Appointment at US consulate India for B2

Is appointment available for B2 tourist visa for parents for first time? Or is it affected because of covid and travel ban? If yes, then when can we expect to open.?

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Any reply would be appreciated?

Received following reply for my inquiry. Hope this helps you.

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for writing to the U.S. Visa Service Desk.

We understand that you would like to know about the resumption of Nonimmigrant visa services.

In response to your question, The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India have resumed immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services in all categories while maintaining health and safety protocols.

We are unable to comment regarding availability of slots. Slots are available on the basis of first come first serve. You may login to your profile on and go through the steps of scheduling an appointment to know the current availability.

Additionally, you may refer to the link:’appointment-wait-times for information regarding appointment wait time.

We hope this information is helpful to you.

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U.S. Visa Service Desk.