• OFC appointment Procedure for US Visa

    OFC appointment Date booking Procedure for US Visa. Documents required for attend OFC Appointment. Location where you can attend US Visa.

    OFC Appointment

    Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC) visa appointment is the one you need to take attend prior to main visa interview. You need to submit photo and give finger prints at a location other than US Embassy . And the 2nd Visa Interview appointment will bee with US Embassy. You must schedule for OFC visa appointment atlease one day prior to Visa Interview with US Consulate.

    OFC appointment is only for first time Visa applicants. Most of the F1 Visa applicants are first time applicants. So, they will need OFC visa date.

    OFC dates can be booked though http://ustraveldocs.com/ website.

    Video Tutorial about Visa Date booking Procedure >>>

    With the new system you need two visa appointments and the procedure would be

    1) Attend OFC appointment and give finger prints
    2) Attend Main Visa Interview with US Embassy.

    You must reserve OFC appointment atleast one day prior to main Visa Interview.

    Documents required for OFC Appointment

    To schedule your OFC appointment you need have the following information and documents available:
    1) Passport
    2) Visa application fee(MVR fee) Receipt.
    3) DS-160 confirmation page.
    4) Visa appointment confirmation page.
    4) Students may need to carry I20(Better to carry), and H1B worked must carry i-797 form.

    Video tutorial for US Visa Appintment booking (OFC Appointment + Actual visa appointment) procedure >>

    OFC Operation Hours and OFC Locations

    Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    City Branch Address
    Mumbai Bandra East, Mumbai - 400051 Trade Center, Gr. Floor, G Block,
    Bandrakurla Complex
    Chennai Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018 No 3, Cenotaph Road
    Hyderabad Begumpet, Secunderabad 500003 1-A-384/385, Gowra Grand, S.P.Road
    Kolkata Kolkata 700017 Jasmine Tower, 31, Shakespeare Sarani (1st Floor)
    New Delhi Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019 S - 1 American Plaza, (Hotel Eros Managed by Hilton),
    International Trade Tower
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. abhi31nav's Avatar
      abhi31nav -
      Hi Sir,

      Can I book my visa appointment place and OFC appointment place different . Please help.
    1. devyani's Avatar
      devyani -

      I have same doubt .Can we book both appointments at different different places?
    1. h1bvisas's Avatar
      h1bvisas -
      hi Did you figure out if we can take OFC and consular appointment in seperate cities. Please advise thanks
    1. thevenus's Avatar
      thevenus -
      Quote Originally Posted by h1bvisas View Post
      hi Did you figure out if we can take OFC and consular appointment in seperate cities. Please advise thanks
      OFC & Consular appointment should be in teh same consulate/city. The system would not allow to choose different places,though you can choose a different place for DS 160 but consular and OFC should be at the same consulate.
      hope this helps.

      Signed on Aug 2013
    1. vanish's Avatar
      vanish -
      hi sir i had wrongly entered my first name in ustraveldocs profile can i update it, will be any problem if i go to the ofc with
      a minor mistake in appointment conformation letter please help me
    1. Rupinder's Avatar
      Rupinder -
      Hi I have booked my appointment wrongly 2 days Friday and Monday can I change for same day
    1. Bhagyak's Avatar
      Bhagyak -
      hi do we need to book the slot for ofc appointment again if we are going for the VI second time ?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      There is no specific visa fee receipt that I have. In my appointment confirmation letter, there is a segment indicating that I paid the application fee and I received a mail stating that the unique ID i used for the payment has been activated. Is this enough?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      yes we can book OFC appointment in one city and US consulate appointment in other city. It should be fine
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hi, I have my US Visa Interview help on 14th Nov 2014....

