List of diplomatic missions in Chennai

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This is a list of diplomatic missions in Chennai. Governments of several foreign nations have established diplomatic and trade representation in the city of Chennai. Many of them are at the consulate-general or deputy high commission level, in addition to a number of honorary consulates, with their respective embassies located at New Delhi. The consular presence in the city dates back to 1794, when William Abbott was appointed U.S. consular agent for South India.[1][2][3] As of 2017, there are 73 foreign diplomatic consulates in Chennai,[4] including 38 honorary consulates.[5] The list is of countries that have established a resident consular presence in the city.

For other diplomatic missions in India, see List of diplomatic missions in India.


Country Mission type Established Headed by Address Neighborhood Image
 Angola Honorary Consulate Capt. Guruswamy Ramaswamy 5th Floor, Amble Side, 8, Khadar Nawaz Khan Road Nungambakkam
 Argentina San Luis Commercial Office[6][7] 7 May 2013 Adriel Dalgaard Knott, Director 61–63 Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai Mylapore
 Armenia Honorary Consulate[8][9] 24 December 2011 Shivkumar Eashwaran, Honorary Consul Shivsu Towers, 149 Poonamallee High Road Kilpauk
 Australia Consulate General[10][11] 1995[12] Susan Grace, Consul General (since January 2018) 9th Floor, Express Chambers, Express Avenue Estate, Whites Road Royapettah
 Austria Honorary Consulate[13] Nina Kothari, Honorary Consul Kothari Buildings, 115 Nungambakkam High Road Nungambakkam
 Belgium Consulate General[14] 28 November 2013 Mark Van de Vreken, Consul General (since August 2017) 18, 3rd floor, YAFA Tower, Khader Nawaz Khan Road Nungambakkam
 Canada Trade Office[15] Subha Sundarajan, Trade Commissioner Suite 205, Hotel Park Hyatt, 39 Velachery Road, Near Raj Bhavan Guindy
 Chile Honorary Consulate[16] Sunita Shahaney, Honorary Consul Oakland House, 7 Adayar Club Gate Road R. A. Puram
 Czech Republic Honorary Consulate[17] 13 March 2019 Ar Rm Arun, Honorary Consul Vel Vilas, 3/21 Kottur Garden 3rd Main Road Kotturpuram
 Denmark Consulate[18] Vijay Sankar, Honorary Consul[19] 9 Cathedral Road Gopalapuram
 El Salvador Honorary Consulate 11 January 2012 Yashwanth Kumar Venkataraman, Honorary Consul 18, 3rd Street, Nehru Nagar Adyar
 Ethiopia Honorary Consulate[20] 30 January 2012 Manikam Ramaswami 83 First Main Road R. A. Puram
 Estonia Honorary Consulate 11 January 2017 G.S.K. Velu, Honorary Consul[21] 15, 4th St, Vidhya Thirtha Nagar Abiramapuram
 Fiji Honorary Consulate[22] March 2016 S.N. Srikanth, Honorary Consul SVN House, 10, C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Road Alwarpet
 Finland Honorary Consulate[23] M. Ct. P. Chidambaram, Honorary Consul 202 (Old 742) Anna Salai Mount Road
 France Branch office of
the Consulate general of France
in Pondicherry[24]
Bureau de France—Chennai 6th Floor, Bannari Amman Towers, 29 Dr Radha Krishnan Salai Mylapore
 Germany Consulate General[25] Karin Christina Maria Stoll, Consul General (since July 2018) 9 Boat Club Road R. A. Puram
 Greece Honorary Consulate[26] N. Kumar, Honorary Consul General 37 Sterling Road Nungambakkam
 Guatemala Honorary Consulate March 2018[27] Vivek Partheeban, Honorary Consul Caplin Point Laboratories Ltd. Narbhavi No. 3 Lakshman Street, G. N. Shetty Road T. Nagar
 Hungary Honorary Consulate[28] M. A. Alagappan, Honorary Consul Tiam House, 28 Rajaji Road George Town
 Iceland Honorary Consulate[24] Kumaran Seetharaman, Honorary Consul No.129, Estate Main Road, Industrial Estate Perungudi
 Indonesia Honorary Consulate[29][30] Kannan Jaya Kumar, Honorary Consul 2-D, Eldorado Building, 2nd Floor, 112 Nungambakkam High Road Nungambakkam
 Ireland Honorary Consulate[31] 1 December 2011 Rajeev Mecheri, Honorary Consul Mecheri Centre, 49 Eldams Road Teynampet
 Italy Vice Consulate[24] Ram Javhermal Shahaney, Vice-consul Ashok Leyland Limited, 19 Rajaji Salai George Town
 Japan Consulate General[32] 1966 Kojiro Uchiyama, Consul General (since April 2018) 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street Teynampet
 Kazakhstan Honorary Consulate 27 April 2017 Suraj Shantakumar, Honorary Consul
 Latvia Honorary Consulate[24] N. Ramachandran, Honorary Consul Khivraj Complex II, 2nd Floor, 480 Anna Salai Nandanam
 Liberia Honorary Consulate[24] Usman Fayaz, Honorary Consul 18 Cenatoph Road Alwarpet
 Luxembourg Honorary Consulate[33] Suhasini Maniratnam, Honorary Consul 15, Crescent Ave, Kesavaperumalpuram R. A. Puram
