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    I am Travelling to India this Friday and need to go to stamping on Monday 04/11, I am reading that Government shut down is most likely and Consulates in India will not operate. I am not able to make a decession to call my Travel or just proceed.

    Any advice or on same boat?


  • #2
    Hi OP,

    By Friday it will be clear that if there will be a shutdown....
    As your appointment is this coming Monday only...so I believe u should not be impacted....maybe if the shutdown continues..consulates may stop accepting new appointment dates....but for that also chances are less and depends a lot on the situation that time..

    Its true if shutdown happens...then lot of Govt. activites will take a HIT....but in the past ...none of the shutdown lasted long...generally from 3 days to 3 weeks...maximum...so this time also I believe some descision will be taken soon/fast...

    Thanks and Regards,
    Last edited by abhayg4; 04-06-2011, 05:35 PM.


    • #3
      Hi OP,

      More Update on the issue:

      As the Obama Administration braced itself for a possible shutdown, the White House has said that all American missions abroad would work at a low capacity and only emergency visa applications would be processed during that period.

      "Embassies and consulates will continue to operate at lower levels of service. Only emergency passports; so regular passports and visas will not be processed," the Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients, told reporters at a White House news conference.

      "In the event of a shutdown, the (State) Department will provide limited emergency visas only. And in the event that we should have to cancel visa appointments, we'll make every effort to notify visa applicants as soon as possible," the State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.