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US Visa Appointment : How to Get Easily?

Every year lakhs of students apply for US student visa. But, most of them don't know what is US visa appointment? and how to get that appointment?

Table of Contents

  1. What is US Visa Appointment?

  2. Documents Required for Appointment

  3. Steps to schedule US Visa Appointment

  4. Terms & Conditions

  5. Can we reschedule US Visa Appointment?

  6. Locations Available in India for Appointment

  7. FAQs

  8. Conclusion

What is US Visa Appointment?

A visa appointment means scheduling a date and time for the interview at US Embassy or Consulate. Student visa aspirants are called for an interview to make sure that all the information on their application is correct. 

In the USA visa interview, students are asked a few basic questions to find out if they are eligible for the visa they want. 

Documents Required for  US Visa Appointment

The first thing any individual who’s aspiring to move to the USA needs to know about is the essential documents required for the US Visa appointment. Let us tell you that you must ensure that you collect and submit all the documents with proper care and precision. Otherwise, you can encounter major trouble later on. All the essential documents necessary for the US Visa appointment include the following-

  • A valid passport whose expiration date needs to be at least six months after your scheduled departure date from the USA.

  • A valid e-mail address 

  • DS-160 confirmation page 

  • Payment receipt of your visa fees                                                       

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Steps to schedule US Visa Appointment

Step 1: Now we will move forward toward the steps to schedule your US Visa Appointment.  You must go through them carefully in order to understand the process very well.

Step 2: You will need to mention your visa delivery address. Now for this, it is crucial to create your profile on the website listed below https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/?language=English&country=India

Step 3: If you are a new user you need to select the new user option. You will get many details which you need to fill out. These will include your email address,  first name, and last name.

Step 4: After filling in all the details create a unique password. It should be 8 characters long and contain both letters and numbers. 

Step 5: Click the privacy policy checkbox and enter the captcha. Select the submit button to ensure the creation of your profile.

Step 6: After the creation of your profile, you can navigate through the website. Click on the Schedule Appointment option. Enter your state of residence, preferred language, visa category, and visa class. 

Step 7: After you have entered all the details the summary of the information will be displayed. Correct any errors.

Step 8: In the last step, you will be entering all the relevant personal details that comprise your 

  • Passport Number

  • Passport Issuance Date

  • Passport Issuance Place

  • Passport Expiration Date

  • Date of Birth

  • DS-160 Confirmation Number

  • Sevis Number

  • University Name

Step 9: After you have entered all the information and paid the fees you will be able to book the US  visa appointment.   

Terms & Conditions to Follow for US Visa Appointment

1. Whatever details you mention on the website will be then utilized to track all your documents and contact you if needed.

2. You should ensure that all the entered information is in the same format as it is mentioned in your passport. ( Information needs to be in Latin characters  (A-Z)

3. You must enter a valid and correct email address and mobile number. You will be receiving all the necessary updates about the appointment or documents through the email and number provided by you.

4. If there is any mismatch between the information entered by you on the website,  your passport details, and the DS-160 form then you can land in trouble. You will have to pay the fees again and repeat all the steps. So be very careful while you enter the information.

5. Once you have paid the MRV fees you cannot transfer or receive any refund due for any reason.

6. If you face any trouble while making the payment or you think that the payment was unsuccessful then you must not pay your fees again. You need to connect with your bank and get details about the transaction.

7. The US Visa appointments are scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

8. Let us make it clear that the wait time for your interview appointment can vary. It will depend on factors like the workload, the number of applicants, etc. You need to remain patient. 

Can We Reschedule US Visa Appointment?

Due to unseen circumstances, you might have to reschedule your US Visa Appointment. Well, you don’t need to worry much as it is very easy to reschedule your visa application. Just simply go to your profile and check the details of your appointment. Select the Reschedule Appointment Option. Now you can select the new date from the calendar accordingly. You can reschedule your US Visa Appointment for limited times only so be careful while doing so. You won’t need to enter any new details. Just a simple click on the  Reschedule US Visa Appointment option will be enough. Try connecting with the embassy or the consulate officials directly to reschedule your US Visa Appointment.

Read More: How many times we can reschedule us visa appointment?

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Locations Available in India for US  Visa Appointment

If you are searching for locations in India for Visa Appointment then let us inform you that you can schedule your interview at the US embassy or the US consulate.

The US embassy is located in New Delhi, the capital of India while the consulates are located in the metro cities of Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai. You have the option to book your US Visa Appointment at any of the locations. To make things clearer for you let us know in detail about these locations.

U.S. Embassy, New Delhi

The U.S. Embassy is located in New Delhi. The embassy has been a hallmark of the Indo-American relationship. 

Address and Contact  Details  

Shantipath, Chanakyapuri

New Delhi - 110021

Phone: 011-91-11-2419-8000

Location on Google Maps

U.S. Embassy

U.S. Consulate General Mumbai

Mumbai is the financial capital of India. The city is a melting pot of diverse cultures. The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai remains the busiest in terms of the volume of visitors and visa appointments. 

Address and Contact  Details                                                               

C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex                            

Bandra East, Mumbai 400051

Phone: (91-22) 2672-4000

Location on Google Maps

US Consulate General, Mumbai

U.S. Consulate General Chennai

Chennai is the capital of Tami Nadu and a hub of trade due to its proximity to the port. The U.S. Consulate General Chennai grabs the top position in processing employment-based visas.

Address and Contact  Details    

3722+XCP, Gemini Flyover, Ellaiamman Colony, 

Teynampet, Chennai

Phone: 044 2811 2000

Location on Google Maps

Consulate General of the United States, Chennai

U.S. Consulate General Kolkata

The  Consulate General in Kolkata is the oldest among all other consulates in India. Kolkata also known as the City of Joy has had a strong connection with American diplomacy. The history of the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata dates back to 1792.

Address and Contact  Details    

5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani

Kolkata - 700071

Phone- 91-(33)-6827-6300

Location on Google Maps

Consulate General of the United States of America

U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad

Hyderabad has always been famous for its delicious food, Charminar, and the existence of multiple cultures. The U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad  was established in 2009

Address and Contact  Details    

Paigah Palace

1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane

Begumpet, Secunderabad 500 003

Phone - 040 4033 8300

Location on Google Maps

US Consulate General


Ques 1) How can I expedite my US visa appointment?

Ans) Try booking the earliest available date. Send an email to the local embassy asking for an earlier appointment date. State your reason very clearly. 

Ques 2) Can I book a visa slot without submitting a DS 160?

Ans)  Yes you can book the slot without submitting DS 160. But you must have the DS 160 confirmation number as you would be required to enter it while booking the US visa appointment.

Ques 3)  Is it too tough to book a US visa appointment?

Ans) No if you follow the above-stated steps carefully you will be able to book the US visa appointment very easily.

Ques 4)  Can I change my US visa appointment after booking?

Ans) Yes you have the option to change the US visa appointment as per your new schedule. 

Ques 5)  How long must my passport be valid?

Ans)  The validity needs to be at least six months after your duration in the USA is over.


So we explored information about the US Visa appointment in this blog. Things can be toilsome to manage if you are handling it all on your own. Consider connecting with IBT Overseas to get all the necessary assistance and support for getting the US Visa appointment. At IBT Overseas, we have an experienced team of USA student visa consultants that will help you in your study visa process.

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