Your question: What happens in OFC appointment US visa?

An OFC appointment is intended to simplify and speed up visa processing. During this appointment, your biometrics and visa photograph will be taken. It’s a simple and straightforward process that occurs before your visa interview. Once you complete your OFC appointment, you will be able to attend your visa interview.

What is OFC appointment in US visa interview?

What is the Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC)? For faster processing of visa applications, the US embassy has set up Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC). Here, candidates give their fingerprints (Biometric) and visa photographs before their US visa interview. You need to book an appointment to visit the OFC center.

What should I carry for OFC appointment?

You should carry these documents for your OFC center appointment:

  • Original Passport (All old/expired passports should also be carried)
  • Appointment Confirmation Page – Printed Hard Copy is mandatory. …
  • DS-160 confirmation Page – Printed Hard Copy is mandatory.

What happens in Vac appointment?

Overview. Most applicants will be required to have an appointment at an Visa Application Center (VAC) prior to their appointment at the Consular Sections. Biometric information including fingerprints and digital photographs will be collected at the VAC.

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What happens during visa appointment?

Your fingerprint scan and facial scan will be captured. A digital fingerprint scanner will collect images of all 10 fingers, and at the same time a digital photo will be captured. This is a quick, discreet and non-intrusive process. Your digital photograph must show your full face.

What happens during OFC?

An OFC appointment is intended to simplify and speed up visa processing. During this appointment, your biometrics and visa photograph will be taken. It’s a simple and straightforward process that occurs before your visa interview. Once you complete your OFC appointment, you will be able to attend your visa interview.

What does OFC mean in visa?

What is an Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC) appointment? To make the visa process faster, the US embassy has set up the Offsite Facilitation Center where applicants give their biometrics and visa photos before their visa interview.

Can we only book OFC appointment?

Yes you can. There is no compulsion to select a particular interview location. The guidance just recommends you to to a location nearest to you. You can not only choose any of the locations but later if you change your mind you can even reschedule your appointment.

Can I change my OFC appointment date?

The appointment booking system at USTravelDocs.com that points to CGI Federal website provides the option to reschedule/ change or cancel the existing appointment. You can use the reschedule option for OFC Appointment that is for Biometrics collection and Visa interview appointment at Consulate.

Can OFC and visa interview be on the same day?

Ans: You cannot have a visa interview and OFC both on the same day. However, you can select any combination of OFC and Consular appointments available in their system without worrying about any minimum or maximum gap.

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What is the difference between OFC and vac?

You must schedule the VAC appointment at least one day before the interview appointment date. They’re two different things and generally take place at two different places and time. In the OFC appointment, one need to provide fingerprints and photograph(taken there).

Can I carry phone to vac?

Mobile phones are permitted in the visa application centre, but they must be switched to silent or vibrate mode. They should be switched on before entering the VAC. Devices that cannot be switched on cannot be taken into the visa application centre.

Is OFC and VAC same?

But according to the new rules, prior to your interview at the Consulate or Embassy, you are required to give the Biometrics information that includes fingerprints and photograph at one of the five Visa Application Center (VAC). The Visa Application Center are also know as Offsite Facilitation Centers (OFC).