Job Vacancy in Mumbai

Consular Investigations Assistant

Full Job Description

Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type


Appointment Type Details:

Indefinite subject to successful completion of the probationary period

Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start Date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4-6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:


Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:



Mumbai processes one of the largest numbers of both immigrant and non-immigrant visas in the world. Mumbai has assumed a focal position in Mission India by becoming the sole post to process immigrant visas in the country, and processes 14% of the world’s temporary work visas. The Fraud Prevention Unit (FPU) Investigations Assistant supports the daily activities of the Fraud Prevention Unit in the Consular section, with the primary responsibility of reviewing and assessing visa and citizenship applications to make sure officers have the best possible information upon which to base a decision.

The incumbent develops expertise in identifying and reporting fraud through knowledge of local customs and U.S. immigration law. They must effectively interview applicants to elicit information that is material to an adjudication decision in any of the categories of benefits for the non-immigrant (NIV), Immigrant (IV), or American Citizen Services (ACS) sections. The incumbent must use technology effectively to keep records of fraud assessments, track trends, and gain information in cases of potential fraud.

The incumbent also provides training to adjudicating officers in the section regarding fraud prevention and detection techniques. The incumbent must exhibit excellent judgment and strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills due to high profile nature of India’s Immigrant visa adjudications and the need to communicate effectively with applicants and officers in the ACS, NIV, IV, FPU, and ARSO-I sections and the Consular Information Unit (CIU). Incumbent is also required to conduct periodic site visits within Mumbai’s consular district.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience in research or investigation, i.e. legal analysis, management consulting, human resources, police or military investigations or other similar work is required. (Please describe your previous and current job responsibilities in detail.)

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required (See Education requirements)
  • Minimum three (3) years of related work experience (See Experience section)
  • Fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati (See Language section)
  • Please attach all required documents to avoid automatic disqualification.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Humanities), Business (Commerce), Science/Technology, Computer Application or Business Administration is required. (Please specify the name of the Certificate/Degree/Diploma course and the major subjects for each qualification you possess.)


LANGUAGE: Fluency in English and Hindi (speaking, reading, and writing) is required. Fluency in Gujarati (speaking and reading) is required. This may be tested. (Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in each language listed here.)

 The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

The U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai values a workforce of different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints. We strive to create a welcoming environment for all and we invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

  • IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

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