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Check Travel Visa Requirements

Types of Visas for Temporary Visitors

There are different types of nonimmigrant visas for temporary visitors who wish to travel to the U.S., if the applicants are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. lawful permanent residents. The type of visa required under U.S. immigration law is determined by the purpose of your intended travel and other facts. It is significant to have information about the type of nonimmigrant visa you will need for travel, and the steps required to apply for the visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.

Review the chart below, it has information on some of the most applied categories of nonimmigrant visas for traveling to the US. For more detailed information specific to each visa category, including how-to-apply information and more, select a link from the Visa Type column below.

Visa B1

This visa is a type of nonimmigrant visa for travelers who wish to enter the United States temporarily for business purpose (B-1) or for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment (B-2). For how-to-apply information, documentation requirements and more, Please read below:

Overview

In general, a resident of a foreign country who desires to travel to the United States must first attain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Visa category B-1 is for Visitor who want to enter the United States temporarily for business, However for tourism, pleasure or visiting the category B-2 is to be applied, or if the travel comprises of a combination of both purposes, then a B-1/B-2 visa is to be applied.

Below are some examples of activities which are permitted with a visitor visa:

Business (B-1):

  • consult with business associates
  • attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference
  • settle an estate
  • negotiate a contract

Tourism and Visit (B-2):

  • tourism
  • vacation (holiday)
  • visit with friends or relatives
  • medical treatment
  • participation in social events hosted by fraternal, social, or service organizations
  • participation by amateurs in musical, sports, or similar events or contests, if not being paid for participating
  • enrollment in a short recreational course of study, not for credit toward a degree (for example, a two-day cooking class while on vacation).

Visa Waiver Program

Travelers coming to the U.S. for tourism or business for 90 days or less from qualified countries may be eligible to visit the U.S. without a visa also, if they meet the visa waiver program requirements. Select Visa Waiver Program to learn more, and find out if you meet the visa waiver requirements.

Travel Purposes Not Permitted On Visitor Visas

These are some activities that require a different category of visa and cannot performed while on a visitor visa:

  • Study
  • Employment
  • Paid performances, or any professional performance before a paying audience
  • Arrival as a crewmember on a ship or aircraft
  • Work as foreign press, radio, film, journalists, and other information media
  • Permanent residence in the U.S.

There are quite a few steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply. Please use the link for the embassy or consulate website to consult the instructions available on the embassy or consulate website where you will apply.

Complete the Online Visa Application

Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 -Complete the DS-160. 1) complete the online visa application and 2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.

Photo - You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must be in the format explained below

Digital photos are required for some visa categories, while photos in physical form are required for other visa categories. The acceptance or rejection of your digital image or photo is at the discretion of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply.

We highly recommend you to use a professional visa photo service so that your photo meets all the requirements and your visa application does not gets delayed or rejected due to the photograph.

  • Color photos
  • Size should be such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image's total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Taken within the last 6 months.
  • Should have a plain white or off-white background
  • Full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
  • Uniforms should not be worn, except religious clothing that is worn daily by you.
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  • If you normally wear glasses (without tinted lenses), a hearing device, or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.
  • Dark glasses or glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable.
  • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.

Generally interviews are not required for applicants of certain age group outlined below, However it is at the discretion of the consular officers to require an interview of any applicant, regardless of age.

If you are age: Than an interview is:
13 and younger Generally not required
14-79 Required (some exceptions for renewals)
80 and older Generally not required

An applicant is required to schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live.

The waiting time for an interview appointment varies by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early.

Fees - You have to pay a non-refundable visa application fee before your interview. For current fees structure for Department of State government services please click here. Once your visa is approved, you may also have to pay a visa issuance reciprocity fee if applicable to your nationality. To find out if you must pay a visa issuance fee please click here Visa Reciprocity Tables.

To learn more about fee payment please go through the instructions which are available on the website of the embassy or consulate where you will apply.

An applicant need to gather and prepare a set of documents before reaching the interview venue:

  • Passport:- An applicant should poses a passport which is valid for travel to the U.S. The passport has to be valid for a minimum six months beyond your period of stay in the U. S. (for further information please click here on country-specific agreements).
  • If more than one person is included in your passport, each person who needs a visa must submit a separate application.
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • Application fee payment receipt, if you are required to pay before your interview
  • Photo - You will have to upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. If the photo upload fails, don't forget to bring one printed photo in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements above.

Additional Documentation Which May Be Required

To ascertain if you are qualified, the embassy or the consulate may request additional documents from you. For example, additional requested documents may include evidence of:-

  • The purpose of your trip;
  • Your intent to depart the U.S. after your trip; and/or
  • Your ability to pay all costs of the trip.

Evidence of your employment and/or your family ties may be sufficient to show the purpose of your trip and your intent to return to your home country. If you cannot cover all the costs for your trip, you may show evidence that another person will cover some or all costs for your trip.

During your visa interview, a consular officer will determine whether you are qualified to receive a visa, and if so, which visa category is appropriate based on your purpose of travel. You will need to establish that you meet the requirements under U.S. law to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

Ink-free, digital fingerprint scans will be taken as part of your application process. They are usually taken during your interview, but this varies based on location.

After your visa interview, your application may require further administrative processing. You will be informed by the consular officer if further processing is necessary for your application. In most of the cases, the administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case. Visa applicants are reminded to apply early for their visa, well in advance of the anticipated travel date.

Important Notice: Before making inquiries about status of administrative processing, applicants or their representatives will need to wait at least 60 days from the date of interview or submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later.

When the visa is approved, you may pay a visa issuance fee if applicable to your nationality, and will be informed how your passport with visa will be returned to you. Review the visa processing time, to learn how soon your passport with visa will generally be ready for pick-up or delivery by the courier.

B-2:- Tourism and Visit

  • tourism
  • vacation (holiday)
  • visit with friends or relatives
  • medical treatment
  • participation in social events hosted by fraternal, social, or service organizations
  • participation by amateurs in musical, sports, or similar events or contests, if not being paid for participating
  • enrollment in a short recreational course of study, not for credit toward a degree (for example, a two-day cooking class while on vacation).

