"There is no change (in US policy)...he (Modi) is welcome to apply. All visa decisions are made on a case by case basis, and I'm not going to prejudge it here," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters at her daily news conference.
Responding to questions on the invitation extended to Mr Modi by a delegation of US lawmakers last week, Ms Nuland said there is no change in US policy.
"With regard to Mr Modi, our lines have not changed here.
He is welcome to apply," she said.
"Every visa is adjudicated on the merits and in the context of US law individually," Ms Nuland said when asked if the State Department will issue a visa to an individual when invited by a Congressman or a group of lawmakers.
The delegation, led by Republican member in House of Representatives from Illinois Aaron Schock, had called on Mr Modi on March 29. The delegation members also invited Mr Modi to US.
Mr Modi has been denied visa since 2005 by the US over the issue of 2002 post-Godhra riots.
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