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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 security.

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 universities.

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 ttsvisas.com

Where to apply for Indian Student Visa?
Students must apply in the nearest US consulate office for US student visa. Some details about the consulate office is given below:

New Delhi
States of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Bhutan.
US Embassy, New Delhi
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021
Tel: 011-2419-8000
FAX: 011-24198407
Email: nivnd@state.gov

States of 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
Tel: 91-044-2857-4242
FAX: 91-044-2811-2027
Email: chennainiv@state.gov

States of 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
FAX: 91-022-2363-0350
Email: mumbainiv@state.gov

States of 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 700071
Tel: 91-033-3984-2400
FAX: 91-033-2282-2335
Email: ConsularKolkata@state.gov

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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