Is the visa slot booking service available for F-1 student visa?

Is the visa slot booking service available for F-1 student visa?

Short Answer: No

The US consulate takes good measures, for all countries, to provide its perspective international students get their US visa appointment for 2 prime seasons (Fall & Spring). Honestly, we don't think students NEED the slot booking assitance from us or infact from anyone. The visa appointments will be released in bulk and available for everyone. 

Below are most common period when the bulk appointments are released in India
Fall Admissions - majority of slots between mid May & July end majority; extended upto mid August
Spring Admissions majority of slots between mid November & Jan 1st week; extended upto mid January

If you would like to get alerts when those bulk appointments are available, you can purchase email alerts subscription
    • Popular Articles

    • Access revoked because of zero contributions

      At, we believe in creating a helpful and supportive platform for all users who share and care for other visa applicants. If any user is using the platform without making contributions to the platform for long time, the access will ...
    • How to Contribute?

      CheckVisaSlots is a collaborative platform to see & share US Visa slots availability screenshots with others. Irrespective of your contribution (uploading visa slot screenshots), you are allowed to use the site for 20 sessions a day, that displays ...
    • How to get better ranking?

      I recommend to be safe in contributing and do not get locked up when there are slots open. Contributing 5 images per day is good enough to receive alerts when there are more than 3 slot dates available. Aiming for top 14 ranks, to get the alert for ...
    • What is the logic for receiving email alerts?

      Below is the email alert logic If there are 10 or fewer slots available, then the top (available_slots * 5) contributors of the last 24 hours will receive the alert. When bulk (>10 slots or >5 slot-dates) slots are available, irrespective of ranking, ...
    • Account details are not shown

      This usually happens because of the cache issue. Go to and do a hard refresh of the webpage.  Hard Refresh Shortcuts Windows OS: CTRL + F5 Mac OS : CMD + SHIFT + R   or   OPTION + CMD + E