Travel Purposes Not Permitted On Visitor Visas

These are some examples of activities that require different categories of visas and cannot be done on while on a visitor visa:

  • study
  • employment
  • paid performances, or any professional performance before a paying audience
  • arrival as a crewmember on a ship or aircraft
  • work as foreign press, radio, film, journalists, and other information media
  • permanent residence in the U.S.

Visa Waiver Program

Travelers coming to the U.S. for tourism or business for 90 days or less from qualified countries may be eligible to visit the U.S. without a visa if they meet the visa waiver program requirements. Select Visa Waiver Program to learn more, and find out if you meet the visa waiver requirements.

Travel Purposes Not Permitted On Visitor Visas

These are some activities that require a different category of visa and cannot performed while on a visitor visa:

  • Study
  • Employment
  • Paid performances, or any professional performance before a paying audience
  • Arrival as a crewmember on a ship or aircraft
  • Work as foreign press, radio, film, journalists, and other information media
  • Permanent residence in the U.S.

There are quite a few steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply. Please use the link for the embassy or consulate website to consult the instructions available on the embassy or consulate website where you will apply.

Complete the Online Visa Application

Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 -Complete the DS-160. 1) complete the online visa application and 2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.

Photo - You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must be in the format explained below

Digital photos are required for some visa categories, while photos in physical form are required for other visa categories. The acceptance or rejection of your digital image or photo is at the discretion of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply.

We highly recommend you to use a professional visa photo service so that your photo meets all the requirements and your visa application does not gets delayed or rejected due to the photograph.

  • Color photos
  • Size should be such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image's total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Taken within the last 6 months.
  • Should have a plain white or off-white background
  • Full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
  • Uniforms should not be worn, except religious clothing that is worn daily by you.
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  • If you normally wear glasses (without tinted lenses), a hearing device, or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.
  • Dark glasses or glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable.
  • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.

Generally interviews are not required for applicants of certain age group outlined below, However it is at the discretion of the consular officers to require an interview of any applicant, regardless of age.

If you are age: Than an interview is:
13 and younger Generally not required
14-79 Required (some exceptions for renewals)
80 and older Generally not required

An applicant is required to schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live.

The waiting time for an interview appointment varies by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early.

Fees - You have to pay a non-refundable visa application fee before your interview. For current fees structure for Department of State government services please click here. Once your visa is approved, you may also have to pay a visa issuance reciprocity fee if applicable to your nationality. To find out if you must pay a visa issuance fee please click here Visa Reciprocity Tables.

To learn more about fee payment please go through the instructions which are available on the website of the embassy or consulate where you will apply.

An applicant need to gather and prepare a set of documents before reaching the interview venue:

  • Passport:- An applicant should poses a passport which is valid for travel to the U.S. The passport has to be valid for a minimum six months beyond your period of stay in the U. S. (for further information please click here on country-specific agreements).
  • If more than one person is included in your passport, each person who needs a visa must submit a separate application.
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • Application fee payment receipt, if you are required to pay before your interview
  • Photo - You will have to upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. If the photo upload fails, don't forget to bring one printed photo in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements above.

Additional Documentation Which May Be Required

To ascertain if you are qualified, the embassy or the consulate may request additional documents from you. For example, additional requested documents may include evidence of:-

  • The purpose of your trip;
  • Your intent to depart the U.S. after your trip; and/or
  • Your ability to pay all costs of the trip.

Evidence of your employment and/or your family ties may be sufficient to show the purpose of your trip and your intent to return to your home country. If you cannot cover all the costs for your trip, you may show evidence that another person will cover some or all costs for your trip.

During your visa interview, a consular officer will determine whether you are qualified to receive a visa, and if so, which visa category is appropriate based on your purpose of travel. You will need to establish that you meet the requirements under U.S. law to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

Ink-free, digital fingerprint scans will be taken as part of your application process. They are usually taken during your interview, but this varies based on location.

After your visa interview, your application may require further administrative processing. You will be informed by the consular officer if further processing is necessary for your application. In most of the cases, the administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case. Visa applicants are reminded to apply early for their visa, well in advance of the anticipated travel date.

Important Notice: Before making inquiries about status of administrative processing, applicants or their representatives will need to wait at least 60 days from the date of interview or submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later.

When the visa is approved, you may pay a visa issuance fee if applicable to your nationality, and will be informed how your passport with visa will be returned to you. Review the visa processing time, to learn how soon your passport with visa will generally be ready for pick-up or delivery by the courier.

If you are traveling for a medical treatment in the U.S., the consular officer may ask for some further documents which you will be required to carry with you at your visa interview, the documents may include:

  • Medical diagnosis from a local physician, this should explain the nature of your illness and the reason you need treatment in the U.S.
  • Letter from a physician or medical facility in the U.S., stating they are willing to treat your specific ailment for which you are visiting the U.S., and detailing the projected length and cost of the treatment (including doctor's fees, hospitalization fees, and all the medical-related expenses).
  • Proof that your transportation, medical, and living expenses in the U.S. will be paid. You will have to produce your or the person's or organization paying for your treatment bank or other statements of income/savings or certified copies of income tax returns.

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is a program started by the United States Government, as per which nationals of 36 VWP participating countries can descend to the United States for business and tourism purpose for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. US government initiated this program to annihilate unnecessary roadblocks of traveling, expanding the US tourism industry and to facilitate the Authorities of states to habituate their consular resources in other important areas. The Visa Waiver Program has made visiting the United States an easy and simple process for the millions of visitors with machine readable passports.

Eligible Countries

Following are the 36 eligible nations that were designated by United States Secretary of Homeland Security-

Andorra Hungary New Zealand Australia Iceland
Norway Austria Ireland Portugal Belgium
Italy San Marino Brunei Japan Singapore
Czech RepublicLatvia Slovakia Denmark Liechtenstein
Slovenia Estonia Lithuania Finland South Korea
Sweden the Netherlands France Malta Luxembourg
Monaco Germany Switzerland Greece Spain
United Kingdom

ESTA

ESTA is the Electronic System for Travel Authorization which comes under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). ESTA permits the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to pre- screen every foreign national visitor who is travelling to the US under VWP. To possess the gains of VWP, the applicant must have a valid authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). You can apply online for an ESTA through the Travel Affairs Limited if you have a passport from a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) eligible country.

