Offsite Facilitation Centre (OFC) Appointment – Documents and Process

OFC Appointment

There is an OFC office located in all 6 cities in India, where the Consulate or Embassy is located. All applicants are required to surrender their biometric information such as digital photographs and fingerprints. It is compulsory to make an appointment before arriving at the OFC office, and you only need to do this after you have been given an interview slot for a US visa at the Consulate.

The OFC appointment must always precede the US Consular appointment, and there is also a stipulation that it must at least be one day of the Consular appointment. You only need to visit an OFC office once, however if you qualified for an interview waiver you are then not required to visit an OFC.

Process:

On-Line Facility to Book OFC Appointment

Here is the link to register for an OFC Appointment: https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/

  • Find OFC in your near by City
  • Make an OFC Appointment
  • Submit Biometric Photp and Fingerprint at OFC

Documents Needed:

Be organised and have these documents ready the day before your OFC appointment, and not 30 minutes before you catch the train for your appointment:-

  • Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay to the USA)
  • DS-160 Confirmation Page
  • OFC Appointment Confirmation Page
  • Fee receipt

What about Other Supporting Documents? Do I Need it?

You need not fret, as you will not be asked to produce any other documents such as your bank statements, bank passbook, birth certificate, utility bills, sponsor’s passport or payslips, tenancy agreements, property ownership. You will not be asked to bring your cat, dog or favourite dvd Bollywood movie either, so you may leave all of these at home. 🙂

OFC Opening Times & Locations

Monday to Friday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday  – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

City Address
Chennai No 3, Cenotaph Road,Teynampet, Chennai,

Tamil Nadu – 600018

 

Hyderabad 1-8-384/385, Gowra Grand,S.P.Road, Begumpet,

Secunderabad – 500003

 

Kolkata Jasmine Tower,31, Shakespeare Sarani (1st Floor),

Kolkata – 700017

 

Mumbai Trade Center, Gr. Floor, G Block,Bandrakurla Complex,

Bandra East, Mumbai – 400051

 

New Delhi S – 1 American Plaza, (Hotel Eros Managed by Hilton),International Trade Tower, Nehru Place,

New Delhi – 110019

 

Security Restrictions at OFC

Please note that all applicants are subject to a stringent security inspection. So, keep your bag free from items such as memory sticks, like flash drives, blue tooth devices and the cell phones and cameras are prohibited.

Questions:

Can i book the ofc appointment much before or Should it have to be 1 day before?

Yes, you can book the appointment much before if the online system has the available slots.

For H4 Visa, Can i book the OFC appointment before my marriage and attend the consular marriage? What should i fill in the marital status?

Yes, You can. You should fill your marital status as “Married”.

Can i book the OFC appointment in one city and Consular appointment in another city?

Yes.

 

3 Comments on "Offsite Facilitation Centre (OFC) Appointment – Documents and Process"

  1. HOW TO GET FEE RECEIPT

  2. Chennai OFC Address is incorrect. Please have this checked and corrected. Its at No 82 Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 34

  3. What is the maximum gap I can have between my OFC appointment and the Consular appointment?

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