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Visas

Welcome to Visa Services!

“The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.”

The U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata processes applications for nonimmigrant visas to the United States.

Nonimmigrant visas are for people visiting the U.S. temporarily for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment. The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel.

Immigrant visas are for applicants planning to permanently relocate to the United States.

The U.S. Embassy, New Delhi serves American citizens in the Indian states of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and the country of Bhutan. 

The Consulate General in Chennai provides consular services for the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  

The Consulate General in Hyderabad provides consular services for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. 

The Consulate General in Mumbai provides consular services for the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Bangalore (Virtual Consulate, check for service hours)

Contact Info

The US Consulate, Kolkata does not accept telephone calls from the public with nonimmigrant visa inquiries. Our contractor now handles all telephone and email queries through their new multi-language call center. For information on how to contact them, please refer to: http://ustraveldocs.com/in/in-main-contactus.asp

Travel & Tourism in the U.S.

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Announcements

  • Interview Waiver Program
    Announcing the expansion of the Interview Waiver Program!  Beginning on November 19, 2012, children up to age 14, students returning to the same school and same program, and temporary workers on H1-B and Individual L1-A or L1-B visas may be eligible for the Interview Waiver Program.  Details can be found at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-visarenew.asp
  • Blanket L Visa processing to move to the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai on December 1, 2011.

    The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will become the sole acceptance center in India for all applications for intra-company transfers under the blanket L category as of December 1, 2011.  The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and U.S. Consulates in Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad will no longer accept or process applications for this visa category.  The blanket L category includes specialized knowledge professionals, executives and managers.

    All other visa processing procedures remain unchanged.

    Please note that spouse and children visas (L2) and individual L visas (L1B and L1A individuals) may be processed at all posts in India—Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi.

    Please note that this is strictly an administrative change.  It is not a change in the law or policy of visas for Indian companies.  

  • Scam Alert
    Scam Alert
    Diversity visa program scammers sending fraudulent emails and letters.

LOCATION

  • The U.S. Consulate is located on Ho Chi Minh Sarani (previously known as Harrington Street) opposite 22 Camac Street. The Consular entrance is Gate 5/1. 

    Consular Section

    Consulate General of the United States of America
    5/1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani,
    Kolkata - 700071,
    West Bengal, India
    Email:  support-india@ustraveldocs.com