  • Every electronic authorization is valid for up to two years or until the traveler's passport expires, whichever comes first.
  • The ESTA Travel Authorization is not a visa.
  • One can apply for a Travel Authorization at least 72 hours prior to departure.
  • The Travel Authorization application process is overseen and operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • The program applies to the 50 U.S. states as well as the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.

To be eligible to apply for admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) you must:

  • Have a valid passport lawfully issued to you by a Visa Waiver Program country;
  • Have authorization to travel via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization;
  • Intend to enter the United States for 90 days or less for business, pleasure or transit;
  • Arrive via a Visa Waiver Program signatory carrier;
  • Have a return or onward ticket;
  • Travel may not terminate in contiguous territory or adjacent islands unless the traveler is a resident of one of those areas;
  • Be a national of one of the Visa Waiver Program countries.

Visa D

Overview

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Crewmember (D) visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons working on board vessels (such as cruise liner or fishing ship) or international airlines in the United States; their employment is required for normal operation and services. You must intend to depart the United States on the same vessel or any other vessel within 29 days. If you travel to the United States to join the vessel you will work on, in addition to a crewmember (D) visa, you also need a transit (C-1) visa or a combination C-1/D visa.

Travel purposes which require Crewmember (D) Visas - Examples:

  • pilot or flight attendant on a commercial airplane
  • captain, engineer, or deckhand on a sea vessel
  • lifeguard, cook, waiter, beautician, or other service staff on a cruise ship
  • trainee on board a training vessel

Travel purposes not permitted on Crewmember (D) Visas - Examples:

You do not qualify for a Crewmember Visa if: You may be able to apply for the following visa category:
Coasting officer: You are a replacement coasting officer employed when an officer of a foreign vessel is granted home leave, and the vessel does not remain in U.S. waters for more than 29 days. B-1
Dry dock: The primary services you will perform are dry dock repairs under warranty while the boat is docked at a U.S. port. B-1
Fishing vessel: You are a crewmember on a temporary basis on a fishing vessel that has a home port or operating base in the United States. H-2
Private yacht: You are a crewmember on a private yacht sailing out of a foreign port which will be cruising in U.S. waters for more than 29 days. B-1
Outer Continental Shelf: You are a crewmember going to the Outer Continental Shelf. B-1

There are quite a few steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply. Please use the link for the embassy or consulate website to consult the instructions available on the embassy or consulate website where you will apply.

Complete the Online Visa Application

Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 -Complete the DS-160. 1) complete the online visa application and 2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview

Photo - You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must be in the format explained below

Digital photos are required for some visa categories, while photos in physical form are required for other visa categories. The acceptance or rejection of your digital image or photo is at the discretion of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply.

We highly recommend you to use a professional visa photo service so that your photo meets all the requirements and your visa application does not gets delayed or rejected due to the photograph.

  • Color photos
  • Size should be such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image's total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Taken within the last 6 months.
  • Should have a plain white or off-white background
  • Full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
  • Uniforms should not be worn, except religious clothing that is worn daily by you.
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  • If you normally wear glasses (without tinted lenses), a hearing device, or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.
  • Dark glasses or glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable.
  • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.

Generally interviews are not required for applicants of certain age group outlined below, However it is at the discretion of the consular officers to require an interview of any applicant, regardless of age.

If you are age: Than an interview is:
13 and younger Generally not required
14-79 Required (some exceptions for renewals)
80 and older Generally not required

An applicant is required to schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live.

The waiting time for an interview appointment varies by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early.

Fees - You have to pay a non-refundable visa application fee before your interview. For current fees structure for Department of State government services please click here. Once your visa is approved, you may also have to pay a visa issuance reciprocity fee if applicable to your nationality. To find out if you must pay a visa issuance fee please click here Visa Reciprocity Tables.

To learn more about fee payment please go through the instructions which are available on the website of the embassy or consulate where you will apply.

An applicant need to gather and prepare a set of documents before reaching the interview venue:

  • Passport:- An applicant should poses a passport which is valid for travel to the U.S. The passport has to be valid for a minimum six months beyond your period of stay in the U. S. (for further information please click here on country-specific agreements).
  • If more than one person is included in your passport, each person who needs a visa must submit a separate application.
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 confirmation page confirmation page
  • Application fee payment receipt, if you are required to pay before your interview
  • Photo - You will have to upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. If the photo upload fails, don't forget to bring one printed photo in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements above.

Additional Documentation Which May Be Required

To ascertain if you are qualified, the embassy or the consulate may request additional documents from you. For example, additional requested documents may include evidence of:-

  • The purpose of your trip;
  • Your intent to depart the U.S. after your trip; and/or
  • Your ability to pay all costs of the trip.

Evidence of your employment and/or your family ties may be sufficient to show the purpose of your trip and your intent to return to your home country. If you cannot cover all the costs for your trip, you may show evidence that another person will cover some or all costs for your trip.

During your visa interview, a consular officer will determine whether you are qualified to receive a visa, and if so, which visa category is appropriate based on your purpose of travel. You will need to establish that you meet the requirements under U.S. law to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

Ink-free, digital fingerprint scans will be taken as part of your application process. They are usually taken during your interview, but this varies based on location.

After your visa interview, your application may require further administrative processing. You will be informed by the consular officer if further processing is necessary for your application. In most of the cases, the administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case. Visa applicants are reminded to apply early for their visa, well in advance of the anticipated travel date.

Important Notice: Before making inquiries about status of administrative processing, applicants or their representatives will need to wait at least 60 days from the date of interview or submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later.

When the visa is approved, you may pay a visa issuance fee if applicable to your nationality, and will be informed how your passport with visa will be returned to you. Review the visa processing time, to learn how soon your passport with visa will generally be ready for pick-up or delivery by the courier.

