In a press release, the US Consulate, Mumbai, has informed that it will shift this month from Lincoln House in Breach Candy to its new facility in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). Along with the Consulate, the American Center in Churchgate, is also shifting to the new facility at BKC. The new consulate compound will house all United States Government offices in Mumbai, including the Department of State, the Foreign Commercial Service, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Foreign Agricultural Service, along with the Consul Generalís residence. It is also learnt that the number of interview windows for services to visa applicants and U.S. citizens will increase significantly - from 13 to 44 - in the new facility.
The Consulate at Lincoln House will be closed from November 15, and will reopen on November 21 at the new BKC location. As a result, visa services will not be available between November 15, and November 21, 2011. The American Library at New Marine Lines near Churchgate has already closed and will reopen to the public shortly after consular operations begin at the new Consulate.