Reschedule US Visa interview appointment
Yes, you can reschedule the visa interview appointment.
Rescheduling is only allowed before 24 hours of Biometrics appointment - India
You are not seeing the option as you have already booked or appeared for your bio-metrics appointment at OFC center.
The rescheduling option is only available up-to 24 hours before OFC fingerprinting appointment.
No official guidance is available from US embassy though. But, this has been observed by various users.
That’s the reason many people book OFC appointment just a day before the actual US embassy interview.
This gives them leeway to reschedule till 48 hours before visa interview.
Reschedule after interview date has passed - No Show
Yes, you can reschedule if you have missed your appointment date and interview.
Your application will be marked as ‘NO SHOW’ after 24-48 hours of your scheduled interview date, and then the rescheduling option will be available to you.
Please note if you are rescheduling the appointments, you may have to reschedule both (OFC and Visa officer) the interview again.
You will not be able to view the no show option. Don’t worry, your receipt will be activated within 24 hrs after the no show is updated in the system.
If you are unable to re-schedule the appointment even after 48 hours, you should contact the US Visa service desk at email@example.com .
You can log in to your profile on www.ustraveldocs.com/in for choosing the available date for rescheduling your interview.
Reschedule visa appointment - Repay Visa Fees?
The visa fee receipt is valid for one calendar year (365 days) from the date of payment.
Hence, you need not pay the visa fee again in order to reschedule your appointment.
Don’t reschedule - My opinion
If possible, do NOT miss your interview date and wait for reschedule.
Rescheduling option in India is highly restricted to avoid fraud.
You should try your best.
No Official information for Rescheduling - India
Note that there is no official information available from U.S. embassy / consulates in India or on the usatraveldocs.com India website.
This information has been obtained by using other people’s experience and usatraveldocs.com support desk.
Not sure why it has not been explicitly mentioned on the website openly.
But, it does leave a big gap and they MAY change it anytime since it has not been officially published!
So, be careful.