Embassies and Consulates in Kolkata
Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Circus Ave (Just east of AJC Bose Rd), ☏: +91 (0)33 2290 5208/5209, issues 15 day visas, ranging from Rs 500 (~$10) for Indians to a steep Rs 5000 (~$110) for American citizens. Applications are received at window #4 M-F from 9-11AM, and visas are generally ready the next afternoon. Bring 3 passport photos.
Deputy High Commission 1A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Calcutta 700071, ☏: +91 (0)33 2288 5173-76, +91 (0)33 2288 6536 (After office hours)
Consulate General Kolkata/Deutsches Generalkonsulat Kalkutta 1 Hastings Park Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700027, ☏: +91-(0)33-2479 1141/ 1142/ 2150, 2439 8906. The origins of the German consulate in Kolkata can be traced to before the existence of Germany itself, to the establishment of the consulate of the kingdom of Hanover in 1851 and the consulate of Prussia in 1854.
States of America, Consulate-General, 5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700071, ☏: +91-33-3984 2400. [ note that the ironic address was the result of a diplomatic snub by the then Marxist Bengal government during the period of the US war in Indochina] It is the oldest diplomatic post of the USA in India, and possibly the oldest continuously operating US diplomatic post in the world. Benjamin Joy was appointed the first American Consul to Calcutta by George Washington in 1792, upon the express recommendation of then Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson. The office at 5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani houses the Consulate General and the Office of Consular Affairs. The American Center, located at 38A Chowringhee Road, is home to the American Information Resource Center (formerly the American Library/United States Information Service), and the offices of the United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI) and the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS).
French Embassy 21, Raja Santosh Rd, Mangalam, Gopal Nagar, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027.(+91) (33) 40 16 32 00 Allaince Francais du Bengal, a cultural institute of France, offers French courses and has a vast library.
Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata EC72,Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700064, West Bengal, India
Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata 22 A, Raja Santosh Road, Kolkata – 700 027, West Bengal, India
"Extremely clean, calm and a pleasant ambiance with wonderful bunch of warm accomodating staff."Dechen Lepcha