What constitutes a Consular Emergency, and how you can get help.
STEP ONE: First, it is important to understand which jurisdiction you fall under. There are one Embassy and five Consulate Generals of India in the United States.
Identify this using the list below:
Embassy of India, Washington D.C.
States: Bermuda (Islands of Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory), Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Consulate General of India, New York
States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Consulate General of India, Chicago
States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Consulate General of India, Atlanta
States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virgin Islands.
Consulate General of India, Houston
States: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nebraska.
Consulate General of India, San Francisco
States: States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
If you believe you must request consular resources due to an emergency, you may use the 24x7 phone numbers available below. There are additionally links to mission's emergency services pages and e-mail addresses.
Ministry of External Affairs' guidance on Consular Emergencies:
Emergency consular assistance can be availed by contacting the local Indian Embassy/Consulate concerned (through phone/email) at these numbers.
If you are unable to reach the local Indian Embassy/Consulate for any reason, you may contact the Consular Section of the CPV Division of the Ministry of External Affairs:
Grievances related to Consular services can be registered on the MADAD portal – http://madad.gov.in (or MADAD mobile App or helpline at 1800-258-0222 (toll free); (+91-40) 67580222)