Important Notice: 

U.S. Embassy and Consulates Increase Number of Available Visa Appointments through December

The U.S. Embassy and the four U.S. Consulates in India have made thousands of extra visa appointments available from now through December 2016.  Visa applicants and their family members are welcome to book appointments to take advantage of this time-limited opportunity.  The increased availability of appointments has been made possible through a temporary increase in staffing to help eliminate wait times for travelers from India.  Applicants may reschedule previously-made appointments and encourage their family members and friends who may have delayed applying for a visa to apply now. Please login to your profile and reschedule your appointments.


Photo Specification: Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos.  For further details on photo requirements please visit


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, 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


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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.