On November 1, 2011, the US Consulate in Chennai announced that starting
December 1, 2011, Blanket L visa processing will be moved to the U.S.
Consulate General in Chennai, India. The US Consulate General in Chennai
will become the only acceptance center in India for all intra-company
blanket L transfers. The US Embassy in New Delhi, as well as the US Consulates
in Mumbai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad, will no longer accept or process applications
for this visa category. The blanket L category includes specialized knowledge
professionals, executives, and managers. Visa applications for spouse/children
visas (L2) and individual L visas (L1B and L1A) will still be processed
at all posts in India. This includes the New Delhi Embassy, and the Consulates
in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Please be aware, all other
visa processing procedures remain unchanged. Additionally, this does not
affect current laws or policies regarding visas for India companies.