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US 'to open Hyderabad consulate'

The United States will soon open another consulate in India, this time in Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, the state government says.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy made the announcement as US President George W Bush was visiting the city.

It will be the fourth US consulate in India, after Mumbai (Bombay), Calcutta and Madras (Chennai).

Mr Reddy said thousands of Indian IT staff would benefit.

At present, IT professionals in Hyderabad have to travel to Madras to get a US visa.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4770826.stm

Note: it would really have been nice if this had happened LAST year (Guntur is about 2 hours rail journey closer to Hyderabad than Chennai). It may now reduce the backlog at Chennai somewhat (maybe 1 month).

Edited by sriniv

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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