An applicant may apply for a crewmember visa even if he/she is not employed at the time of your visa application. However, the visa can only be used for entry to a U.S. port if you are employed on the sea vessel or aircraft on which you arrive.

We cannot guarantee that you will be issued a visa. Do not make final travel plans or buy tickets until you have a visa.

Unless canceled or revoked, a visa is valid until its expiration date. A valid U.S. visa in an expired passport is still valid. Therefore if you have a valid visa in your expired passport, do not remove it from your expired passport. You may use your valid visa in your expired passport along with a new valid passport for travel and admission to the United States

Spouse and unmarried, minor children of the applicant may apply for visitor (B) visas to accompany you, if they will not perform services required for normal operation of the vessel.

If your spouse and/or children plan to enter the United States for another purpose, then they must apply for the visa category required for that purpose of travel.

Unless canceled or revoked, a visa is valid until its expiration date. A valid U.S. visa in an expired passport is still valid. Therefore if you have a valid visa in your expired passport, do not remove it from your expired passport. You may use your valid visa in your expired passport along with a new valid passport for travel and admission to the United States

Crewmember (D) visa holders must depart the United States(continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) on a vessel within 29 days. You are not considered to have departed the United States until the vessel you are on travels to international waters destined to a foreign port.

The operating base is where the vessel takes on supplies regularly, where the cargo of the vessel is sold, or where the owner or master of the vessel engages in business transactions

H-1B Visa

Visa category General description - About an individual in this category:
H-1B: Person in Specialty Occupation To work in a specialty occupation. Requires a higher education degree or its equivalent. Includes fashion models of distinguished merit and ability and government-to-government research and development, or co-production projects administered by the Department of Defense.
H-2A: Temporary Agricultural Worker For temporary or seasonal agricultural work. Limited to citizens or nationals of designated countries, with limited exceptions, if determined to be in the United States interest.
H-2B: Temporary Non-agricultural Worker For temporary or seasonal non- agricultural work. Limited to citizens or nationals of designated countries, with limited exceptions, if determined to be in the United States interest.
H-3: Trainee or Special Education visitor To receive training, other than graduate medical or academic, that is not available in the trainee's home country or practical training programs in the education of children with mental, physical, or emotional disabilities.
L: Intracompany Transferee To work at a branch, parent, affiliate, or subsidiary of the current employer in a managerial or executive capacity, or in a position requiring specialized knowledge. Individual must have been employed by the same employer abroad continuously for 1 year within the three preceding years.
O: Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement For persons with extraordinary ability or achievement in the sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, or extraordinary recognized achievements in the motion picture and television fields, demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim, to work in their field of expertise. Includes persons providing essential services in support of the above individual.
P-1: Individual or Team Athlete, or Member of an Entertainment Group To perform at a specific athletic competition as an athlete or as a member of an entertainment group. Requires an internationally recognized level of sustained performance. Includes persons providing essential services in support of the above individual.
P-2: Artist or Entertainer (Individual or Group) For performance under a reciprocal exchange program between an organization in the United States and an organization in another country. Includes persons providing essential services in support of the above individual.
P-3: Artist or Entertainer (Individual or Group) To perform, teach or coach under a program that is culturally unique or a traditional ethnic, folk, cultural, musical, theatrical, or artistic performance or presentation. Includes persons providing essential services in support of the above individual.
Q-1: Participant in an International Cultural Exchange Program For practical training and employment and for sharing of the history, culture, and traditions of your home country through participation in an international cultural exchange program.

Labor Certification - For some temporary worker visa categories, your prospective employer is required to obtain a labor certification or other approval from the Department of Labor on your behalf, this is to be done before filing the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I-129, with USCIS. Your prospective employer must review the Instructions for Form I-129 on the USCIS website to find out whether a labor certification is required for you or not.

Petition Approval - For some temporary worker categories only a limited number of petitions can be approved on a yearly basis. Before you can apply for a temporary worker visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate, a Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I-129, must be filed on your behalf by a prospective employer and be approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). For more information about the petition process, eligibility requirements by visa category, and numerical limits, if applicable, see Working in the U.S. and Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Workers on the USCIS website. Once the petition is approved, USCIS will send your prospective employer a Notice of Action, Form I-797.

You can only apply for a visa after the USCIS approves the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (Form I-129). There are several steps in the visa application process. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply. Please consult the instructions available on the embassy or consulate website where you will apply.

Complete the Online Visa Application

Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 -Complete the DS-160. 1) complete the online visa application and 2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.

Photo - You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must be in the format explained below

Digital photos are required for some visa categories, while photos in physical form are required for other visa categories. The acceptance or rejection of your digital image or photo is at the discretion of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply.

We highly recommend you to use a professional visa photo service so that your photo meets all the requirements and your visa application does not gets delayed or rejected due to the photograph.

  • Color photos
  • Size should be such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image's total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Taken within the last 6 months.
  • Should have a plain white or off-white background
  • Full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
  • Uniforms should not be worn, except religious clothing that is worn daily by you.
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  • If you normally wear glasses (without tinted lenses), a hearing device, or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.
  • Dark glasses or glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable.
  • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.

Generally interviews are not required for applicants of certain age group outlined below, However it is at the discretion of the consular officers to require an interview of any applicant, regardless of age.

If you are age: Than an interview is:
13 and younger Generally not required
14-79 Required (some exceptions for renewals)
80 and older Generally not required

An applicant is required to schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live.

The waiting time for an interview appointment varies by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early.

You will be required to provide the receipt number that is printed on your approved Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I-129, or Notice of Action, Form I-797, for scheduling an interview.

Fees - You have to pay a non-refundable visa application fee before your interview. For current fees structure for Department of State government services please click here. Once your visa is approved, you may also have to pay a visa issuance reciprocity fee if applicable to your nationality. To find out if you must pay a visa issuance fee please click here Visa Reciprocity Tables.

To learn more about fee payment please go through the instructions which are available on the website of the embassy or consulate where you will apply.

L visa applicants included in a L blanket petition: You must also pay the Fraud Prevention and Detection fee and may need to pay the Border Security Act fee. Select All Fees to learn more.

