US Visa Dropbox Submission Process, Form 221g Location India, Fingerprinting

Dropbox Locations India include Delhi, Mumbai among 11 VFS or CGI centers for form 221g document submission. Open 10 AM to 4 PM Monday to Friday. Appointment required.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  3 Mar, 20 #dropbox


US visa application process is managed by third party service provider and has their offices in various Indian cities. You can visit any of these locations to drop your US visa documents on any working day.

These offices are called CGI Document Drop-Off Locations.

Dropbox appointment is required for dropping your documents.

How to Drop Documents

Take Dropbox Appointment at your preferred US embassy drop-off location:

  • New Delhi Embassy–  drop at New Delhi, Chandigarh, or Jalandhar processing centers.
  • Mumbai – drop off at Mumbai, Pune or Ahmedabad processing centers.
  • Chennai – drop off at Chennai, Bangalore, or Kochi.
  • Hyderabad – Can only drop documents at Hyderabad.
  • Kolkata – should drop off documents at Kolkata.

There is no dropbox as such at the VFS centers. You will visit the center and wait for your turn with a token. Once your token number is called, you will see the person on window and submit your documents.

  • Do not seal the documents in envelope. Carry them in open transparent folder.
  • VFS will take care of documents once you submit.

Your friend or relative can submit your documents but it is strongly recommended that you visit your self in-person.

Parents can submit their kid’s documents. A husband can visit alone and submit both wife and child’s documents.

Example: If you are applying for H1B visa, you can submit use the H1B document checklist here and H4 visa checklist here to submit along with your passport.

US Visa Dropbox Locations India

Shivaji Stadium Metro Station Concourse Level
Baba Kharak Singh Marg Connaught Place
New Delhi – 110001
Parinee Crescenzo, 101, 1st Floor, A Wing, G Block
Bandrakurla Complex Bandra East
Mumbai – 400051
Good shepherd, No 82,
Kodambakkam High Road,
Chennai – 600034
1-8-384/385, Ground Floor,
Gowra Grand
S.P.Road, Begumpet
Hyderabad – 500003
Jasmine Tower 31
Shakespeare Sarani (1st Floor)
Kolkata – 700017
Elante Offices, Gate 3, Unit B-208, 2nd Floor
Block B, Plot No 178-178A,
Industrial and Business Park,
Phase 1
Chandigarh – 160002
Punjab – India
Aman Plaza, 3rd floor, 310 Lajpat Nagar,
Nakodar Chowk,
Punjab – 144001
Gujarat Chambers Building
Shri Ambika Mills Ashram Road
Ahmedabad – 380009
F Core, Marvel Edge,
4th Floor, Viman Nagar,
Pune – 411014
Maharashtra – India
Unit No.: 305,
Level 3, Second Floor,
Prestige Atrium, No.1 Central Street,
Bengaluru – 560001
Karnataka – India
1st Floor Coastal Chambers,
Opposite Mercy Hotel, M.G Road
Kochi Kerala – 682015

Form 221g Documents Dropbox

You can also submit your form 221g documents at same VFS dropbox.

The form 221g slip color like blue, white, pink, green, yellow etc and the list of documents requested decides what you need to submit.

VFS center employees are not capable of judging your documents to match what has been requested in your form 221g.

It is possible that you may have a huge bundle of hundreds of pages that may include your employer’s client contracts, client letters and other salary related documents. There is no need to worry as VFS will accept all those bundles of papers.

Tracking after Dropbox

There is no tracking number issued by VFS center separately for your documents. You can use your passport number to track your US visa status on CEAC website.

You will submit your passport for US visa stamp with your other visa supporting documents.

You will get an email from US embassy if you are required to appear for an interview after Dropbox or fingerprinting.

Some people do get an email for passport collection and when they collect the passport, they have been asked to visit US embassy for fingerprinting using green form 221g slip.

DropBox Eligibility

If you are eligible for interview waiver meaning that you do not need to appear for in-person US visa interview at US embassy, you can visit any of the above mentioned locations and submit your visa application.

The processing time varies from 1 day to 6 weeks and you may be called for a visa interview too.

If you are issued form 221g for fingerprints after dropping documents, you will need to visit the US embassy for proving your identity.

Document Dropbox Location Hours?

Each US visa Dropbox location in India is open from Monday to Friday, 10 AM in morning to 4 PM in evening.

VFS center Dropbox Holidays?

VFS locations are closed on local Indian state holidays in addition to US holidays. Please make sure that there is holiday on the day you are planning to visit CGI location for dropping off your visa papers or form 221g documents.

Source: USATravelDocs

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  3 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. Mithibai Haria
    Mithibai Haria 5 Dec, 19 at 4:21 pm

    You mention here: “Your friend or relative can submit your documents but it is strongly recommended that you visit your self in-person.” Is there a reason for this? My husband’s B2 visa documents for dropbox are ready and date is fixed. I have asked my daughter to submit his documents. If this is important, then I’ll ask my husband to visit personally for dropbox appointment. Pls respond

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 Dec, 19 at 4:21 pm

      It is always better to submit your own documents yourself so that you can answer any document query that the agent may have. They do check the documents.

      It is your choice if you want to ask someone to drop them for you. It is legally allowed.

      • Mithibai Haria
        Mithibai Haria 23 Dec, 19 at 2:24 pm

        This is to update on my husband’s US visa. We decided that we’d let our daughter handle everything. It was very smooth. As you mention, just old passports with old visa stamps and the current passport was to be given with the appointment confirmation page and a photo. Apparently for re-issue of visitor’s visa, provided there is a good US travel history, no questions are asked. She observed even fathers /wives /travel agents of applicants submitting the papers. To pick up the passport too, as you mentioned, she just needed the documents as per ustraveldocs website. Thank you

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