Recently Hyderabad US consulate Ketharinadhan announced new process is convenient for all. Interview process and everything done in Local language only.
Online PR News – 08-February-2013 – Hyderabad – US simplified the VISA process and announce that the Standards and Procedures of VISA have changed.
Good news for America VISA applicants in India. The US embassy has come up with the simplest and efficient process for Applying VISA, Paying the VISA fee and other things regarding VISA. The new procedure will start up on the 26th of September 2012. The VISA application fee or amount can be done by Electronic Fund Transfer System or through the Mobile Phones. The Application Forms are now available in 33 centers all over the country. For the first time, there is a facility provided to apply for the VISA interview through Online or by calling to the call centers. Similarly provides different Languages to communicate with the applicants regarding the VISA process, not only in English and Hindi and also provides the Telugu, Punjabi and Gujarati languages.
"The demand of US VISA is increasing day by day throughout the world, for this reason we want to give an efficient procedure for applying VISA. Where the applicants can be finished the total requirements of VISA without going to the Embassy or any other Consular office. Said Julia Stanley US embassy consular minister at the press conference.
In this process, VISA applicants have to take two appointments, visiting the specially organized centers for fingerprints and attending the interview at the Embassy office or consular office. America gives more importance for the security of VISA forms and regarding other information, there is no doubt about security problem while visiting the different offices.
According to the new procedure, applicants can pay the fee through Electronic system or mobile phones and can also pay the fee directly at around 1800 Axis and CITI bank branches. Stanley said that, the fingerprints are not needed for the second time in case of VISA Renewals. For Eligible candidates, VISA can be extended up to ten years. In India, the applicants can get the VISA appointment within ten days, Any VISA will be in their hands in the next seven days.