What constitutes a Consular Emergency, and how you can get help.

In the event of a consular emergency, please feel free to contact the Embassy of India in Washington D.C. or the Consulate General of India that has jurisdiction over the state you are in.

Emergency phone numbers are listed below, as are links to each mission's emergency services page:

Washington D.C.

+1 (202) 258-8819

New York City, NY

+1 (917) 815-7066

or use PRAMIT (routine requests)

Houston, TX

+1 (713) 626-2149

San Francisco, CA

+1 (415) 483-6629

Atlanta, GA

+1 (404) 910-7919

Chicago, IL

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

Other Emergencies: +1 (312) 753-8530

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)