- Keep your documentation ready - such as Passport, Eduction Certificates, marriage/birth-certificates for dependents, your up-to-date resume.
- Fill form DS-160 and take a print out of the confirmation page. (You will see the confirmation page after you submit the form).
- Pay the Visa processing fee aka. MRV fee (which is $180 as of July 2017) in rupees using IMPS or NEFT. NEFT is more convenient if you are paying for more than two persons, as you can transfer the whole amount at once. You also pay this amount at specified branches.
- You will be able to attempt to schedule an appointment after 1 business day after you paid the Visa processing fee, as it takes 1 day to reflect the above transaction in the US Consulate account. You will get two schedule two appointments - first one for Bio-metrics and second one for Visa interview. Schedule the bio-metrics at least one day before the Visa interview.
Here is the useful resource for the same: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-appointmentschedule.asp