How to Get US Visa Without Visa Interview

Raghuram Sukumar F1 Visa, H1B Visa, Study in USA 16 Comments

Ulimboka Asks

I  want to know if there is an easy way to get a U.S. visa without being interviewed by a visa officer? If yes, what are the procedures to follow?

This is a very interesting question. So, do you think there will be an easy way to get into the U.S. without a visa?

US Visa Without Interview

There is something important you have to know – At Port of Entry in US, you will have to clear immigration and customs offices.

Recently, H-1B workers were denied entry into the U.S. after New H-1B Memo had been issued.

Usually, at a port of entry, officials will ask questions like:

  • What is the purpose of your visit?
  • Is this your first time to the U.S.?
  • How long will you stay?
  • Where will you stay?
  • And other similar questions

US Visa Drop Box

From the US Consulate, India – The United States Embassy and the U.S. Consulate Generals in New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, and Kolkata are ending the "drop box" facility for submitting U.S. visa applications.

This change in the visa application process will affect only the limited number of persons currently not required to appear in person for a visa appointment.

The reason for ending the drop-box facility is that beginning on July 2004, U.S. consular sections in India will start collecting fingerprint impressions from all visa applicants, except those traveling on official government business or who are under the age of 14 or those over 79 years old.


  1. Please let me know the chances of getting f-1 visa in the second attempt after changing the University from no rank to top ranked

  2. Hi,

    My cousin is holding valid US F1 Visa, The college she applied is for University of the Potomac, her classes are going to start from August and she is interested for the course as well but, in the mean some known students of her are saying not to attend the college as there are some issues at the port of entry. Exactly don’t know what the issue all about? Moreover, she don’t have other admit card for other university.Please advice us what to do ??

  3. i paid visa fee on 19th nov 2012 but i am unable to block the visa interview date.When i click continue button it is displaying no valid record can be found for the entered receipt to fix it now??could any one suggest me.

    1. It takes 3 business hours on working days only to get the reciept number updated

  4. hi nice to read articles like this and here i just wanted to know that if someone has been granted the visas then by when should he leave the country by last?is it possible to go on same visas for next semeter?

  5. hi i just wanted to know that if someone has been granted the visas then by when should he leave the country by last?is it possible to go on same visas for next semister?

  6. Hi Freiends,
    I got admission for fall intake from University of gannon,erie.when can i go for US consulate for VISA interview.Can I go now?Suggest me some better time

  7. hi i am a student of bagladesh reading in a government engineering university in mechanical engineering.I am a final year student,and i will get my undergraduate degree in march 2011.i wana make my degree in usa.I don't want to do gre.Is it must needed to go usa?when i should to do application in usa university.

  8. I was asked the following questions:

    What is the purpose of your visit?

    Which is your college?

  9. When I was in India.. I used to read your blogs as I was trying for F1 visa. Now when I have made it successfully to US.. I still read your blogs because I like the information you upload. Very interesting, useful, latest and as a fact it makes me sometimes famous in my Indian friends because I clear many doubts they ask me…. I refresh my general knowledge with your postings 🙂

    Thanks Raghu,
    All the very best.

    1. hi Varun, i am going to apply for F1 visa in two weeks time. what kind of questions should i expect.
      thanks man.

    2. and can u please let me know what other docs i should carry with me just to be on the safer side.
      thanx once again.

  10. Sometimes, yes. I know when i went for visa, few students got counter visa. Which means, you still have to go to the consulate, but the person checking the documents itself will give you visa, no interview. This happens completely random.

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