The U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, India will no longer accept new applications for H and L visas.  The new policy (effective March 7, 2011) is due to reconstruction of the facility. Applicants who already have appointments scheduled for Mumbai will be able to keep the scheduled interview time; however, new applicants will have to apply at New Delhi, Chennai or Hyderabad.  It is anticipated that processing at Mumbai will resume later this year when the new facility is opened.