Starting December 1, the US Consulate General in Chennai will be the US Mission to India's sole blanket L category visa acceptance and processing centre ("blanket" L visas are issued to managers, executives, or specialised knowledge professionals transferring within their company).
Companies throughout India will be requested to send blanket L applicants exclusively to Chennai for visa interviews.
The L1B and L1A categories include specialised knowledge
This change is in order to streamline the blanket L visa issuance process, and is part of the U.S. Government's ongoing effort to provide efficient visa services throughout India. It does not affect the spouses and children of L1 visa holders they and individual L1B and L1A visa applicants may still be processed at any US Consular section in India.
This centralisation affects only the location for processing of L-1 blanket visas; it does not change the law or policy for visa processing.