H1B Visa Appointment

All US visa appointments and online visa fee payments are made online on the (US Travel Docs) website.
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US Travel Docs is a third-party organization that manages the administrative function of the visa application process. A prior appointment is required to appear for the interview. You can make your in-person interview appointment via their website as well as pay any necessary fees. Verify the wait time at each US consulate in India before you make an appointment.

Setting Up a Visa Appointment

  • An interview appointment is required for those planning to obtain an H1B visa to USA.
  • You can make a visa interview appointment online on the US Travel Docs website.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to book your interview — you may not get your preferred date and time. Book an interview appointment as soon as you can.
  • Before setting up appointment, determine which US consulate you need to apply to. See the list of US Consulates in India here.
  • Check for the earliest available interview date.
  • Check the visa wait times at a specific US consulate before making your appointment.

Documents Required to Schedule Visitor Visa Interview Appointment

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay
  • Visa application fee payment receipt
  • DS-160 Form confirmation page
  • E-mail address

Emergency Appointments

Emergency appointments can be granted on a limited basis for medical or humanitarian based emergencies only. Emergency appointment is for real emergencies only. If it is found that you misrepresented the reasons for travel, such facts will be noted on your case file and it may have adverse effect on your visa interview.

See more about US Visa Emergency Appointment

Move Visa Appointment to a Later Date

You can typically reschedule an appointment up to three total times. To move your appointment to later date a second time, first cancel your current appointment and then book a new appointment.

Move Appointment to an Earlier Date

To move your appointment to an earlier date, cancel your current appointment and then book a new appointment. You can typically only do this three total times, so be wise in your appointment rescheduling.

Cancel an Appointment

  • You can cancel your visa interview appointment up to two business days before your appointment unless your interview appointment is scheduled at the US Consulate in Mumbai. If your appointment is at the US Consulate in Mumbai, you can cancel your appointment up to four business days before the appointment.
  • In order to cancel the appointment, log into your profile on the ustraveldocs.com website and click on the “Cancel Appointment” link in the menu. Once you confirm, the appointment will be cancelled and you can make another appointment.
  • There is no fee for cancelling an appointment.
  • However, you will not get a refund if you cancel your appointment and do not attend a rescheduled appointment. Your fees are good for one year from payment, so you must make an interview appointment within a year from when you pay your fees.
  • If you are unable to attend your H1B visa interview, see our visa interview guide for what to do next.
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