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:

  1. 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.

  2. Consulate General of India, New York

    • States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

  3. Consulate General of India, Chicago

    • States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

  4. Consulate General of India, Atlanta

    • States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virgin Islands.

  5. Consulate General of India, Houston

    • States: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nebraska.

  6. 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.

Washington D.C.

+1 (202) 213-1364

+1 (202) 262-0375


New York City, NY

(+1) 212-774-0607

(+1) 347-721-9243

or use PRAMIT (routine requests)

Houston, TX

+1 (713) 626-2149


San Francisco, CA

+1 (415) 483-6629


Atlanta, GA

+1 (404) 910-7919

+1 (404) 924-9876


Chicago, IL

24x7 for Extreme Emergencies: +1 (312) 687-3642

Other Emergencies: +1 (312) 469-3276


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)