Offsite Collection Services

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Most applicants will be required to have an appointment at an Visa Application Center (VAC) prior to their appointment at the Consular Sections. Biometric information including fingerprints and digital photographs will be collected at the VAC.

Applicants for U.S. visas are required to appear in person for an appointment at the VAC and the visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You must schedule the VAC appointment at least one day before the interview appointment date. You can schedule both appointments, either online using this website or through the call center.

Supporting Documents

You will need to bring:

  • A passport valid for travel to the United States with a validity date at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the United States (unless country-specific agreements provide exemptions). If more than one person is included in your passport, each person desiring a visa must submit an application.
  • Your DS-160 confirmation page
  • Your appointment confirmation page

Other Information

All persons that enter the VAC site are subject to a security inspection.

  • The use of cell phones and cameras are prohibited.
  • All bags such as travel bags, flash drives, memory sticks, Blue Tooth devices, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, leather, cloth bags, and zip folders will be restricted by Security.

Hours of Operations at the Visa Application Center

Biometrics Appointment

Monday to Friday – 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

Sunday – 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.

Submission of Interview Waiver application/ 221(g) application

Monday to Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

Passport Collection

Monday to Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

Sunday - 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. (Only at the 5 Visa Application Centers located at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai)

VAC Locations

Parinee Crescenzo, 101, 1st Floor, A Wing,
G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra East, Mumbai - 400051


Good shepherd, No 82, Kodambakkam High Road,
Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034
1-8-384/385, Gowra Grand, S.P.Road,
Begumpet, Secunderabad - 500003


Jasmine Tower, 31, Shakespeare Sarani (1st Floor)
Kolkata – 700017


Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Concourse Level, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001