Gather and prepare the following required documents before your visa interview:

  • Passport:- An applicant should poses a passport which is valid for travel to the U.S. The passport has to be valid for a minimum six months beyond your period of stay in the U. S. (for further information please click here on country-specific agreements).
  • If more than one person is included in your passport, each person who needs a visa must submit a separate application.
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • Application fee payment receipt, if you are required to pay before your interview
  • Photo - You will have to upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. If the photo upload fails, don't forget to bring one printed photo in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements above.
  • Receipt Number for your approved petition as it appears on your Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I-129, or Notice of Action, Form I-797, from USCIS.
  • L Visa Applicants - If you are included in an L blanket petition, you must bringForm I-129S, Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition, to your interview.

H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B visa applicants should read the Legal Rights and Protections pamphlet to learn about your rights in the United States and protection available to you. Review this important pamphlet before applying for your visa.

Additional Documentation May Be Required

Review the instructions on how to apply for a visa on the website of the embassy or consulate where you will apply. Additional documents may be requested to establish if you are qualified.

All visa applicants, except H-1B and L, will generally need to show proof of compelling ties to your home country to demonstrate your intent to return after your temporary stay in the United States. Examples of compelling ties include:

  • A residence abroad which you do not intend to abandon
  • Your family relationships
  • Your economic situation
  • Your long term plans
  • During your visa interview, a consular officer will determine whether you are qualified to receive a visa, and if so, which visa category is appropriate based on your purpose of travel. You will need to establish that you meet the requirements under U.S. law to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.
  • Ink-free, digital fingerprint scans will be taken as part of your application process. They are usually taken during your interview, but this varies based on location.
  • After your visa interview, your application may require further administrative processing. You will be informed by the consular officer if further processing is necessary for your application. In most of the cases, the administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case. Visa applicants are reminded to apply early for their visa, well in advance of the anticipated travel date.
  • Important Notice: Before making inquiries about status of administrative processing, applicants or their representatives will need to wait at least 60 days from the date of interview or submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later.
  • When the visa is approved, you may pay a visa issuance fee if applicable to your nationality, and will be informed how your passport with visa will be returned to you. Review the visa processing time, to learn how soon your passport with visa will generally be ready for pick-up or delivery by the courier.
  • Do not take the approval of a petition as a visa approval, this does not guarantees that your visa will be issued. Please do not make any final travel plans or buy tickets until you have a visa.
  • Unless canceled or revoked, a visa is valid until its expiration date. Therefore, a valid U.S. visa in an expired passport is still valid. If you have a valid visa in your expired passport, do not remove it from your expired passport. You may use your valid visa in your expired passport along with a new valid passport for travel and admission to the U.S.
  • Do not take the approval of a petition as a visa approval, this does not guarantees that your visa will be issued. Please do not make any final travel plans or buy tickets until you have a visa.
  • Unless canceled or revoked, a visa is valid until its expiration date. Therefore, a valid U.S. visa in an expired passport is still valid. If you have a valid visa in your expired passport, do not remove it from your expired passport. You may use your valid visa in your expired passport along with a new valid passport for travel and admission to the U.S.
  • With the exception of Cultural Exchange Visitor Q-1 visa applicants, your spouse and unmarried, minor children may also apply for the same visa category as you to accompany you. Effective immediately, the U.S. embassies and consulates will judge the visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way in which the applications for opposite gender spouses are adjudicated. Please refer to the specific guidance on the visa category for which you are applying for more details on documentation required for derivative spouses. You must be able to show that you will be able to financially support your family in the United States. For further information about visas for same-sex spouses, please see the FAQ's. For information about employment and study, review Temporary Workers information and Employment Authorization on the USCIS website.

Exchange Visitor - J /J-1Visa

Overview

In general, a resident of a foreign country who desires to travel to the United States must first attain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. As the name of the visa explains, the Exchange visitor (J-1) visas are nonimmigrant visas for individuals approved to participate in exchange visitor programs in the United States.

Exchange Visitor Categories
Au pair and EduCare Short-term Scholar
Camp Counselor Specialist
Government Visitor Student, college/university
Intern Student, secondary
International Visitor (Dept. of State use) Summer Work Travel
Physician Teacher
Professor and Research Scholar Trainee

Exchange Visitor Pilot Programs
Summer work/travel: Australians
Summer work/travel: New Zealanders
Intern work/travel: Irish
Work/English Study/Travel: South Koreans

Exchange Visitors Travel to US on Visa Waiver Program or on a Visitor Visas

Citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) participating countries who are intending to travel to US as Exchange visitors will not be permitted to travel without a J-1 visa. Exchange visitors are not permitted to travel on business/tourist (B1/B2) visas if their purpose is to participate in an exchange visitor program. All exchange visitors must travel to the United States with exchange visitor (J-1) visas.

Acceptance in Exchange Visitor Program

It is necessary to be accepted as an exchange visitor under an exchange visitor program through a designated sponsoring organization before you apply for a J-1 Visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate

You will only be enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) once you are accepted into the exchange visitor program you plan to participate in. Most J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee. (If the J-1 exchange visitor program you will participate in allows you to bring your spouse and/or children, they are not required to pay this fee.) Your program sponsor will provide you with a Form DS-2019 to present when you attend your visa interview. If your program allows your spouse and children to participate with you, they will be issued their own Form DS 2019 in order to apply for J-2 visas to accompany you. To learn more about the SEVIS and the SEVIS I-901 Fee please visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) website.

There are quite a few steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply. Please use the link for the embassy or consulate website  to consult the instructions available on the embassy or consulate website where you will apply.

Complete the Online Visa Application

Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 –Complete the DS-160. 1) complete the online visa application and 2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.

Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must be in the format explained below

Digital photos are required for some visa categories, while photos in physical form are required for other visa categories. The acceptance or rejection of your digital image or photo is at the discretion of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply.

We highly recommend you to use a professional visa photo service so that your photo meets all the requirements and your visa application does not gets delayed or rejected due to the photograph.

