How to Apply

Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States, unless exempt by country-specific agreements (PDF 24KB).

Completed Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160

Please note that you must answer EVERY question on the application forms. If the answer to a question is “none,” please write “none”(Do not leave it blank). Incomplete/incorrect forms will be returned and will require you to schedule a new interview appointment.


  • Many of our visa applicants are completing the DS-160 incorrectly, causing us to postpone their planned visa interview dates.
  • If you are part of a delegation, remember everyone should fill the DS-160 to get a visa.
  • Valid Passport
  • Diplomatic Note or “Note Verbale” from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Diplomatic Mission; official request from the appropriate international organization or sending government.
  • One ID photograph 5cm x 5cm taken in the past 6 months.
  • DS-160 confirmation page
  • A3, G5, and NATO-7 applicants must provide an employment contract.
  • Additional documentary requirements may apply in some cases.

Note: Visa applicants must qualify on the basis of the applicant’s residence and ties abroad, rather than assurances from U.S. family and friends. A letter of invitation or Affidavit of Support is not needed to apply for a nonimmigrant tourist visa. If you do choose to bring a letter of invitation or Affidavit of Support to your interview, please remember that it is not one of the factors that we use in determining whether to issue or deny a nonimmigrant tourist visa.

Official government and international organization travelers usually do not need interviews. The applicant or a representative (Protocol) should bring the required documents on Mondays or Thursdays between 2 to 2:30 PM.

If you are issued the visa, your passport pick-up days are Mondays or Thursdays between 2 to 2:30 PM.