American Embassy Kolkata, India
Kolkata US Consulate
US Consulate General
5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700071
|January 1||Thursday||New Year’s Day||American|
|January 19||Monday||Martin Luther King’s Birthday||American|
|January 26||Monday||Republic Day||Indian|
|February 16||Monday||Washington’s Birthday||American|
|April 3||Friday||Good Friday||Indian|
|May 25||Monday||Memorial Day||American|
|July 3*||Friday||Independence Day||American|
|September 7||Monday||Labor Day||American|
|October 2||Friday||Gandhi Jayanti||Indian|
|October 12||Monday||Columbus Day||American|
|October 20||Tuesday||Durga Puja (Saptami)||Indian|
|October 21||Wednesday||Durga Puja (Astami)||Indian|
|October 22||Thursday||Durga Puja (Nabami & Dasami)||Indian|
|October 26||Monday||Lakshmi Puja||Indian|
|November 10||Tuesday||Kali Puja||Indian|
|November 26||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day||American|
|December 25||Friday||Christmas Day||American|
West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Orissa, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam and the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Types of Visas:
As of January 1, 2012, the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai stopped processing Immigrant Visa petitions.
Visitors to the United States require nonimmigrant visas. The type of visa you need depends on your purpose of travel. Unless specifically noted, all nonimmigrant visa applicants follow the same application process.
Business and Tourism
B1/B2 visas are for visiting family, taking a holiday, seeking medical treatment or participating in short-term business activities like meetings and conferences.
Working in the United States
If you are traveling for petition-based work in the United States on an H-1B or L visa
Specialized Workers (H1-B, H-4)
Intra-Company Transfers (L-1, L-2)
Students and Exchange Visitors
If you are attending school, participating in student or faculty exchange programs, or performing research scholarship, you will need an F, M or J visa.
Academic Students (F1, F2)
Non-Academic Students (M1, M2)
Exchange Visitors (J1, J2)
Crew Members for Airlines and Ships
If you are working aboard a plane or ship bound for the United States, you will need a C1/D visa.
Performers, Entertainers and Athletes
P visas are for those traveling to give culturally unique performances in the United States.
Official and Diplomatic Travel
Diplomats and members of some international organizations qualify for A, G, or C visas. For interview and fingerprint requirements and other qualifying conditions.
Other Visa Categories
I, H3, K, O, R, Q, V visas.