Offsite Faciliation Centers in India

Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC) locations are used by the visa applicants to submit biometric information including their fingerprints and digital photograph. One OFC is located in each city where the Embassy or a Consulate is located.

You must take an appointment in advance before visiting the OFC. You will take an OFC appointment after you take the appointment for U.S. visa interview at the Embassy/Consulate. OFC appointment must be before Consular appointment. OFC appointment must be at least one day in advance of the Consular appointment. In that case, the applicants have no choice but to visit that city twice. The Embassy/Consulate may make the effort in future to be able to accomodate both appointments on the same day, but it is not guaranteed.

However, each applicant needs to visit OFC only once and not when renewing the visa in future. Over the time, it is expected that number of applicants that need to visit the OFC will reduce. In other words, OFC appointment is not required for those that qualify for interview waiver program.

Schedule an appointment

Working Hours
Monday through Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Saturdays


Chennai No 3, Cenotaph Road,
Tamil Nadu - 600018
Hyderabad 1-8-384/385, Gowra Grand S.P. Road,
Secundarabad - 500003
Kolkata Jasmine Tower,
31, Shakespeare Sarani(1st Floor),
Kolkata - 700017
Mumbai Trade Center,
Ground Floor, G. Block,
Bandrakurla Complex,
Bandra East,
Mumbai - 400051
New Delhi S-1 American Plaza, (Hotel Eros Managed by Hilton),
International Trade Tower,
Nehru Place,
New Delhi - 110019

Documents to Bring to Appointment

You must appear in person for an appointment at the OFC. Bring the following documents with you:
When visiting OFC, the same security measures as when visiting the Embassy/Consulate apply.

There is no additional fee for OFC appointment as the visa fee already includes the OFC service.

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