Applying for a U.S. Visa in New Delhi

So you want to visit the United States.
That’s great the United States welcomes nearly a million Indians for tourism and
business every year but first you’ll need a visa, in this video we will show
you three easy steps to apply for a visa at the US Embassy in New Delhi. Step one apply online go to Now you are ready to start
filling out your application also known as the DS-160 Once you have filled out
the application remember to print the confirmation page. It will have a barcode
on the top right hand corner then pay the visa fee according to the visa
category you are applying for. You can pay the fee by electronic funds transfer,
mobile phone, or in cash at axis and Citibank branches. Next schedule two separate appointments One at the visa application center to
have your photo and fingerprints taken and another for a visa interview at the
Embassy. We make it easy for groups to schedule appointments together by
clicking on group scheduling request. If you are applying to renew your visa, you
may qualify for our interview waiver program. Children and senior citizens
also often do not need an interview. Please check our website to see if you
qualify. Step 2 go to the visa application Center to take your photo and fingerprints. Remember to bring your valid passport,
appointment confirmation page and the DS-160 barcode confirmation page
security regulations prohibit electronic devices, mobile phones, large bags or
backpacks, knives and food or drinks. Inside the visa application Center you
will be called to a window to have your fingerprints and your photo taken Step 3
Go to the US Embassy in Delhi for your visa interview. Please arrive no more
than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Also only the applicants
should come to the Embassy as family and friends who accompany you, but do not
have interview appointments will not be allowed in for families traveling
together children under age 14 do not need to come for an interview. Remember
to bring your valid passport, the barcode confirmation page of the DS-160 and your
appointment confirmation page. At the US Embassy the same security
restrictions apply so please leave prohibited items at home. After you’ve
gone through security, you will be asked to sit in an outdoor waiting area until
your row is called. Once inside the embassy our friendly staff will verify your fingerprints and you will wait in line for your interview with a consular
officer applicants usually move through the line in a brisk twenty to forty
minutes. Now it’s your turn for the interview at this point we do not need any documents. If we need any supporting documents we’ll ask for them during the
interview please hand the officer only your passport. During the interview an
American officer will ask you questions about your ties to India and the purpose
of your travel to the US that’s it. The officer will tell you at the end of the
interview whether or not your visa is approved. If your visa is approved you
will get an email or SMS message telling you when and where you can pick it up. Thanks for visiting our embassy and we hope you have a nice trip.

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