If you wish to change your interview location, a new form DS-160 is not required. The Embassy or Consulate at which you actually apply can access your form using the barcode on your DS-160 confirmation page, which you must bring to the visa interview.
- Yes, you can change the location of the visa interview appointment after submitting the DS-160 form. You don’t have to fill the DS-160 form again for a change in consulate.
You can change the US embassy or choose a different city for your US visa interview after filling DS-160 without changing or filing a new DS160 visa application form. The new US consulate that you choose should be within the same country.
- 1 How can I change my DS-160 location?
- 2 Where can I change my US visa pickup location?
- 3 Can you reschedule visa interview appointment?
- 4 Can OFC and visa interview be in different locations?
- 5 How many days DS-160 is valid?
- 6 Can I change DS-160 after scheduling appointment?
- 7 How can I pass US visa interview?
- 8 How do I know if my US visa is ready for pickup?
- 9 How Long Does US embassy take to return passport?
- 10 What happens if you miss us visa interview?
- 11 How can I get US visa appointment early?
- 12 What happens if I cancel my visa appointment?
- 13 What is OFC appointment in US visa?
- 14 Is OFC and VAC same?
- 15 Can we change visa interview date after OFC?
How can I change my DS-160 location?
Go back to the CEAC website, click on DS – 160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, choose the consulate or embassy where you will be applying from the drop-down menu, and then click the “Upload an Application” tab. Then choose the location of your saved file, and click the Upload Data button.
Where can I change my US visa pickup location?
You may change your preferred document pick up location online or through the call center until 11:59 p.m. the day of your interview appointment. There is no cost to change your delivery preferences.
Can you reschedule visa interview appointment?
To reschedule a US nonimmigrant visa appointment, you can either call the VAC or change the date and time online. This will push the appointments to the next available timeslot that works for you. You must provide a valid reason as to why you are rescheduling so that the US Embassy takes it into account.
Can OFC and visa interview be in different locations?
It is totally possible to do that. In fact, I recently gave my OFC at Hyderabad and the interview in Chennai and got my passport back within 5 business days.
How many days DS-160 is valid?
You may complete your Form DS-160 over time, as long as you saved your progress. You have 30 days to return to a partially completed application and complete the DS-160. To access your application after 30 days, you must save it to your computer hard drive or USD flash drive.
Can I change DS-160 after scheduling appointment?
If you made a new DS – 160 after scheduling an appointment, please log in to your profile and update your DS – 160 confirmation number on the “ Update Profile” page at least two business days prior to your visa interview appointment. Note that your visa application will be processed based on this DS – 160 confirmation number.
How can I pass US visa interview?
The tips below are intended to help you prepare for your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate in your home country.
- Ties to Home Country.
- Speak for Yourself.
- Know the Program and How it Fits Your Career Plans.
- Be Concise.
- Supplemental Documentation.
- Not All Countries Are Equal.
How do I know if my US visa is ready for pickup?
If your visa application is approved, your passport and visa can be collected from the pickup location you selected when you scheduled for interview appointment. When your passport is available at selected location you will receive an email and an SMS that your passport is “ Ready for Pick Up ”.
How Long Does US embassy take to return passport?
If your immigrant visa application is approved by the consulate, it takes 7 to 10 days to get back your passport.
What happens if you miss us visa interview?
If you are late or have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel, and you will be required to book a new appointment after 24 hours.
How can I get US visa appointment early?
Applying for an Expedited Appointment
- Pay the visa application fee.
- Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160)form.
- Schedule an appointment online for the earliest available date.
What happens if I cancel my visa appointment?
You can cancel your appointment only one time and reschedule the appointment. After the second cancellation, you will have to pay the visa application fee again before being able to reschedule the appointment again. You can cancel your visa interview appointment up to two business days before your appointment.
What is OFC appointment in US visa?
An OFC appointment is intended to simplify and speed up visa processing. During this appointment, your biometrics and visa photograph will be taken. It’s a simple and straightforward process that occurs before your visa interview. Once you complete your OFC appointment, you will be able to attend your visa interview.
Is OFC and VAC same?
But according to the new rules, prior to your interview at the Consulate or Embassy, you are required to give the Biometrics information that includes fingerprints and photograph at one of the five Visa Application Center ( VAC ). The Visa Application Center are also know as Offsite Facilitation Centers ( OFC ).
Can we change visa interview date after OFC?
If you login to your Applicant Homepage, you will see a ‘ Reschedule Appointment ‘ Tab which will directly show you the available slots for Visa Interview, by skipping the OFC appointment page, since your OFC will already be completed. Yes, you can reschedule if you have missed your appointment date and interview.