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How to Apply for a Visa - Procedures and Instructions

Step One:  Complete the DS-160 Application  

The Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, DS-160, can be completed here. Please Note: PLEASE SAVE continuously when completing the application process to avoid losing any data. Before starting the application ensure that you have gathered the following information: the applicant’s travel history, passport number and passport-style photograph. The photograph requirements are exact, so please read the specifications carefully.  You must upload an appropriate photograph to be able to proceed with the application.

After you have submitted the application, print the confirmation (barcode) number page for each applicant.

Step Two: Create an Account

Go to: to Create an Account

Step Three:  Select the purpose of your travel  

  • In the CSC website where you created the account, select your trip purpose. You can review common trip purposes here.
  • In the CSC website read the General Visa Information, Specific Visa Application Procedures and General Application Documents.

Step Four:  Pay the Nonimmigrant Visa (MRV) Fee  

You can either pay by credit card at the website, or visit the nearest Cash N’Go location to you.  Please see Fee Payment Options for more information.

Step  Five:  Schedule an Appointment & Select Courier Options

If you have paid by credit card, you can schedule your appointment immediately.  If you paid at a Cash N’Go location, please wait 1-2 business days and then return to the CSC website MRV Fee Payment page and enter your receipt number.  You will then be able to select the next available interview appointment and select a courier option.  If you live in Grand Bahama or New Providence islands, selecting a courier option will allow your passport to be returned to you following the interview. If the courier options are not available in your area, you may make arrangements for in-person visa pickup at the time of the interview.

Step Six: The Interview

Bring the DS 160 confirmation page along with your Cash N’ Go receipt and other required documents to the interview. Please be aware of our security procedures at the Embassy.


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