The U.S. on Friday announced a more convenient visa application process for Indians. Its embassy in New Delhi and consulates-general in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad will now accept applications from across the country at all visa facilities, regardless of the applicant's home address or city of residence, says an embassy release.

According to embassy officials, the applications can be submitted at any location and interview dates sought at an alternative mission if date availability at the “home” centre is inconvenient.

“With these changes, we believe our consulates-general and embassy will be even better positioned to support and serve Indian visa applicants, as well as American citizens and businesses throughout India,” said Ambassador Timothy Roemer.

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