How long will my MRV fee be valid?
If your fee was paid before October 1, 2022 it will be valid until September 30, 2023.
If your fee was paid on or after October 1, 2022 it will be valid for 365 days.
Applicants must schedule an in-person or interview waiver appointment during this 365-day period. Please note applicants are only required to schedule their in-person or interview waiver appointment within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview or VAC appointment must occur during the 365-day period
When will more student visa appointments be opened?
From January 1 to August 31 the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India issued over 82,000 student visas. This is more student visas than ever before. In fact, there are more Indian students going to study in the United States than from any other country in the world. While our focus will shift to H&L visas and other travel categories for a short time, we will resume student interviews in the coming months as Spring program start dates approach. In the meantime, students should focus on preparing their application materials and check back for appointments once they have received the I-20 from their schools.
When will B1/B2 first-timer appointments be available?
We are pleased to report that we have opened appointments for first-time routine B1/B2 tourist and business visa applicants. Check our website for appointment availability.
I can’t get an appointment for H1B (or derivative H visa). Can you help?
Due to high demand, H and L appointments are full for the next several months. We will continue to open more H and L appointments as conditions allow. We appreciate your patience as we work hard to accommodate all of our prospective travelers. Check our website for appointment availability.
I am in the United States and need to renew my H1B visa. I would like to return to India temporarily and renew my visa there. Can I get a dropbox appointment to renew my visa?
My previously scheduled immigrant visa interview was cancelled due to covid. When will it be rescheduled?
You can reschedule your appointment via our appointment scheduling website at: https://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/immigrant-visa.html when you are contacted with instructions for doing so by the Consulate. Availability for rescheduling may be very limited, with appointments unavailable at some times.
When will F4 (and other F class) immigrant visa appointments be available?
As you may be aware, we are facing a long queue of applicants across all immigrant visa categories. We have resumed the rescheduling of routine cases through the National Visa Center in all categories, as well as all other services including fiancé K-visas, 221(g) submission, and the reissuance of expired visas. However, we cannot predict when you might be contacted for an appointment. We will post updates on our operational status at our website: https://www.
Do I need to be vaccinated to enter the United States?
Yes, foreign national air travelers to the United States who are 18 years old or older are required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to fly to the United States, with only limited exceptions. See the CDC’s website for more details.