The finding on Thursday came as police reported a wave of explosive packages being sent in Spain's capital, including one that ignited at the Ukrainian Embassy.
An official admitted that the wait time for B1 (business) and B2 (visitor) visas is one of the longest for Indian applicants and that the embassy would add staff to remedy the situation
The US embassy has invited visa applicants to join a Facebook and Instagram Live session hosted by Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs Don Heflin on September 29 at 3 pm on the current operating status and visa processing at consular sections across India.
U.S. diplomats departed the Kyiv embassy nearly two weeks before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, moving some functions to the western city of Lviv before eventually relocating to neighbouring Poland.
Hours after Kremlin launched an attack on Kyiv, Ukraine said five Russian planes and one helicopter were shot down in rebel region of Luhansk, Reuters reported, citing military officials.
Moscow, which has repeatedly denied it plans to invade and said it is responding to aggression by NATO allies, has dismissed those warnings as "hysteria".
The US Embassy further said that starting November 8, nearly three million visa holders from India, who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, will be able to travel to the United States under the new international air travel policy.
Top US Embassy official handling visa issues said the embassy will be hold visa interviews for students visas and H1B visas under the US government's National Interest Exception. However, it doesn't include tourist visas, which are unlikely to happen this year.
India's strict foreign investment rules for e-commerce have caused friction between Washington and New Delhi, and frustrated US firms with online businesses in India, such as Amazon and Walmart Inc.
China has drastically cut such flights since March to allay concerns over infections brought by arriving passengers. A so-called "Five One" policy allows mainland carriers to fly just one flight a week on one route to any country and foreign airlines to operate just one flight a week to China.
Moreover, in a health alert on its website, the embassy mentioned that it is in touch with the Indian government to emphasise the need for hotels to continue to lodge US citizens.
"US citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land," the embassy said in a statement.
Monday was by far the deadliest day of cross-border violence since a devastating 2014 war between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers, and further dimmed the already bleak prospects for President Donald Trump's hoped-for peace plan.
The multi-stakeholder partnership is designed to scale up digital payments systems in India which will act as a catalyst in the increase of cashless payments in select locations, the US Embassy said in a statement.
An explosion rocked central Kabul early on Tuesday and a thick plume of black smoke could be seen rising from the vicinity of the sprawling US embassy in the Afghan capital, Reuters witnesses said.
While heavy air pollution remained around 360 in PM2.5 particles in the US Embassy Air Quality Monitor in Beijing, meteorologists have issued warnings for the next bout of smog expected to cover the city from Saturday. The red alert is due to end on Thursday.
Indian firms employ around 44,000 American workers and export more than USD 2 billion worth of goods from America, a statement issued here said.
At a meeting organised by the PHD Chamber, the US also offered expertise, both technological and physical, to Indian companies through the chamber to develop power, water & sanitation, transportation and safety & security.
There has also been outrage at the treatment of Khobragade, with the Indian media describing the incident as the worst crisis since Asia's third largest economy carried out a nuclear test in 1998.
One could, for example, equally ask why the maid and her husband (Philip Richard) have been given US visas in a jiffy just days before Khobragade‘s arrest. Visa rules can obviously be bent when Uncle Sam wills it.
A rocket fired from Gaza today crashed into the sea off Tel Aviv in the second incident in as many days, police and an eyewitness said, shortly after sirens wailed across the city.
India is preparing to challenge a US import duty on steel pipes by requesting "consultations" at the World Trade Organisation, a senior trade ministry official said, in the latest in a series of recent disputes between the two allies.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday a crackdown by Egypt's military rulers on US and local pro-democracy groups could jeopardize aid for the Arab nation.
Pakistan's prime minister warned the United States on Tuesday to stop accusing it of playing a double game with Islamist militants, and said Washington must correct a perceived tilt towards arch-foe India.
Blasts and gunfire echoed through the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, as the Taliban said several attackers armed with rocket-propelled grenades and suicide vests were targeting government buildings near the embassy district.