      1) Should I take OFC interview date after the US Visa interview?
      2) Should I take OFC appointment from Kolkata as my US Visa interview on Mumbai...Kindly help me asap.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Sir i didnt attend my ofc appointment prior to my visa can i reschedule it or i have to pay my visa fee again!?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      i got my mvr no, then i login to visa website its show fee payment $160 and next available date for appointment but when i click on appointment schedule apge i refresh and m not able to both fee payment $160 and next available date for appointment . Now i am not able to schedule appointment
    1. Swati660's Avatar
      Swati660 -
      Hi , my ofc is done . I have my visa interview on 23 rd June .But I got a mail from visa consulate saying that appointments between 22nd to 26 th June have to rescheduled . I don't know if I have to reschedule my ofc appointment also . Pls help
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I have missed my OFC appointment.What is the procedure to reschedule it and take another date?Is it possible?Will i have to reschedule both visa interview and ofc appointment?Kindly help!!!
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Completed my OFC / VAC interview at Chennai on 10th Aug 2015 :

      A) The address for the VAC is not on Cenotaph Road anymore, it's close to 'Valuvar Kottam', another landmark is the 'Valluvar Kottam Water Tower'.
      The official address that's mentioned in the VAC appointment letter is '82, Kodambakkam High Road'.
      It's in a building called 'Good Sheperd' & has a Samsung board on the outside.
      The entrance is at the rear of this building, search for 'Subbarayan Street' on Google-Maps.

      B) If you're in time for your appointment, just approach the security with your appointment letter & you will be sent inside
      Do not be confused by the people queuing in front of the gate as I was
      I waited in the queue for 10 whole minutes before realizing that the people in the queue were not waiting in line for their appointments !

      C) You'll need only the following 3 documents for the VAC appointment :
      1) VAC Appointment Letter
      2) Passport
      3) DS-160 Printout
      There's no need for anything else, neither are the VAC folks authorized nor qualified to look at any other documents

      D) Ensure the DS-160 form has the correct information
      A number of applicants were turned away since their details in their Passports & DS-160s didn't match
      If you can edit your DS-160 within 4 hours of your appointment time, you will still be allowed in

      The entire VAC appointment will be completed in less than 10 minutes.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Is mobile phone allowed inside the OFC centre in '82, Kodambakkam High Road' oofice.?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Are you sure about this? Do you know anyone who had OFC appointment and Interview in different cities? I have my OFC appointment in Mumbai on 13 Nov and Interview in Delhi on 18 November. I wanted to be sure.

      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      yes we can book OFC appointment in one city and US consulate appointment in other city. It should be fine
    1. diadhk's Avatar
      diadhk -
      I need Help!

      I have my Biometrics appointment on 13th November '15 in Mumbai and Visa interview on 19th November '15 in Delhi. I had to last minute change my appointment dates as Lufthansa went on a strike and I would have missed my Biometric appointment. Now I have a few questions and would be really glad if someone could reply to me as soon as possible.

      1. Can I have the two appointments in different cities? I know 2 people answered this question above, but one said yes one said no. The thing is the system let me choose different cities, so I am assuming I can do it in different cities, but just wanted to be sure.

      2. I have rescheduled my appointment once already. What is the maximum times I can reschedule my appointment?

      3. Anyone who has recently done Biometrics, could you please tell me if I need to get a visa picture clicked or not? When I had gone for my student visa I didn't need one and had clicked at the Consulate itself.

      4. Now this is a big one. So I just realized that the H1B is valid till 16th September 2018 and my Passport is valid till 16 November 2018. Now, would there be a problem, since my passport expires after 2 months of my visa expiration? (the website says passport should be valid till 6 months beyond intended stay.) Now, I checked similar issues on other forums and looks like Indian Gov. renews passport only 12 months before expiration date of passport, so i cant get a new passport right now. Anyways, I am going to visit India once or more before my passport expires and I didn't realize at all since my passport expiration was so far away. Does anyone have any suggestions?

      Thanks for your help in advance!!!
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      I have missed my OFC appointment.What is the procedure to reschedule it and take another date?Is it possible?Will i have to reschedule both visa interview and ofc appointment?Kindly help!!!
      How did you solved i am aloso in same situation ?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      i have taken my appointment in Gujarati language but i will change my language so it is possible??? how???
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