How to apply for USA Tourist Visa from India . . . All visitors from India to the United States require a tourist visa.  As of September 26, 2012, US Visa applicants in India can schedule appointments by telephone or online from the comfort of their home computers. Visa applicants are now required to make two appointments*. 1. To submit their fingerprints and photo prior to their interview date 2. The second appointment is at the embassy for a visa interview with a consular official Those who apply for U.S. visas in India are now required to appear in person for an appointment at an Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC). This is where their fingerprints are taken and a photo submitted. Once the fingerprinting appointment has been done, applicants in India must go through a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Applicants OFC appointment should be at least one day before the interview appointment date. When applying for U.S. visas from India, applicants can schedule both appointments, either online using this website http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-appointmentschedule.asp or through the call center. Call Center contact Information Customer service agents at the ‘Call Center’ can be reached in India by calling +91 120 6602222 or +91 22 67209400. Hours of service are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the United States, callers can call 1 310 616 5424.

Locations of Offsite Facilitation Centers in India

Mumbai: Trade Center, Gr. Floor, G Block, Bandrakurla Complex Bandra East, Mumbai - 400051 Chennai: No 3, Cenotaph Road, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600018 Hyderabad: 1-8-384/385, Gowra Grand, S.P.Road Begumpet, Secunderabad - 500003 Kolkata: Jasmine Tower, 31, Shakespeare Sarani (1st Floor) Kolkata - 700017 New Delhi: S - 1 American Plaza, (Hotel Eros Managed by Hilton), International Trade Tower Nehru Place, New Delhi - 110019

Steps to Apply for a US Tourist Visa from India

1. Pay the fee of $160/- visa application fee which is payable in Indian Rupees and can be paid in cash at any Citi or Axis Bank branch in India or by EFT 2. Complete the Online Non immigrant Visa Application (This is called DS-160) 3. Schedule your fingerprint appointment at any Off-site Facilitation Center  4. Schedule your visa appointment at the US Embassy or Consulate. (Both appointments can be made at the same time) 5. Schedule your visa appointment at the US Embassy or Consulate. 6. After your fingerprint appointment is complete. Visit the U.S. Embassy on your scheduled date for your visa interview.

How to submit additional documents to U.S. Embassy in

India

In some cases applicants may be asked to submit additional documentation for further processing of their visa application. There are several drop of offices located throughout India where such documentation can be dropped off and these offices will send them to the U.S. Embassy. Document drop-off places are called Team Stanley Document Drop-Off Locations. Their locations are: 1. Delhi:  S - 1 American Plaza, International Trade Tower Nehru Place, NewDelhi - 110019 2. Mumbai:  Trade Center Gr. Floor G Block, Bandrakurla Complex Bandra East, Mumbai - 400051 3. Chennai:  No 3 Cenotaph Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600018 4. Hyderabad:  502 Gowra Grand S.P.Road, Begumpet Secunderabad, Hyderabad - 500003 5. Kolkata:  Jasmine Tower 31, Shakespeare Sarani (1st Floor), Kolkata - 700017 6. Chandigarh:  SCO-186-187 Sector 8C, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh 160009 7. Jalandhar:  3rd floor The Axis, Near BMC Chowk GT Road, Jalandhar 144001 8. Ahmadabad:  Gujarat Chambers Building, Shri Ambika Mills Ashram Road Ahmadabad - 380009 9. Pune:  106 Sohrab Hall 1st Floor Tadiwala Road Behind Pune Station Jn Pune - 411001 10. Bengaluru:  Prestige Atrium 2nd Floor Unit No. 304, No 1 Central Street Bangalore - 560001 11. Kochi:  3C South Point Hinton Chittoor Rd, Nr Kasba Police Station Kacheripady Ernakulam - 682018 * (The U.S. Embassy Announces a New Visa Processing System)
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How to apply for USA Tourist Visa

from India . . .

All visitors from India to the United States require a tourist visa.  As of September 26, 2012, US Visa applicants in India can schedule appointments by telephone or online from the comfort of their home computers. Visa applicants are now required to make two appointments*. 1. To submit their fingerprints and photo prior to their interview date 2. The second appointment is at the embassy for a visa interview with a consular official Those who apply for U.S. visas in India are now required to appear in person for an appointment at an Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC). This is where their fingerprints are taken and a photo submitted. Once the fingerprinting appointment has been done, applicants in India must go through a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Applicants OFC appointment should be at least one day before the interview appointment date. When applying for U.S. visas from India, applicants can schedule both appointments, either online using this website http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv- appointmentschedule.asp or through the call center. Call Center contact Information Customer service agents at the ‘Call Center’ can be reached in India by calling +91 120 6602222 or +91 22 67209400. Hours of service are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the United States, callers can call 1 310 616 5424.

Locations of Offsite Facilitation

Centers in India

Mumbai: Trade Center, Gr. Floor, G Block, Bandrakurla Complex Bandra East, Mumbai - 400051 Chennai: No 3, Cenotaph Road, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600018 Hyderabad: 1-8-384/385, Gowra Grand, S.P.Road Begumpet, Secunderabad - 500003 Kolkata: Jasmine Tower, 31, Shakespeare Sarani (1st Floor) Kolkata - 700017 New Delhi: S - 1 American Plaza, (Hotel Eros Managed by Hilton), International Trade Tower Nehru Place, New Delhi - 110019

Steps to Apply for a US Tourist Visa

from India

1. Pay the fee of $160/- visa application fee which is payable in Indian Rupees and can be paid in cash at any Citi or Axis Bank branch in India or by EFT 2. Complete the Online Non immigrant Visa Application (This is called DS-160) 3. Schedule your fingerprint appointment at any Off-site Facilitation Center  4. Schedule your visa appointment at the US Embassy or Consulate. (Both appointments can be made at the same time) 5. Schedule your visa appointment at the US Embassy or Consulate. 6. After your fingerprint appointment is complete. Visit the U.S. Embassy on your scheduled date for your visa interview.

How to submit additional

documents to U.S. Embassy in India

In some cases applicants may be asked to submit additional documentation for further processing of their visa application. There are several drop of offices located throughout India where such documentation can be dropped off and these offices will send them to the U.S. Embassy. Document drop-off places are called Team Stanley Document Drop-Off Locations. Their locations are: 1. Delhi:  S - 1 American Plaza, International Trade Tower Nehru Place, NewDelhi - 110019 2. Mumbai:  Trade Center Gr. Floor G Block, Bandrakurla Complex Bandra East, Mumbai - 400051 3. Chennai:  No 3 Cenotaph Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600018 4. Hyderabad:  502 Gowra Grand S.P.Road, Begumpet Secunderabad, Hyderabad - 500003 5. Kolkata:  Jasmine Tower 31, Shakespeare Sarani (1st Floor), Kolkata - 700017 6. Chandigarh:  SCO-186-187 Sector 8C, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh 160009 7. Jalandhar:  3rd floor The Axis, Near BMC Chowk GT Road, Jalandhar 144001 8. Ahmadabad:  Gujarat Chambers Building, Shri Ambika Mills Ashram Road Ahmadabad - 380009 9. Pune:  106 Sohrab Hall 1st Floor Tadiwala Road Behind Pune Station Jn Pune - 411001 10. Bengaluru:  Prestige Atrium 2nd Floor Unit No. 304, No 1 Central Street Bangalore - 560001 11. Kochi:  3C South Point Hinton Chittoor Rd, Nr Kasba Police Station Kacheripady Ernakulam - 682018 * (The U.S. Embassy Announces a New Visa Processing System)
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