  • Color photos
  • Size should be such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image's total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Taken within the last 6 months.
  • Should have a plain white or off-white background
  • Full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
  • Uniforms should not be worn, except religious clothing that is worn daily by you.
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  • If you normally wear glasses (without tinted lenses), a hearing device, or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.
  • Dark glasses or glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable.
  • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.

Generally interviews are not required for applicants of certain age group outlined below, However it is at the discretion of the consular officers to require an interview of any applicant, regardless of age.

If you are age: Than an interview is:
13 and younger Generally not required
14-79 Required (some exceptions for renewals)
80 and older Generally not required

An applicant is required to schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live.

The waiting time for an interview appointment varies by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early.

  • Fees – You have to pay a non-refundable visa application fee before your interview. For current fees structure for Department of State government services please click here. Once your visa is approved, you may also have to pay a visa issuance reciprocity fee if applicable to your nationality. To find out if you must pay a visa issuance fee please click here Visa Reciprocity Tables.
  • To learn more about fee payment please go through the instructions which are available on the website of the embassy or consulate where you will apply.
  • Note: U.S. Government sponsored exchange visitor (J visa) applicants and their dependents are not required to pay application processing fees if participating in a Department of State, a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), or a Federally funded educational and cultural exchange program which has a program serial number beginning with G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-7 printed on Form DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status. U.S. Government sponsored exchange visitor (J visa) applicants and their dependents are also not required to pay applicable issuance fees.

An applicant need to gather and prepare a set of documents before  reaching the interview venue:

  • Passport:-  An applicant should poses a passport which is valid for travel to the U.S. The passport has to be valid for a minimum six months beyond your period of stay in the U. S. (for further information please click here on country-specific agreements).
  • If more than one person is included in your passport, each person who needs a visa must submit a separate application.
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • Application fee payment receipt, if you are required to pay before your interview
  • Photo – You will have to upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. If the photo upload fails, don’t forget to bring one printed photo in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements above.
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status, Form DS-2019 – A SEVIS-generated Form DS-2019 is provided to you by your program sponsor after the sponsor enters your information in the SEVIS system. All exchange visitors, including their spouses and minor children, must be registered in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Each person receives a separate Form DS-2019.
  • Training/Internship Placement Plan, Form DS-7002 – In addition to the Form DS 2019, participants in the J-1 Trainee and Intern categories require Form DS 7002 (based on Box 7 on Form DS-2019). Learn more about the Trainee andIntern programs.

Legal Rights and Protections

  • You must read the Legal Rights and Protections pamphlet to learn about your rights in the United States and protection available to you. Review this important pamphlet before applying for your visa.

Additional Documentation Which May Be Required

To ascertain if you are qualified, the embassy or the consulate may request additional documents from you. For example, additional requested documents may include evidence of:-

  • The purpose of your trip;
  • Your intent to depart the U.S. after your trip; and/or
  • Your ability to pay all costs of the trip.
  • Other documents the consular officer may request.

Evidence of your employment and/or your family ties may be sufficient to show the purpose of your trip and your intent to return to your home country. If you cannot cover all the costs for your trip, you may show evidence that another person will cover some or all costs for your trip.

During your visa interview, a consular officer will determine whether you are qualified to receive a visa, and if so, which visa category is appropriate based on your purpose of travel. You will need to establish that you meet the requirements under U.S. law to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

Ink-free, digital fingerprint scans will be taken as part of your application process. They are usually taken during your interview, but this varies based on location.

After your visa interview, your application may require further administrative processing. You will be informed by the consular officer if further processing is necessary for your application. In most of the cases, the administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case. Visa applicants are reminded to apply early for their visa, well in advance of the anticipated travel date.

Important Notice: Before making inquiries about status of administrative processing, applicants or their representatives will need to wait at least 60 days from the date of interview or submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later.

When the visa is approved, you may pay a visa issuance fee if applicable to your nationality, and will be informed how your passport with visa will be returned to you. Review the visa processing time, to learn how soon your passport with visa will generally be ready for pick-up or delivery by the courier.

When you agree to join in an Exchange Visitor Program and if your program falls under any of the categories explained below, you will be subject to the two-year home-country physical presence (foreign residence) requirement. This term means that you will be required to return to your home country for two years at the end of your exchange visitor program. This requirement is under the immigration law and is based on Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Two-year Home-country Physical Presence Requirement Conditions ;- If an exchange visitor falls under any of the below category, he/she is subject to the two-year home country physical presence requirement

  • Government funded exchange program ;- The program in which the exchange visitor was participating was financed in whole or in part directly or indirectly by the U.S. government or the government of the exchange visitor's nationality or last residence;
  • Graduate medical education or training ;- The exchange visitor has entered the U.S. soil to receive graduate medical education or training;
  • Specialized knowledge or skill: Skills List ;- The exchange visitor is a national or permanent resident of a country which has deemed the field of specialized knowledge or skill necessary to the development of the country, as shown on the Exchange Visitor Skills List. Review the Exchange Visitor Skills List 2009.

Restrictions ;- When you, as an exchange visitor are subject to the two-year home-country physical presence requirement, you must return to your home country for a cumulative total period of at least two years before you can do any of the following:

  • Change status while in the U.S. to the nonimmigrant categories of temporary worker (H) or intracompany transferee (L);
  • Adjust status while in the U.S. to immigrant visa/lawful permanent resident status (LPR);
  • Receive an immigrant visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate; or
  • Receive a temporary worker (H), intracompany transferee (L), or fiancé (K) visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate.

Waiver of Two Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement ;- If an exchange visitor is not able to fulfill the home country presence requirement, he/she may be able to apply for a waiver. More information about how to apply is given below.

There are certain exchange visitors (J-1) who are subject to a two-year home-country physical presence requirement which requires them to return to their home country for at least two years once their exchange visitor program ends. This is also known as the foreign residence requirement under U.S. law, Immigration and Nationality Act, section 212(e). However, if a person is unable to return to his/her home country to fulfill the two-year requirement, he/she must apply and obtain a waiver approved by the Department of Homeland Security prior to changing status in the U.S. or being issued a visa in certain categories for travel to the U.S

Select ;Eligibility Information for details about which J-1 exchange visitors are subject to the two-year home-country physical presence requirement and whether a waiver of this requirement is available to you.

