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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                            

Visa Inquires

Please route all telephone and email queries through our multi-language call center from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. on Sunday.  Please direct all your email queries to or telephone 91-120-4844644 or 91-40-4625-8222, or 1-703-520-2239 (for calls from the U.S.). 

How to Apply

Make your appointment through website or by phone by calling the call center. Create a user account and make TWO appointments; one for finger-printing and photo at our Visa Application Center (VAC) 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
  • VAC 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.

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. 



Important Announcement

  • New Visa Processing System as of September 26, 2012

    As part of the U.S. Department of State's continuing efforts to streamline the visa process worldwide, U.S. Embassy and Consulates across India are implementing a new visa processing system that will further standardize or procedures and weill simplify fee payment and appointment scheduling. To read the complete announcement, click here.

What NOT to Bring

Family Traveling

  • Family

    Families should apply together--even if traveling separately!

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