U. S. for citizens from India

India is not participating in the Visa Waiver Program . If you want to visit the USA for the purpose of business or tourism you will have to apply for a regular visit visa(B1 / B2).

Apply for your B1 / B2 visa

Do you hold a passport for a country other than India? Check if you are eligible for ESTA!

Check your eligibility

About India

India is located in South Asia. The main languages spoken in India depend on the region. Nationally, Hindi and English are the official languages. The current population (as of 2016) is 1,324,171,354. India has a human development index (HDI) of 0.640 and therefore can be considered as country with medium human development (according to UNDP – United Nations Development Programme). There are a lot of different embassies and consulates located in India. Among these, there are also representations of the United States of America.

About Chennai

Chennai is located in the province of Tamil Nadu and is the capital of the province. 7,088,000 people are living in Chennai (as of 2011). The city is very important and represents India internationally which is why the U.S.A. choose it as location for one of their embassies.

About the US consulate in Chennai, India

Offices located within the US consulate located in Chennai include:

  • Consular Section
  • Management Section
  • Political/Economic Section
  • Public Affairs Section
  • Regional Security Office
  • U.S. Commercial Service

Visa services offered by the US consulate in Chennai, India

Visa services for USA immigration/non-immigration visas are handled by the department for travel permits.  You can schedule an interview for a visa here:

You can contact them via phone 044-2857-4000.

American citizen services offered by the US consulate in Chennai, India

American citizen services are handled by a number of departments depending on your issue. Please visit ( for more information on how to proceed with your issue/query.

Notary services offered by the US consulate in Chennai, India

This consulate offers notary services to all US passport holders and foreign nationals (on the provision they are using the documents within the United States). This price is $50 paid in cash or US issued credit card, per page.