Checking availability for the US visa appointment

thanks surya for your replay, but it not help.

Hi @gallaly1

May I kindly understand the exact challenge you are facing?
We’ll be able to guide you much better, if you can pinpoint the problem.
The article is fairly detailed with all the steps required for you to setup the monitors/macros.
Did you attempt to try using the macro?


Hello, I tried using ui-datepicker-unselectable to get an available slot on a website. I realized that this selector is only for UK visas, and the video says to click left and inspect website, but I’m not sure how to detect the selector dates I need.

Hi @vanessadiiiaz

Firstly, welcome to Distill’s forums.
As you correctly pointed out, the sample selectors in the video/blog are highlighted for the US Visa appointments to be setup from UK.
I’ll send you a DM to understand the specific challenges you are facing & hopefully we can find a solution together.


@giorgi1 Macro is available in the Starter plan and above.

Can you share a screenshot?

@giorgi1 there are different kinds of JSON files. One is for the macro. Other could be for the monitor or config.

Did you get the error when importing the macro’s JSON file?

I need to submission visa file at VFS global but there are not available slot. So How to monitor slots is available.

@jhakri we have a guide written for monitoring visa appointments. Check the following article out:

Can you check it out and see if it helps?

Could you please help me a bit as my macros stops at this step, it doesn’t click on ‘schedule appointment’ I have the macros from you page and not sure if its made for the ones that already have an appointment and want to reschedule for an earlier date or for the ones that want to make a new appointment like me.

related discussion: US visa appointment for UK users - #2 by raksha

I setup macro its been 4 days, smoothly working but haven’t yet any notification regarding slots yet.

has anyone recently booked using notification, as I’m waiting for notification in my email.

Does distill work for Manila embassy, Philippines? The site is protected by Cloudfare. Philippines Embassy not listed on the website that your blog refers to. Thanks.

I did setup for everything to get update on date in next 4 months but its giving me following errors.

@lssinghg Can you check Monitoring availability of US visa appointment dates using Distill – Distill? Let me know what you observe for the 1st and the 2nd points mentioned in the article.

@kenatdistill Check if the page displays a Captcha. If it does, monitoring the page is not possible.

If there is no Captcha, you can proceed by importing the Macro and the monitor for any of the countries. After importing, make the following adjustments:

  • URL, Email, Password, and consulate region for the Macro
  • URL for the Monitor

For more details, please check Monitoring availability of US visa appointment dates using Distill – Distill.

Thanks. It displays a captcha, so I guess it will not work.

Hello again. Let me correct what I wrote earlier about captcha. The site does not use captcha, but checks to see if your connection is secure using Cloudfare. Sometimes, Cloudfare asks you to click on a box to prove that you are a human, but this does not occur every time you sign in. So back to original question,will the Distill work with Cloudfare guarding the site. Thank you!

If a captcha page does appear during a check, that check will fail.

Is Cloudfare same as captcha? Sorry I don’t know the details of what a captcha is.