Emergencies

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.


STEP TWO:

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

cons4.washington@mea.gov.in

New York City, NY

(+1) 212-774-0607

(+1) 347-721-9243

or use PRAMIT (routine requests)

Houston, TX

+1 (713) 626-2149

enquiriescgi@swbell.net

San Francisco, CA

+1 (415) 483-6629

oci2.sf@mea.gov.in

Atlanta, GA

+1 (404) 910-7919

+1 (404) 924-9876

cons.atlanta@mea.gov.in

Chicago, IL

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

Other Emergencies: +1 (312) 469-3276

visa.chicago@mea.gov.in

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:

http://www.mea.gov.in/divisions.htm

http://meatel.nic.in/?670160

http://www.mea.gov.in/cpv.html

  • 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)