US Consulate to move to new office in Hyderabad in January 2023
The new US consulate facility will offer 54 consular interview windows.
HYDERABAD: The United States Consulate General in Hyderabad, which is now housed at Begumpet's Paigah Palace, will soon relocate to a brand-new structure in the Financial District's Nanakramguda-Gachibowli by January 2023.
Unlike the 14 interview windows at the Paigah Palace office currently, the new US consulate facility will offer 54 consular interview windows, which will have the capacity to accommodate up to 2,500 visa applicants daily.
A 12-acre space with rock formations and landscaping will house the new office facility, whose architecture was inspired by the terrain of the Deccan plains. The United States has made an investment of $297 million in the soon-to-be-opened consulate facility, which will house the biggest US consular processing centre outside of South East Asia in terms of both number of visa windows and the size of the facility.
The structure will provide the applicants with better facilities, according to consular officials. Covered walkways at the new consulate's facade will lead to a garden that represents the region's geological geography.
The new consulate also features a huge waiting facility for the applicants. In an effort to cut down on application wait times, the workforce will also grow from 150 to 255 desks. The brand-new building is also putting in place a lot of green initiatives, such ash solar panels, on-site wastewater treatment, and natural lighting.