The US Embassy in India recently announced that all non-immigrant visa interviews scheduled between June 22 and June 26, 2015 have been cancelled. Applicants who have scheduled visa interviews at the embassy in New Delhi or at a US Consulate in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad during this period will have to reschedule their visa interviews and biometric appointments for a date later than July 6, 2015.
The cause of this cancellation period is linked to a hardware failure that occurred in a US State Department facility on June 9. Due to this failure, the Department is unable to process or transmit the biometric data checks at embassies and consulates where visas are issued.
Cancelled Visa Interview Locations
Visa interviews at the following US Embassies or Consulates in India have been cancelled from June 22 to June 26.
- US Embassy in New Delhi
- US Consulate in Mumbai
- US Consulate in Kolkata
- US Consulate in Chennai
- US Consulate in Hyderabad
The embassy apologizes for the inconvenience caused to applicants whose visa interview dates were scheduled during this period, but encourages applicants to reschedule their appointments, including biometric enrollment and visa interview.
Applicants must reschedule their appointment to a later date after July 6, 2015. Applicants can stay updated and find further visa information by visiting http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html.
Pick Up Passport
Once visa services are restored, applicants will be notified via email or SMS of when their passport is ready for pickup.