Notice: As of Monday, November 14, 2016, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India will no longer accept ₹500 or ₹1000 notes, as a result of the Indian Prime Minister’s announcement. Please use other methods of payment.
Please note that Axis Bank Branches and Citibank Branches will no longer accept any ₹500 or ₹1000 currency notes towards VISA application fees. Only currently valid currency denominations will be accepted at all branches. Alternatively, NEFT or IMPS mode of payment are acceptable. For more details on the VISA fee payment options please click here
Notice: The Kochi Document Delivery Center has recently moved to a new location and the new address is: 1st Floor, Coastal Chambers, Opp.Mercy Hotel, M.G.Road, Ravipuram, Cochin, Kerala- 682015.
Photo Specification: Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/photos.html
As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at www.cbp.gov/EVUS.
If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at ceac.state.gov/genniv/, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status.
More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html
Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for India. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Delhi and the U.S. Consulates General in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in India.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
- Visa Types
- Visa Fees
- Bank and Payment Options
- DS-160 Information
- Appointment Wait Times
- Visa Wait Times
- Photos and Fingerprints
- Visa Waiver Program
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- Apply for a Visa
- Pay My Visa Fee
- Complete My DS-160
- Schedule My Appointment
- Offsite Collection Services
- Change Document Delivery Address
- Track My Passport
- Apply for an Expedited Appointment
- Renew My Visa
- Application Pending Further Action
Immigrant Visa Information
Special Visa Cases
- Travel Coordinator
- Group Appointments
- Diplomatic and Government Officials
- Visas for Applicants Under 14 and over 80
- U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates in India
- Passport/Visa Collection Locations and Timings
- Document Drop-Off Locations
- Bank Locations
- Visa Application Center Locations
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Holidays and Closures
- Rights and Protections
- Helpful Links
- Security Regulations