For most routine immigrant visa services, the United States Embassy in New Delhi. And Consulate in Mumbai remains closed. The New Delhi Embassy is still processing IH-3 adoption visas.
U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants
It is the responsibility of the Embassy and the Consulates to provide visa services to those who wish to enter the United States for a temporary duration and to those who wish to remain in the United States permanently.
How to apply for a visa?
For visa information, visit the Department of State’s website.
Apply to get a U.S. Visa by making your visa appointment set.
If you have a previous U.S. visa (issued at the post in India), you are attempting to apply for the same visa class. Or if you are a minor applicant under 14 years of age (or) anyone over 80 years of age, please visit the U.S. Travel Docs website.
(A, G, C-2, C-3 visas) Official and Diplomatic Travel
In general, official and diplomatic travelers are excluded from application fees and interviews. But otherwise, meet the procedure of applying for a nonimmigrant visa. Applicants can send applications for official and diplomatic travelers. Also, their representatives directly to the visa gate number 6 of the Embassy or any U.S. Consulate in India during the NIV hours of normal service, accompanied by the following documents, as explained Department website.
1. DS-160: Barcode page for online non-immigrant visa applications.
2. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your time of stay in the United States.
3. Photo: When completing the online Form DS-160, you can upload your photo. If the upload of the photo fails, you need to bring one printed photo.
4. Diplomatic Note / International Organization Message.
The domestic staff of Official and Diplomatic Travelers (A-3, G-5) must appear in person along with the documents referred to above.
Furthermore, they must also carry their contract of employment.
Personal Diplomatic Passport Travels
Active diplomats and their family members may, irrespective of visa classification and purpose of travel, be exempt from visa fees.
Before applying to confirm eligibility for this courtesy, applicants with diplomatic passports requesting non-official visas can directly write to firstname.lastname@example.org for New Delhi, Chennaiciu@state.gov for Chennai, HydCEA@state.gov for Hyderabad, MumbaiConsDirect@state.gov for Mumbai, and ConsularKolkata@state.gov for Kolkata.
Know your visa type
There are different kinds of non-immigrant visas for temporary travelers to the US. What kind of visa is required under U.S. immigration law will be determined by the intent of your planned trip. To understand the steps needed to apply for a visa in the United States, it is necessary to know the type of non-immigrant visa.
Under U.S. immigration law, if you want to work in the U.S. temporarily as a nonimmigrant. Then you need a special visa depending on the type of work you would do. Most types of temporary employees need that a petition is submitted by the future employer or agent. It must be accepted by the U.S. before you can apply for a work visa, Citizenship, and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the U.S.
All H, L, O, P, and Q visa applicants must have a petition accepted by USCIS on their behalf. Before you may request a work visa at the Embassy or Consulate, the petition, Form I-129, must be accepted. Your employer or agent will receive a Notice of Action, Form I-797. This acts as your petition’s approval notification when your petition is accepted. During your interview, the consular officer will check the acceptance of your petition. This is via the Department of State’s Petition Information Management Service (PIMS).
To check your petition’s acceptance, you must carry your I-129 petition receipt number. And also, a copy of your Form I-797 to your interview at the Embassy or Consulate. Please note that accepting a petition does not guarantee visa issuance if, under U.S. immigration law, you are found to be ineligible for a visa.
If you apply for a B-1 / B-2 visa, you must show a consular officer that you qualify in compliance with the U.S. for a U.S. visa. Act (INA) on Immigration and Nationality. The INA presumes in section 214(b) that any B-1 / B-2 applicant is an intended immigrant. This legal presumption you must resolve by demonstrating:
That your trip to the United States is intended for a temporary visit, such as business or medical treatment.
That you plan to stay for a particular, restricted period of time in the United States
Proof of funds to cover the costs while in the United States
That you have a place of residence outside the United States, as well as other binding social or economic relations, that at the end of your visit will guarantee your return abroad.
How To Be Implemented?
There are several steps involved in applying for a visa. The order and how you complete these steps may vary by U.S. Consulate or Consulate. Please check the instructions on the website of the embassy or consulate.
Online Visa Application for students
Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa, Form DS-160-Learn more about completing the DS-160. You must:
1) fill out the online visa application and
2) print the confirmation page of the application form to carry it to your interview.
Photo-You can upload your photo when you complete Form DS-160 online. In the Image Criteria, the picture must be in the format explained.
For visa applicants, interviews are usually required, with some restricted exceptions mentioned below. Consular officers can need any visa applicant to be interviewed.
Travel and Tourism in the US for Indians
To do our travel mission safety, TSA combines unpredictable security steps, both seen and unseen.
Long before you arrive at the airport, security measures begin. The TSA works to exchange knowledge with the intelligence and law enforcement communities. From the moment you get to the airport until you get to your destination, extra security measures are in place.
To address the emerging danger and to achieve the highest standards of transport safety, the TSA changes processes and procedures. You may find changes in our procedures from time to time because of this.
The TSA relies on the traveling public to report unattended bags or packages;
persons in possession of a threatening item;
and persons attempting to access a restricted area at airports, train stations,
bus stops and ports, or similar suspicious activities.
Tell Something TM if you see something. Notify local law enforcement about suspicious behavior.
Disabilities and Medical Terminology
All travelers are required to undergo screening at the checkpoint to ensure protection. The TSA officer may be consulted by you. Or your traveling partner on the best way to reduce any issues during the screening process. To explain your condition, provide the officer with a TSA notification card. Or other medical documents. Please contact Passenger Service if you are concerned about flying with a disability.
U.S. Embassy in India
New Delhi – 110021