U.S. Visa Application Procedure

All applicants for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa (except for the ones that qualify for a U.S. Visa Interview Waiver) must appear for an interview at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

The following steps describe the U.S. visa application procedure for many countries around the world:

  1. Application Form 

    Fill out the DS-160 form, a standard U.S. nonimmigrant visa form.

    Print the DS-160 confirmation page that has the CEAC barcode on it

  2. Create a Profile 

    Create a profile and perform the steps to schedule an appointment until you see the payment confirmation screen.

  3. Visa Fees 

    Pay the application fee using the payment options available, which can vary by the country in which you are applying.

  4. Schedule Appointments 


  5. Attend the Fingerprint and Photograph Appointment


  6. Attend the Consular Interview

    U.S.A. visa interview guide 

  7. Visa Issuance
    If your visa is approved, it will be sent by the courier to the passport/visa collection location you specified at the time of your appointment, or later at any time before the day of the interview. You will have to appear there in person to collect it.

    Passport delivery details

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