The U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, India is reducing its visa operations as it seeks to construct a new consulate. The consulate cannot accommodate its visa applicants due to the declining conditions of the current building and anticipates opening its new facilities later this year. Applicants with H or L visa interviews that are already scheduled at the Mumbai Consulate will be able to keep their appointments. However, beginning March 7, 2011, new H or L visa appointments will no longer be available at the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai and will have to be scheduled at other sites in India, including New Delhi, Chennai, or Hyderabad. Appointments can be scheduled via VFS at https://www.vfsusa.co.in/USIndia/Index.html.