In other words, if you apply now (February 2006) for a visitor visa, you will get an appointment for a visa interview any time after July 9, 2006, onwards in Mumbai and from June 15, 2006 in Chennai.
Compare these figures with select US consulates in major world cities from where large numbers of visitors travel to the US:
Unfortunately for India, the waiting time is the longest compared to any other cities across the world including Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Ever since personal interview and fingerprinting for all non-immigrant visa applicants was introduced, the waiting queue at the US consulates disappeared but the electronic queue has tremendously increased.
L is an intra-company transfer, which means that a manager or an executive is being transferred from an Indian company in India to its branch, subsidiary or parent company in the US with certain conditions.
Documentation for emergency visits
This process also requires appointment, and applicants when they come to India, cannot wait for four months as they would lose their jobs in the US.
In such cases they have to plan booking in advance from the US and in case their individual situation is such that their existing visa is expiring and they need to get an H visa quickly, they have to send their official papers including copy of passport to the visa center and request for an emergency appointment while in the US.
Do not carry mobile phones or any other electronic instrument like calculators, iPods, walkmans etc or even items like deodorants, notebooks, make-up etc.
~ Where are you going? (for all)
~ What is the objective of your visit? (for businessmen)
~ Why did you chose this university? (for students)
~ Who will finance your studies? (for students)
~ What will you do on your return? (for all)
~ What will you do if I do not issue a visa to you? (for all)