To request a recommendation for a waiver of the two-year home-country physical presence requirement from the Department of State’s Waiver Review Division, please Select Instructions and Online DS-3035 to learn more and access the online form

Visit the J Visa Waiver Online webpage to notify the Waiver Review Division of a change of address or contact information and to check the status of your waiver request.

F, M Visa

Overview

In general, a resident of a foreign country who desires to travel to the United States must first attain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. You must have a student visa to study in the United States. To find out whether you need an F-1 visa or an M-1 visa, It will depend on your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend.

To enter the United States to attend: You need the following visa category:
University or college F
High School
Private elementary school
Seminary
Conservatory
Another academic institution, including a language training program
Vocational or other recognized nonacademic institution, other than a language training program M

Students cannot travel on the Visa Waiver Program or with Visitor Visas

Citizens of the counties which participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) who intend to study in the U.S. cannot travel on the VWP or on visitor (B) visas, except if they wish to undertake recreational study as part of their tourist visit. Students must travel to the United States with student (F-1 or M-1) visas. For more information on the VWP, see the FAQs for the Visa Waiver Program.

For short periods of recreational study, a Visitor (B) visa can be used

Enrollment in a short recreational course of study, which is not for credit toward a degree or academic certificate, is permitted on a visitor (B) visa.
Study leading to a U.S. awarded degree or certificate is not permitted on a visitor (B) visa, even if it is for a short duration. For example, distance learning which requires a period of time on the institution’s U.S. campus requires an F-1 visa.

Student Acceptance at a SEVP Approved School

You can only apply at a U.S. embassy or consulate for an F or M student visa after you submit an application with an SEVP approved school and have obtained an approval for the same from them. For further information and to learn more about the educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study, opportunities for scholars, admissions, and more, please visit the Department of State Education USA website.

You will be enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) only after you are accepted by the U.S. school you plan to attend. After this you must pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee. In the next step forward, you will be provided with a Form I-20 by the U.S. school, which is to be presented to the consular officer when you attend your visa interview. If your spouse and/or children intend to stay/travel with you in the United States while you study, they have to obtain individual Form I-20s, but they are not required to pay the SEVIS fee. To learn more about SEVIS and the SEVIS I-901 Fee kindly visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) website.

There are quite a few steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply. Please use the link for the embassy or consulate website to consult the instructions available on the embassy or consulate website where you will apply.

Complete the Online Visa Application

Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 –Complete the DS-160.
1) complete the online visa application and
2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.

Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must be in the format explained below

Digital photos are required for some visa categories, while photos in physical form are required for other visa categories. The acceptance or rejection of your digital image or photo is at the discretion of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply.

We highly recommend you to use a professional visa photo service so that your photo meets all the requirements and your visa application does not gets delayed or rejected due to the photograph.

Your photos or digital images must be:

  • Color photos
  • Size should be such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image's total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Taken within the last 6 months.
  • Should have a plain white or off-white background
  • Full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
  • Uniforms should not be worn, except religious clothing that is worn daily by you.
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  • If you normally wear glasses (without tinted lenses), a hearing device, or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.
  • Dark glasses or glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable.
  • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.

Generally interviews are not required for applicants of certain age group outlined below, However it is at the discretion of the consular officers to require an interview of any applicant, regardless of age.

If you are age: Than an interview is:
13 and younger Generally not required
14-79 Required (some exceptions for renewals)
80 and older Generally not required

An applicant is required to schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live.

The waiting time for an interview appointment varies by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early.

New Students – F-1 and M-1 student visas can be issued up to 120 days in advance of your course of study start date. However, you will not be allowed to enter the U.S. in F-1 or M-1 status earlier than 30 days before your start date.

Continuing Students – Any student who is continuing his/her study in the U.S. can renew their visas at any time, as long as they have maintained student status and their SEVIS records are current. Continuing students may enter the United States at any time before their classes start.

  • Fees – You have to pay a non-refundable visa application fee before your interview. For current fees structure for Department of State government services please click here. Once your visa is approved, you may also have to pay a visa issuance reciprocity fee if applicable to your nationality. To find out if you must pay a visa issuance fee please click here Visa Reciprocity Tables.
  • To learn more about fee payment please go through the instructions which are available on the website of the embassy or consulate where you will apply.

An applicant need to gather and prepare a set of documents before reaching the interview venue:

  • Passport:- An applicant should poses a passport which is valid for travel to the U.S. The passport has to be valid for a minimum six months beyond your period of stay in the U. S. (for further information please click here on country-specific agreements).
  • If more than one person is included in your passport, each person who needs a visa must submit a separate application.
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • Application fee payment receipt, if you are required to pay before your interview
  • Photo – You will have to upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. If the photo upload fails, don’t forget to bring one printed photo in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements above.
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status-For Academic and Language Students, Form I-20A-B or Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student Status for Vocational Students, Form I-20M-N – Your school will send you a SEVIS-generated Form I-20 once they have entered your information in the SEVIS database. You and your school official must sign the Form I-20. All students, their spouse and minor children if they intend to reside in the United States with the student, must be registered in the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS). Each person receives an individual Form I-20.

Additional Documentation Which May Be Required
To ascertain if you are qualified, the embassy or the consulate may request additional documents from you. For example, additional requested documents may include evidence of:-

  • The purpose of your trip;
  • Your intent to depart the U.S. after your trip; and/or
  • Your ability to pay all costs of the trip.
  • Other documents the consular officer may request.

Evidence of your employment and/or your family ties may be sufficient to show the purpose of your trip and your intent to return to your home country. If you cannot cover all the costs for your trip, you may show evidence that another person will cover some or all costs for your trip.

During your visa interview, a consular officer will determine whether you are qualified to receive a visa, and if so, which visa category is appropriate based on your purpose of travel. You will need to establish that you meet the requirements under U.S. law to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

Ink-free, digital fingerprint scans will be taken as part of your application process. They are usually taken during your interview, but this varies based on location.

