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Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi Open to all U.S. Citizens

Date:  Saturday, June 29, 2013

Time:  6:30 p.m. – onwards. Gates will open at 6:15 p.m.  No admittance after 9:00 p.m.

Place:  ACSA Ballfield (entrance at Gate E, the "ACSA Gate," on Panchsheel Marg across from New Sikkim House, in the Chanakyapuri neighborhood, New Delhi)

Price:  Rs.300 per person (children under 5 admitted for free)

ID Requirements:  Valid U.S. Passport

The program includes fireworks, a live band, DJ, a special raffle, Color Guard, National Anthem presentation, and more! Food and drink coupons are available for purchase at the event.

Admission Guidelines:  The celebration is open to Adult American citizens and their spouses and children.

Each guest must bring a valid U.S. passport (or other Photo ID if non-U.S. citizen parent/spouse/child).

Photo copies of passport or photo ID will not be allowed, bring original document only.

Unfortunately, non-U.S. citizen extended family members such as cousins, aunts, uncles, grand parents, etc. are not permitted to attend. 

Security Guidelines:  All attendees are subject to full security screening. Small purses or bags are allowed but they must be thoroughly searched and may delay your entry into the event. Suitcases, umbrellas, coolers, or other large items are banned.

To RSVP:   Please send the following information for each member of your family to no later than Wednesday, June 24, 2013.

 · Full Name (Your RSVP name must match the name on your  passport)

·  Nationality

·  Passport number

·  If you are not a U.S. citizen, your relationship to the U.S. citizen in your group

Tickets:  Tickets may be purchased at the door, but please note all attendees must RSVP in advance.  Advance tickets are available at the ACSA snack cart in the outside lobby of the U.S. Embassy's Consular Section.  (The Consular entrance is Gate 6, also called "Visa Gate", on Andre Malraux Marg, between Nyaya Marg and Shantipath.  The snack cart is open Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 and 4:30 pm.  To enter Gate 6, you must bring your passport.)            


Call +91 96541 00733, 011-2419 8110 or 011-2419 8717

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We hope you will join us!

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Festive Greetings and Reminder about Personal Security During the Holidays

Season’s greetings from the U.S. Embassy New Delhi!  I hope you have been enjoying the holiday season and are able to take some time at the end of the year to spend with family and friends.  Unfortunately, many routine holiday activities such as setting up electric lights, lighting candles, shopping in crowded places, attending holiday parties, and cooking feasts can present opportunities for incidents to occur in the home, in crowds, or on the roads.  Whether you live in New Delhi or are traveling away from home, we hope you exercise caution over the holiday season and keep your personal security and safety in mind.

As the New Year arrives, consider taking a moment to enroll in the Smart Travelers Enrollment Program (STEP).  Despite the word “travelers,” even those Americans who live in India full-time can still benefit from registering.  U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at their destination.  By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.  

As always, we want to be sure that U.S. citizens in India have quick and easy access to information related to their health and safety as well as information about our services.  To this end, we have created an American Citizen Services India Facebook page:  We encourage you to "like" the page to receive regular updates. 

Updated information on travel and security may also be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  For further information, please visit and consult Worldwide Caution and other consular information sites, including Country Specific Information, for specific countries.  These products and the latest international travel information for U.S. citizens are available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website

Happy Holidays,

Julia Stanley

Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs, U.S. Embassy New Delhi


Town Hall Meeting with ACS on Friday, May 11th 6pm-7:30 pm IST

The ACS Unit at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi will be hosting a Town Hall for American Citizens on Friday, May 11th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Embassy Consular Section in Chanakyapuri.

This is an opportunity for U.S. Citizens to learn more about their Embassy, its mission, and how it can assist Americans in India. Embassy representatives will address areas of interest including security, health, voting, and services available for U.S. Citizens at the Embassy.

If you are an American citizen or a parent accompanying a minor American citizen and would like to attend this Town Hall, please RSVP to the ACS Unit at or call at 011-2419-0110. Please be advised that all American citizens will be required to bring a valid U.S. Passport. If you are the parent of an American citizen child, please make sure your child brings a U.S. Passport and that you have valid photo identification.


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