Advance travel planning and early visa application are important. If you plan to apply for a nonimmigrant visa to come to the United States as a temporary visitor, please review the current wait time for an interview using the tool below. Not all visa applications can be completed on the day of the interview; please read the information below for more details.
The estimated wait time to receive a nonimmigrant visa interview appointment at a U.S. embassy or consulate and is based on workload and staffing and can vary from week to week. The information provided is an estimate and does not guarantee the availability of an appointment.
Wait times for applicants eligible for Interview Waiver are applicable only for locations where applicants schedule appointments to submit their passport and any required documents to a U.S. embassy or consulate. The wait time estimate does not account for the time required for a consular officer to adjudicate the application nor mailing time of passports or other documents. Refer to the website of the Embassy or Consulate Visa Section where you will apply to determine your eligibility for Interview Waiver and for instructions for submitting a nonimmigrant visa application. Note that applicants must be a national or resident of the country where they are applying to be eligible to apply via Interview Waiver.
Consular sections overseas may be able to expedite your interview date if there is an urgent, unforeseen situation such as a funeral, medical emergency, or school start date. The process to request an expedited nonimmigrant visa interview varies by location. You should refer to the instructions on the website of the Embassy or Consulate Visa Section where you will interview, or on their online appointment scheduling site. You will need to provide proof of the need for an earlier appointment.
In all cases: You must first submit the online visa application form (DS-160), pay the application fee, and schedule the first available interview appointment. Only at this point will a consular section consider your request for an expedited appointment.
Note: Travel for the purpose of attending weddings and graduation ceremonies, assisting pregnant relatives, participating in an annual business/academic/professional conference, or enjoying last-minute tourism does not qualify for expedited appointments. For such travel, please schedule a regular visa appointment well in advance.
There are only two possible outcomes for U.S. visa applications. The consular officer will either issue or refuse the visa. If a visa applicant has not established that he or she is eligible for a visa, the consular officer must refuse that application. However, some refused visa applications may require further administrative processing. When administrative processing is required, the consular officer will inform the applicant at the end of the interview. The duration of the administrative processing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. At the conclusion of the administrative processing period, the consular officer might conclude that an applicant is now qualified for the visa for which he or she applied. The officer may also conclude that the applicant remains ineligible for a visa. Visa applicants are reminded to apply early for their visas, well in advance of the anticipated travel date.
In addition, it is important to thoroughly review all information on the specific Embassy or Consulate Visa Section website for local procedures and instructions, such as how to make an interview appointment. Embassy and Consulate websites will also explain any additional procedures for students, exchange visitors and those persons who need an earlier visa interview appointment.
The consulate requires you to make a personal appearance to obtain your visa. For this reason CIBTvisas is unable to assist you with your visa application. We recommend that you contact the consulate directly to obtain the most current forms and requirements before making your personal appearance at:
You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:Be valid for six months beyond the validity of your requested visa
Contain at least two blank visa pages for the visa stamp (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way
If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact CIBTvisas at 800-929-2428 for further details.
The Consulate of India requires a visa application form that is completed online. To access the form follow this link: Click on the blue button labeled "Regular Visa Application" in the bottom-left corner to begin the process. Your application must:
At this time CIBTvisas strongly advises against using the India visa on arrival option because the online authorization process lacks support as well as the travel risks and uncertainty surrounding the process.
Additionally, all minors aged five and above must sign their name in the signature box on the first page of the visa application under their photograph. Minors under age five should affix their thumb print in the blue or black ink in the same box. For all minor applicants both parents must sign their names on the second page and have their signatures duly authorized with a notary stamp and seal on the second page.
If you are of Indian origin you are required to renounce your Indian citizenship in order to apply for an Indian visa. Please note CIBTvisas cannot submit your request for a visa without the renunciation certificate. You must provide proof your of renunciation as one of the following:
You must make a personal appearance at the Indian Consulate to process your visa if you are a person of Pakistani origin and/or formerly held a Pakistani passport. The consulate requires additional procedures in order to process your visa and CIBTvisas is unable to assist in these procedures.
If you meet specific eligibility requirements then you may wish to apply for an e-Visa. The e-Visa is an electronic authorization from the government to enter India and is equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in your passport.
If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit -pre-check-service to learn more about this service.
To apply for a Schengen visa in India go to the VFS Global application centre in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Mumbai or New Delhi. You can submit an application there if you live in one of the following places:
Once you have all the documents you need for your Schengen visa application, make an appointment at VFS Global. You can apply for your visa up to 6 months ahead of your trip. Apply no later than 45 days before your trip.
If you want to visit India as a tourist then you will need to obtain an Indian Visa, also known as the Tourist Visa India, to be granted entry to the country. If your purpose is tourism then you have come to the right place to apply for your e-visa India!
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1 year and 5 year visas - You can apply for your e Tourist Visa 120 days before your proposed date of travel to India, and a minimum of 4 days in advance of the date of arrival to India.
30 day e Visa - You may apply a minimum of 4 days before your departure. For this visa, you can only start the application as early as 30 days before the date you plan to travel.
Most foreign nationals have to apply for an e visa to visit India no matter how long they plan on traveling. Unless you have an Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card you will need a visitor visa for India. In our FAQs section, you will find an extensive list of countries that are eligible to apply for the e Visas.
The e Tourist visa is available to international travel document holders for tourism purposes only, and you must have a passport with a validity of at least six months at the time of the application.
The eVisa India application is easy with us, you don't need to go to the India visa embassy, get an Indian visa appointment, or talk to an immigration officer. We only require the following information to get your India e tourist visa online:
It couldn't be easier to apply for your Indian e visa online than with iVisa.com. The process is very simple and takes around 10 minutes to complete. If you need help, iVisa.com's awesome support service will take your call 24/7 and will guide you through the Indian Visa application process, as follows:
Once you complete all three steps, just submit your application and sit back and relax while we process your visa! Wait for your e Visa to arrive in your e-mail inbox in the timeframe you have chosen. Our average turnaround time for e tourist visas right now is 17 hours!
You need to fill in a separate form for children (including newborn babies). If you have more than one child traveling with you, then you have to fill in and apply using a separate form for each child, and carry the visa approval along with a valid child's passport. 041b061a72