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Blanket L Visa Applications Only at U.S. Consulate Chennai, India from Dec 1, 2011

November 3, 2011

U.S. Consulate General in Chennai states that starting December 1, it will be the U.S. Mission to India’s sole blanket L category visa acceptance and processing center (“blanket” L visas are issued to managers, executives, or specialized knowledge professionals transferring within their company).  Companies throughout India will be requested to send blanket L applicants exclusively to Chennai for visa interviews.  The L1B and L1A categories include specialized knowledge professionals, executives and managers transferring to the United States.

The Consulate further states that this change is in order to streamline the blanket L visa issuance process, and is part of the U.S. Government’s ongoing effort to provide efficient visa services throughout India.  It does not affect the spouses and children of L1 visa holders – they and individual L1B and L1A visa applicants may still be processed at any U.S. Consular section in India.

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