Apply for a Visa
Visitors to the United States require nonimmigrant visas. Before applying, know which type of visa suits your purpose of travel. If you plan to permanently relocate to the United States, please visit Immigrant Visas.
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How to Apply
Make your appointment through www.ustraveldocs.com/in website or by calling the call center. Create a user account and make TWO appointments; one for biometrics collection at an Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC) and another for visa interview at the Embassy or Consulate.
Carry with You to the Interview:
- Your valid passport and previously issued passports
- The DS-160 confirmation page with barcode
- Appointment letter
- H, L, and other petition-based visa applicants may bring copies of the I-797, I-129 and other petition-related documents
- F, M students must bring the SEVIS receipt and I-20.
- J exchange visitors must bring the SEVIS receipt and DS-2019.
- Science and technology applicants may require additional processing. Bring supporting documents to minimize the processing time.
6. Due to security concerns and space limitations, U.S. consular sections do not permit interested parties such as friends, relatives, attorneys or business contacts to attend the visa interview with the applicant.
If an interested party wishes to provide information to a specific consular section concerning a particular visa applicant, they are encouraged to supply this information directly to the applicant. The applicant can then bring this information to the visa interview.
Delivery or Pick Up
Issued visas can be picked up at no extra charge at one of 33 document pick-up locations across India. Delivery can take up to seven business days but is normally much faster.
· See our YouTube video on the visa process here.
Interview Waiver Program
Visa Waiver Program
If you are not a citizen of India or Bhutan, and your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), you may be exempt from the visa and interview requirement.
Certain applicants qualify for our interview waiver program. For details, please go to: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-visarenew.asp
Please note that the U.S. Consulate will be closed from Wednesday, October 1st through Tuesday, October 7th and no visa appointments will be possible during this time. The Visa Application Center (VAC) at Jasmine Tower will be closed October 1-4 and October 6-7. The VAC will be open on Sunday, October 5th from 1- 5 pm. The U.S. Consulate and the VAC will reopen on October 8th.
If you interviewed September 30th or earlier and your visa was approved, the U.S. Consulate will make every effort to print and deliver the visa to the VAC so applicants can collect their passports before 4 pm on Tuesday, September 30th. However, as always, the US government cannot guarantee in advance when a visa will be printed and ready for pickup. Applicants can check the status of their passport through the call center or on the website at: http://ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-passporttrack.asp
What Not to Bring
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