ATTENTION: U.S. Embassies and consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delays in visa processing and receiving and sending communications. Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee. U.S. citizens may also experience delays in sending and receiving communications. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact the U.S. Embassy by phone at 242-322-1181. Thank you for your understanding.
Who Needs a Non-Immigrant Visa?
Most individuals travelling to the United States require a visa. However, some individuals may travel without a visa on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Additionally, based on a bilateral agreement, in certain circumstances, many Bahamians and citizens of the British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands do not require a visa. For the most up-to-date information regarding travelling to the United States, please look at Travel.State.Gov.
Please note: Travelers born in the United States and those who hold dual citizenship with the United States must enter and depart the United States on a U.S. passport.
How Do I Apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa?
Please do not forget to apply early! Visa appointments are limited, and space fills up quickly. The earlier you apply, the easier it is for you to plan your travel.
It is very important to follow these directions in order for your application and interview experience to go as smooth as possible. The most common problems applicants encounter are forgetting their DS-160 confirmation page and/or a problem with their photograph. DO NOT FORGET your confirmation page, and to not have the photo problems, please visit the photo requirements here.
For additional information on the new visa application procedures, please visit the “How to Apply” page and/or download the printable Factsheet (PDF 94.4KB). Common questions are also addressed on the new “Frequently Asked Questions” page.
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.