Step 1. Check the Validity of Your Passport
Step 2. Complete the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160
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.
Step 3. Collect any Supporting Documentation
- 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.
Step 4. Bring your passport and supporting documents to the Embassy
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.
Step 5: Collect your passport and visa
If you are issued the visa, your passport pick-up days are Mondays or Thursdays between 2 to 2:30 PM.