How to Book a Visa Appointment Online, DS Form and Sevis Fee, Apply for a U.S. Visa

DS Form and Sevis Fee

How to Book a Visa Appointment Online

Requirements: HDFC Visa Fee Receipt number (activated), Passport Details & SEVIS Number or I-20 Details


  1. Log on to
  2. Select the location of the interview, click test photo and upload your photo.
  3. Then click on the Start New Application button
  4. Then Fill out the 11 steps (personal, educational, and friend’s details).
  5. Note: Session will expire for every 20 Minutes so it is better to save the application into a location for every 10 Minutes.
  6. After Submitting DS-160, you will get a ‘CEAC’ CODE to block the visa date
  7. Take a print out of confirmation page
  8. After getting the CEAC code, Logon to
  9. In Visa Appointments click on ‘VFS online appointment system’
  10. Click on Schedule an Appointment and check I agree radio button and click continue
  11. Enter Passport Expire Date click continue
  12. Application Type:
  13. State of Residence: Andhra Pradesh
  14. Interview language: English
  15. Purpose of Travel: Studying in USA/Exchange Visitor
  16. Select Visa Class as F1
  17. Fill the form.
  18. Have you been refused visa twice: Ask the student if he is attending the Visa for the first time.
  19. Are you applying to the same visa class which expired: No?
  20. Click continue after viewing the available interview dates
  21. Enter Passport and Visa Fee Receipt Details
  22. First and Middle Name
  23. Surname or Family Name or Last Name
  24. Passport Number and HDFC barcode No
  25. Date of Birth
  26. Enter Mother Name & Re Enter Mother Name
  27. Fill in the Case-Sensitive Code
  28. Then after Enter Your CEAC CODE to block your visa date

SEVIS Fee (SEVIS: Student Exchange Visitor Information System)

Requirements: Complete and accurate I-20 and a printed copy of it, and Credit card to pay $100 fee


  • Log on to
  • Select I-20 radio button, then click OK
  • Enter Last Name, First Name & Middle Name
  • SEVIS Number & Date of Birth
  • Form I-901 protest agonist
  • Fill the receipt Delivery Address
  • Enter your Personal details (city of birth, Gender etc)
  • Enter School Code & Passport (if available) DS Forms / SEVIS Instructions
  • Enter Receipt Delivery Options and destination Telephone Number
  • Select your Mode of payment as Credit Card and Enter Credit Card details.
  • Click Submit.
  • Take the Print out of the Receipt weekend

Points to remember:

  • You can save a filled DS forms up to 7 days without booking a visa date
  • Visa online is having browser compatibility issues, hence use only Internet Explorer, and nothing else.
  • Visa Appointment can be cancelled only once.
  • You will get a confirmation, after submitting the DS 160 form.

Note: Make sure that all the details in the DS 60 form provided by you are correct.

  • Every time you change the DS 160 form, it gives a new code. Hence modifying the submitted form is not advisable.

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