Ed Guru / F1 VISA Guidnce

New Visa appointment procedures - USA

New Visa appointment procedures - USA - with effect from 3rd October 2005

Initially, the following payments have to be made by applicants at designated HDFC Bank branches.

1) A DD for Rs 4,400/- favoring 'US Consulate' New Delhi or 'American Consulate General, Chennai / Kolkata'.

2) Another DD for Rs 276/- favoring 'HDFC Bank, A/c VFS', payable at the city of issue (Eg. Hyderabad).

When going to HDFC Bank, please carry with you a photocopy of the 1st page of the applicant's passport.

Following are the designated branches of HDFC Bank, in Andhra Pradesh.


3rd floor Kalpavruksha estate
Himayath Nagar
Hyderabad , 500029

Banking Hours for all the above 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM. Sat: 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM

Once these DDs are obtained, the applicant need to wait for two days and then go online at http://vfs-usa.co.in to obtain an appointment. It is important to note that obtaining appointment is not possible within two days from the date of obtaining Demand Drafts.

Applicants from Hyderabad/AP may also submit their visa applications at the following address:

Regional helpline number at Chennai 044-52316767

If more information is required, please contact the Chennai office of VFS by email or phone number, as given above.

Please note that the above fee payable is per Passport, and will be valid for a period of one year only. If an interview is not attended or one year lapses, fee is payable afresh.

Please note: There is no visa issuance fee for F category applicants. Only fees payable are the Visa application fee and service charges to VFS, as explained above.