 Malaysia Consulate General[34] 1961 Saravanan Karathihayan 7 (Old 3) Cenotaph Road, 1st Street Teynampet
 Maldives Honorary Consulate[24] Dr. Hisamuddin Papa, Honorary Consul No.786, Anna Salai,Nandanam Nandanam
 Malta Honorary Consulate[35][36] 6 January 2010 Thangamuthu Pillai Shantakumar, Honorary Consul 10 II Street, Seethamal Colony Alwarpet
 Mauritius Honorary Consulate[37] Ravi Raman, Honorary Consul RR Tower, 94/95 Block 6, 8th Floor, Guindy Industrial Estate Guindy
 Mexico Honorary Consulate[38] 6 September 2016 Ramkumar Varadarajan, Honorary Consul Casuarina Drive Neelankarai
 Mongolia Honorary Consulate[24] C. N. Gangadaran, Honorary Consul Agastyar Manor, 20 Raja Street T. Nagar
 Myanmar Honorary Consulate[39] Prof. J Ranganathan, Honorary Consul Hall Mark Towers, 550 TTK Road Alwarpet
 Netherlands Honorary Consulate[40] Akhila Srinivasan, Honorary Consul 80/81, 7th Floor, MBC Towers Alwarpet
 New Zealand Honorary Consulate[41] L. Ganesh, Honorary Consul Rane Engine Valves Ltd, Maithri, 132 Cathedral Road Gopalapuram
 North Macedonia Honorary Consulate Arvind Gupta, Honorary Consul 17, Bishop Garden Road R. A. Puram
 Norway Consulate[42] Arvind Gopinath, Consul Harbour Gate House, P.O. Box 1396, 44/45 Rajaji Salai George Town
 Paraguay Honorary Consulate[43] 2011 A. V. M. Balasubramanian, Honorary Consul AVM Studios, NSK Salai Vadapalani
 Philippines Honorary Consulate[44] Ashwin C. Muthiah, Honorary Consul Spic House, Annex Building, 8th Floor, 88 Anna Salai Guindy
 Romania Honorary Consulate Vijay Mehta, Honorary Consul Apeejay House, 39/12 Haddows Road Nungambakkam
 Russia Consulate General[45] Oleg N. Avdeev, Consul General (since 12 September 2018) 14 Santhome High Road Mylapore
 Senegal Honorary Consulate Ashok R. Thakkar 6, IInd Floor,Indian Chambers Building George Town
 Serbia Honorary Consulate[24]
 Seychelles Honorary Consulate General[46] M. Sesha Sai Mechineni, Honorary Consul General (since 3 October 2018) Hello Telecom (P) Ltd, 62 Veerabadran Street Nungambakkam
 Singapore Consulate General[47] 17 September 1987 Roy Kho, Consul General 17-A North Boag Road T. Nagar
 Slovenia Honorary Consulate[48] 27 December 2011 Amit Goel, Honorary Consul Shanthi Apartments, Flat No. 4, 1st Floor, No. 22 Judge Jambulingam Road Mylapore
 South Africa Honorary Consulate[49] R. Seshasayee, Honorary Consul 19 Rajaji Salai George Town
 South Korea Consulate General[50] 7 February 2014 Kim Hyung Tae, Consulate General (since February 2014) 29 Radhakrishnan Salai Mylapore
 Spain Honorary Consulate Antony Lobo, Honorary Consul 6, Nimmo Road,
 Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission[51] 1957 V. Krishnamoorthy, Deputy High Commissioner 56 Sterling Road Nungambakkam
 Sweden Honorary Consulate[52] Arun Vasu, Honorary Consul 6 Cathedral Road Gopalapuram
  Switzerland Honorary Consulate[53] R. Muthu, Honorary Consul I-6 Dr. V.S.I. Estate, Rajiv Gandhi Salai Thiruvanmiyur
 Republic of China (Taiwan) Representative Office[54] 2012 Frank Lin, Director General New No.30, Norton Road Mandaveli
 Thailand Consulate General[55] 2005 Krongkanit Rakcharoen, Consul General 3 First Main Road, Vidyodaya Colony T. Nagar
 Turkey Honorary Consulate[24] V. L. Dutt, Honorary Consul The KCP Ltd. Ramakrishna Building, 2 Dr. P.V. Cherian Crescent Egmore
 Turkmenistan Honorary Consulate[24] Ravi Appasamy, Honorary Consul 3 Mangesh Street T. Nagar
 United Kingdom Deputy High Commission[56] Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, Deputy High Commissioner (since October 2018) 20 Anderson Road Nungambakkam
 United States Consulate General[57] 24 November 1794 Robert E Burgess, Consul General (since September 2014) 220 Anna Salai Gemini Circle USConsulateChennai BuildingExterior.jpg
 Zambia Honorary Consulate[58] 23 May 2008 N. Sukumar, Honorary Consul Suba Solutions Pvt Ltd, 29 (Old No. 7) Devadi Street Mylapore

Proposed missions[edit]

The agreement for establishing the Consulate General of People's Republic of China in Chennai, the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu had been signed by the prime minister of India Narendra Modi and Chinese premier Li Keqiang, during Modi's three-day visit to China in May 2015.[59]

In August 2017, Bangladesh government approved the opening of a consulate in Chennai.[60] This will be open before the end of 2019.[61] In addition, the countries of United Arab Emirates,[62] Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and Egypt have decided to open their diplomatic consulates in the city.

See also[edit]


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