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US Consulate Mumbai resumes H & L visa interviews

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U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai resumes H and L visa processing

The U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai is pleased to announce the resumption of interviews in Mumbai for H and L visas.  The H and L visa categories are petition-based and enable a beneficiary to work legally in the United States.  In 2010, Indians applicants received 65 percent of all H1B visas issued worldwide. 

The Consulate will open the appointment schedule on August 26, 2011; the first interview appointments available are on September 6, 2011.  All interviews will be conducted at the Lincoln House Consulate building, located at 78, Bhulabhai Desai Road, until further notice. 

Please visit VFS, our visa scheduling partner, at to make your visa appointment on-line.                                                                        

Scheduling Appointments
Make your appointment through the VFS website. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before the time noted on your appointment letter.

To reschedule or cancel an appointment, please follow the instructions on the VFS website.

Find wait times for visa processing and appointments here.

Apply Early!  Although the vast majority of visas are delivered in a week or less, some applications require administrative processing. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received your visa.

Emergency Appointment
If you have an emergency, please contact us at the appropriate email address below:

New Delhi: through VFS online appointment system

Family Interviews
Parents and children should schedule appointments together, even if they plan to travel separately. Each family member needs a DS-160 application barcode and HDFC receipt, and each family member needs an appointment. 

If children are applying, either parent may accompany the child to the interview.

If your children are not applying for visas, please do not bring them to the Consulate unless absolutely necessary. There is limited space in the waiting room, which may be uncomfortable for your children, and any added noise makes it difficult for other applicants to hear properly during their interviews.

P-visa and O-visa applicants/groups should apply together. Each group member is interviewed individually, and each member must completely fill out the DS-160. To schedule an appointment at Consulate General Mumbai, a representative of the group should visit our office, any business day, at 9:00 a.m. with the I-797 (Approval Notice of Action).


Frequently Asked Questions about Appointments Interviews

Nonimmigrant Visas: