The U.S. Embassy in India announced this week that it will implement a new visa processing system throughout India to further standardize procedures and simplify fee payment and appointment scheduling through a new website. Beginning September 26, 2012, U.S. visa applicants will be able to pay application fees via Electronic Fund Transfer, with their mobile phones or in cash at an Axis bank branch.
On September 26, applicants will be able to schedule appointments online at the new website: www.ustraveldocs.com/in. Applicants can also schedule their appointments by phone. Companies and travel agents will also be able to purchase multiple fee receipts for group travel, and the system will accommodate the scheduling of group and emergency appointments. Please note that under the new system, applicants will have to make two appointments. Prior to their visa interviews, applicants will be required to visit an Offsite Facilitation Center to submit fingerprints and a photo.
Learn more at www.ustraveldocs.com.