U.S. Visa Application Centers (VAC) in India

U.S. Visa Application Centers (VAC) in India

US Visa Application Centers (VAC) locations are used by the visa applicants to submit biometric information, including their fingerprints and digital photograph. One VAC is located in each city where the Embassy or a Consulate is located. The visa application call center services will be closed only on Saturdays, Christmas, New Year’s, Holi, and Diwali.

You must take an appointment in advance before visiting the VAC. You will take an VAC appointment after you take the appointment for a U.S. visa interview at the embassy/consulate. The VAC 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 accommodate both appointments on the same day, but it is not guaranteed.

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

Schedule an appointment

Working Hours

Biometrics Appointment
Monday to Friday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed on Saturdays 

Submission of Drop Box / Interview Waiver (No Appointment) Application / 221(g) Application
Monday to Friday – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Passport Collection 
Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Only at the 5 VACs listed below)

Closed on Saturdays, Christmas, New Years, Holi, Diwali, Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti.


Good Sheperd
82 Kodambakkam High Road
Chennai 600 034
1-8-384/385, Gowra Grand S.P. Road,
Secundarabad – 500003
Jasmine Tower,
31, Shakespeare Sarani (1st Floor),
Kolkata – 700017
Parinee Crescenzo,
101 1st Floor, A Wing,
G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra East,
Mumbai – 400051
New Delhi
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station
Concourse Level
Baba Kharak Singh Marg
Connuaght Place
New Delhi 110 001

Documents to Bring to Appointment

You must appear in person for an appointment at the VAC. Bring the following documents with you:

When visiting the VAC, the same security measures as when visiting the embassy/consulate apply.

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

Fingerprinting process

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