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The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. This issue is global and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Currently, we are unable to print immigrant and nonimmigrant visas approved after June 8, 2015. In addition, U.S. Embassies and Consulates are unable to process new visa applications submitted on or after June 9, 2015. Nonimmigrant applicants should schedule their appointments at U.S. Embassy/Consulate for a visa interview after June 29, 2015. There is NO need to contact the call center or customer support—simply login to your visa appointment system profile and reschedule both of your appointments. Further information of rescheduling appointments can be found at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-appointmentschedule.asphttp://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-appointmentschedule.asphttp://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-appointmentschedule.aspOn this page:
Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Citizens of qualified countries may be also able to visit the U.S. without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program. If you do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program or are traveling to study, work, or participate in an exchange program, you must apply for a nonimmigrant visa.
Applicants for U.S. visas are required to appear in person for an appointment at the Visa Application Center (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.
To schedule your VAC appointment a nonimmigrant visa appointment, you must have the following information and documents available:
- 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 visa application (MRV) fee payment receipt
- Your DS-160 confirmation page
- Your e-mail address
- If applicable, required documents based on visa class (such as a petition approval for petition-based visas; more information about visa types and information about each can be found here).
Restrictions to Changing Appointments
Applicants are limited to the number of times they can reschedule their appointments. Please plan accordingly so that you are not required to pay another visa application fee.