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Mumbai - Visa Dates Availibility

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I stay in New York so it is Eastern Time Zone. I saw Nov. 29 date open up at 11:30PM (EST) so 10AM India time. But that was on Sunday (11/13). Yesterday (11/14), I din't see any dates open at all. Hope this helps.

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has anybody thought about appearing at Delhi rather than Mumbai. My address is in Gujarat, so it falls under Mumbai, but for H1B we can go to any of 5 consulate. I was confused about their doc submission whether A'bad VFS center will accept doc for Delhi or not, but Delhi consulate doesn't require doc submission at all. we can just take with us at time of interview.

Anyone has more information about Delhi consulate? How their process is , is it hard to get approval compared to Mumbai etc..

Thanks!

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Friends,

Do you see Mumbai listed under Earliest Available Date?

I dont even see Mumbai listed.

Please advise.

Thanks

even I do not see mumbai.

chennai and new delhi are showing up though. kolkata does not show up as well.

Has VFS recently changed its policy regarding visa appointment scheduling? The website states that they do not allow scheduling more than a month in advance.

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goodluckishere

Mumbai was never listed under available dates... it has been two weeks now...One night, only one date (Nov. 29) opened up for a few minutes...and since then Mumbai has not been listed yet.

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I love this post !!! even I saw Nov 29th on Sunday night around midnight before going to bed... keep us posted guys when you see, hear or smell anything... cheers

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I confirmed with VFS - for H1B renewal only, (same class of visa which is currently valid or has expired within the past 12 months) - you can use the same HDFC receipt, same DS-160 (even if it shows Mumbai) and go to any other consulate fro stamping.

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We can use already submitted DS-160 form for a consulate like say Mumbai, to another consulate say Delhi for interview appointment. No need to fill DS-160 form again separately for other consulate.

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i dont see any dates for Mumbai or Delhi while other consulates showing 1st week of Dec. Anyone has any luck? I am looking for 1st week of Dec at mumbai or Delhi. share the info if anyone is in same boat.

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Guys, I am looking for dates at Mumbai location in the second week of December, I stay in Cleveland, OH so EST timezone, when should I check the availability of dates?

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Thank you faithalways, unfortunately I missed it !! Can you suggest me some best EST times at which I should check for Mumbai dates? Seems like many people is able to see dates after 10:30 PM EST!

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A question - my first H1B visa expired in Sep 2010, currently I have renewed I-797 and I am going to India this Dec, what should I select for the question - "Are you applying for the same visa category which is currently valid or has expired in less than one year? I have I-797 and my last H1B expired a year ago. The reason why I am asking this question is, when I select "Yes" I could see dates for Mumbai consulate, but when I select "No" I can not see Mumbai consulate.

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A question - my first H1B visa expired in Sep 2010, currently I have renewed I-797 and I am going to India this Dec, what should I select for the question - "Are you applying for the same visa category which is currently valid or has expired in less than one year? I have I-797 and my last H1B expired a year ago. The reason why I am asking this question is, when I select "Yes" I could see dates for Mumbai consulate, but when I select "No" I can not see Mumbai consulate.

in same boat. i emailed same questions to vfs, lets see.

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I have the same question as Rahul. The H1B visa stamp in my passport is expired on December 2009-but I have always been on H1B visa after that (valid I-797 throughout). Actually have been on H1B for past 6 years or so (just the stamp is expired 2 years ago)

What should I select for this question: "Are you applying for the same visa category which is currently valid or has expired in less than one year?"- If YES, looks like Mumbai dates are available...if NO, no Mumbai!!

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Any luck guys? Did you hear back from VFS? I sent them an e-mail and got following reply-not much help. In the meanwhile I am not able to see any appointments for Mumbai under regular category.

Kindly note in case an applicant is applying for the visa class which is the same as the previous one and is still valid or has expired less than 12 months from the scheduled date of interview, then he / she can schedule the appointment under visa renewal category by selecting “Yes” to the question ‘Are you applying for the same class of visa which is currently valid or has expired within the past 12 months?’

Further, in case the applicant is applying for the visa class which is the same as the previous one and is expired more than 12 months from the scheduled date of interview, then he / she can schedule the appointment under the regular category by selecting“NO” to the question ‘Are you applying for the same class of visa which is currently valid or has expired within the past 12 months?’

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@gpangu - Same here, I got the same response back. Seems like in my situation, I need to select "No" and keep looking for Mumbai visa dates in regular category. I have been checking dates throughout the last weekend and unable to find any single Mumbai date! I can see couple to dates open if I select "Yes".

All - What should be the best time to look for dates? And if I go to India without selecting any date and will stop by at VFS, will they be of any help?

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