29/06/2023 02:15 PM | Click to read full article
The U.S. and India have announced plans to open new consulates in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Seattle, and two other locations. The expansion aims to expedite the Indian visa application process, addressing visa delays that hinder travel between the two countries. The U.S. State Department has prioritized improving the situation, resulting in a 50% reduction in wait times. The U.S. is the second-largest source market for inbound tourism in India.