A recent update on the US Consulate General, Chennai’s website notifies American Citizens seeking regular non-emergency services to schedule an appointment with the consulate. This requirement for an appointment comes into force with immediate effect. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing the Citizenship Services section of the U.S. consulate, Chennai at email@example.com.
It may be recalled that the U.S. Consulate, Chennai provides services for American Citizens which includes new application or application for renewal of U.S. passports; amendment of passports, recording birth of child to a US Citizen abroad (Consular Registration of Birth Abroad); notary services along with other emergency services.
Additionally, this notification encourages applicants for U.S. passports to complete the forms online at https://pptform.state.gov and carry the printed application with supporting documents. As of this writing the update can be found at http://chennai.usconsulate.gov/warden_message.html.