Important Update for Visa Appointments

October 11, 2023
  • Department of State has launched a new system for scheduling visa appointments. The new URL for scheduling visa appointments is
  • All new visa applicants must create a new profile in the new system in order to schedule their visa appointment.
  • The email for the support desk has been changed to
  • The premium passport delivery fee has been increased to INR 850 per applicant.
  • The visa fee can be paid through a variety of methods, including National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT), Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Debit/Credit Card (RuPay, Visa or Master), and cash at designated AXIS, Citibank, DRUK bank branches.
  • From October 1st, 2023, most nonimmigrant visa interview waiver (dropbox) cases will be centralized at Chennai Consulate. This includes visa categories such as C1/D, F, H, J, L, and M, with the exception of B1/B2 visas.
  • All visa applicants will be permitted to drop off and pick up their documents at any of the five visa application centers or six document drop-off centers.
  • If a personal interview is required, dropbox applicants will need to visit the Chennai Consulate for their interview.
We are excited to see how this change will benefit those applying for U.S. nonimmigrant visas in India, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on the visa process.

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