This is a reminder that, as of April 1, 2016, if you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner and are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program, you must have a valid electronic passport. This rule applies even to those who possess a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). We strongly recommend that all travelers check to ensure their passports are valid electronic passports before they make arrangements to travel to the United States on the Visa Waiver Program.
You can check if your passport is valid for travel under the VWP by carefully reading the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html.
Any traveler who does not have a valid electronic passport is still eligible to travel to the United States with a valid nonimmigrant visa issued by a U.S. embassy or consulate. Such travelers will be required to appear for an interview and obtain a visa in their passports at a U.S. embassy or consulate before traveling to the United States.
If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but have received notice that you are no longer eligible 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 the U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you received regarding your ESTA status.
Beginning in November 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2, or B1/B2 visas in a People's Republic of China passport will be required to enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS). More information is available at www.cbp.gov/evus.
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