US STUDENT VISA
FOR INDIAN STUDENTS
General information and tips for obtaining US
Student Visa for Indian Students
How many Indian students
are studying in USA?
79736 students from India are studying in USA as of
2003-2004 academic year. There's no doubt the the
number of Indian students is more than any other
international students studying in USA
Has chance of obtaining
USA student visa become difficult after 9/11 terrorist
attack in USA?
No, it 9/11 terrorist attack hasn't brought any change
in the chance of obtaining USA student visa however US
government has tightened the visa approval process for
Should first time students
apply earlier for US student visa?
Yes, it is suggested that Indian students should apply
earlier for US student visa but not earlier than 90
days before the commencement of Class in selected US
How early can Indian
students enter USA?
First time students are permitted to enter USA prior
than 30 days before the commencement of classes.
How to make appointment
for a US Student visa?
To make an appointment you should go to
Where to apply for Indian
Students must apply in the nearest US consulate
office for US student visa. Some details about the
consulate office is given below:
States of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab,
Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and
US Embassy, New Delhi
New Delhi 110 021
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and the Union Territories of
Lakshadweep islands and Pondicherry.
American Consulate General, Chennai
No. 220 Anna Salai, Chennai 600006
Maharashtra, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Union Territories
of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
American Consulate General, Mumbai
Lincoln House, 78 Bhulabhai Desai
Road, Mumbai 400026
Tel: 91-022-2363-3611 to 3618
West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura,
Meghalaya, Orissa, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam and the Union
Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
American Consulate General, Kolkata
5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata
What documents are
required to apply for US Student Visa?
Students must submit complete application forms
including DS-156, DS-158, and if required DS-157. A
Visa Photo. A demand draft for the application fee in
the amount of Rupees 4400 however visa issuance fee is
not required. A Passport, SEVIS-generated I-20 form,
Financial documents which prove students can meet all
the expenses during their study in US, your previous
educational achievements and the documents that shows
you'll return back to India otherwise they'll reject
you showing the cause of your ties with your nation.
What is the cost to apply
for US Student Visa?
Students need A demand draft for the application fee
the amount of Rupees 4400. However they'll not charge
for issuing a visa. Students will also have to pay
$100 as SEVIS.
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