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Official U.S. Department of State Visa Appointment Service

Attend your interview

The U.S. Embassy or Consulate and Visa Application Centers observe both U.S. and India holidays and will be closed on those dates.

Hours of operations at the Visa Application Center

Biometrics Appointment
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Monday to Friday
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Sunday
Submission of Interview Waiver
visa application/ 221(g) application
  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Monday to Friday
Passport Collection
  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Monday to Friday
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Sunday

Visa application center locations

Branch
Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034
Address
Good shepherd, No 82, Kodambakkam High Road
Branch
Begumpet, Secunderabad – 500003
Address
1-8-384/385, Gowra Grand, S.P.Road
Branch
Kolkata – 700017
Address
Jasmine Tower, 31, Shakespeare Sarani (1st Floor)
Branch
Bandra East, Mumbai - 400051
Address
Parinee Crescenzo, 101, 1st Floor, A Wing, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex
Branch
Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001
Address
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Concourse Level Baba Kharak Singh Marg

U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates in India

Address
Shanti Path, Chanakya Puri 110021
Tel: +91-11-2419-8000
Fax: +91-11-2419-8587

Address
220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006
Tel: +91-44-2857-4000
Fax: +91-44-2811-2027

Address
Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500 003
Tel: +91-40-4033-8300
Fax:

Address
5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071
Tel: +91-33-3984-2400
Fax: +91-33-2282-2335

Address
C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
Tel: +91-22-2672-4000
Fax:

Security regulations

The Embassy/Consulates and Visa Application Center do not permit interested parties such as friends, relatives, attorneys, or business contacts to attend nonimmigrant visa interviews with the applicant. All applicants will be screened by security personnel before entering the Embassy or Consulate compound. The following items are not permitted:

  • Battery-operated or electronic devices such as mobile phones, smart watches, digital diaries, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, flash drives, memory sticks, Bluetooth devices, laptop or tablet computers and portable music players
  • Large shoulder bags/purses, travel bags, backpacks, briefcases or suitcases. Only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted like unsealed plastic bags containing application-related papers, small cloth bags and zip folders
  • Food or drink items
  • Cosmetics (including, but not limited to, spray perfume/cologne and talcum/baby powder)
  • Sealed envelopes or packages
  • Flammable items such as cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters
  • Sharp objects, including scissors, pocketknives ,pen knives or nail files
  • Weapons, weapon-like objects, or explosive material of any kind
  • Long-handled umbrellas longer than 40 cm when closed

This list is not exhaustive. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff.

There is no facility at the Embassy/Consulates and Visa Application Center to store prohibited items. You must make arrangements to store these items before entering.

There is no information window for walk-in visitors at the Embassy/Consulate or at Visa Application Center Only visa applicants with scheduled interviews will be admitted.

More actions

Application refused under INA 221(g)
Refusal under section 221(g) means that essential information is missing from an application or that an application requires additional administrative processing. The consular officer who interviews you will tell you at the end of your interview if your case is being refused under 221(g). The consular officer will either tell you that the case has to undergo administrative processing or ask you to submit additional information.
Document drop-off locations
If you were issued a 221(g) letter and instructed by the Embassy or Consulate to submit additional documentation for further processing, you should submit those documents to CGI, which will deliver your documents to the Embassy.
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