After your visa interview, your application may require further administrative processing. You will be informed by the consular officer if further processing is necessary for your application. In most of the cases, the administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case. Visa applicants are reminded to apply early for their visa, well in advance of the anticipated travel date.

Important Notice: Before making inquiries about status of administrative processing, applicants or their representatives will need to wait at least 60 days from the date of interview or submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later.

When the visa is approved, you may pay a visa issuance fee if applicable to your nationality, and will be informed how your passport with visa will be returned to you. Review the visa processing time, to learn how soon your passport with visa will generally be ready for pick-up or delivery by the courier.

  • Your spouse and unmarried, minor children who intend to reside with you during your study may apply for F-2 or M-2 visas. Your school must issue them an individual Form I-20, which is required to apply for their visas. You must provide a copy of your F-1 or M-1 visa and provide proof of relationship
  • Effective immediately, U.S. embassies and consulates will adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way that we adjudicate applications for opposite gender spouses. Please reference the specific guidance on the visa category for which you are applying for more details on documentation required for derivative spouses. For further information about visas for same-sex spouses, please see the FAQ's.
  • Your minor children are permitted to attend school in the United States while accompanying you.

Students who are authorized Optional Practical Training (OPT) must have a Form I-20 endorsed for OPT, and apply to USCIS for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). When authorized, Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to the eligible F-1 student's area of study. To learn more about OPT, please visit the USCIS Website and the ICE International Students webpage.

There are restrictions on student F-1 visa holders attending public school in the United States. Select Foreign Students in Public Schools to learn more.

Travel Authorization

What is a travel authorization?

To strengthen the security of travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, requirements to travel visa-free have been enhanced. Nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries will still be eligible to travel without a visa but will have to obtain an approved travel authorization prior to their travel to the United States.

Here is how the travel authorization process works:

The Department of Homeland Security and the United States Customs and Border Protection have provided a secure public Web site with an automated form for you, or a third party, to complete in order to apply for a travel authorization. Once you enter the required biographic, travel, and credit card information on the secure Web site, your application is processed by the system to determine if you are eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program without a visa. The system will provide you with an automated response, and prior to boarding, a carrier will electronically verify with the United States Customs and Border Protection that you have an approved travel authorization on file.

Who is required to have a travel authorization?

All passengers traveling under the Visa Waiver Program are required to have an approved travel authorization prior to traveling to the United States by air or sea. Even non-ticketed infants are required to have an approved travel authorization, if they do not have a visa for travel to the United States. An application may be submitted by a third party on behalf of a Visa Waiver Program traveler.

Does a travel authorization guarantee me admission to the United States?

If your electronic travel authorization is approved, this approval establishes that you are eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, but does not guarantee that you are admissible to the United States. Upon arrival in the United States you will be inspected by a Customs and Border Protection officer at a port of entry who may determine that you are inadmissible under the Visa Waiver Program or for any reason under United States law.

Is a travel authorization a visa?

No, an approved travel authorization is not a visa. It does not meet the legal or regulatory requirements to serve in lieu of a United States visa when a visa is required under United States law. Individuals who possess a valid visa will still be able to travel to the United States on that visa for the purpose for which it was issued. Individuals traveling on valid visas are not required to apply for a travel authorization.

How long is my travel authorization valid?

Unless revoked, travel authorizations are valid for two years from the date of authorization, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. The Authorization Approved screen displays your travel authorization expiration date.

When do I need to apply for a travel authorization?

Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that travel authorization applications be submitted at least 72 hours prior to travel. Unless revoked, travel authorizations are valid for two years from the date of authorization, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

Can prospective travelers apply to ESTA for a travel authorization without specific travel plans if they want to be able to travel to the United States on short notice?
Visa Waiver Program travelers are not required to have specific plans to travel to the United States before they apply for a travel authorization. If a traveler’s destination address in the United States is unknown when he or she completes the application in ESTA for the travel authorization, the traveler should enter the name of the hotel or approximate location he or she intends to visit. Travelers may update this information when their plans are finalized, but they will not be required to update their destination addresses or itineraries should they change after their travel authorization has been approved. DHS recommends that applications for travel authorization be submitted in ESTA as early as possible, as soon as, or even before travel is planned. ESTA will accept applications from last minute and emergency travelers – those Visa Waiver Program travelers that arrive at the airport without an approved ESTA.

Do nationals or citizens of countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program require travel authorization if they are only transiting the United States in route to another country?
Eligible nationals or citizens of countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program require either a travel authorization or a visa to transit the United States. If a traveler is only planning to transit through the United States en route to another country, when he or she completes the travel authorization application in ESTA, the traveler should enter the words "In Transit" and his or her final destination location in the address lines in the Address While In The United States field on the application.

Can a Visa Waiver Program traveler with more than one passport travel to the United States on the passport that he or she did not use when applying for a travel authorization?
No. Each Visa Waiver Program traveler must have an approved travel authorization for the passport they plan to use before they travel to the United States. If a traveler obtains a new passport, they must submit a new travel authorization application in ESTA using the new passport. A processing fee will be charged for each new application submitted.

If a Visa Waiver Program traveler has received a travel authorization approval through ESTA, does he or she need to fill out an I-94W?
The implementation of the ESTA program allowed DHS to eliminate the requirement that Visa Waiver Program travelers complete an I-94W prior to being admitted to the United States. CBP has transitioned to paperless processing for Visa Waiver Program travelers arriving by air or sea who have obtained a travel authorization. Most carriers are now capable of receiving and validating messages pertaining to the traveler’s ESTA status as part of the traveler’s boarding status. Travelers entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program who have an approved travel authorization will no longer be given a green I-94W departure coupon in their passport.

What should I do if I am not approved for a travel authorization?
If you receive a Travel Not Authorized response to your travel authorization application, but wish to continue with your travel plans, please visit the United States Department of State Web site at www.travel.state.gov for additional information about applying for a visa. The denial of a travel authorization only prohibits travel under the Visa Waiver Program and is not a determination of eligibility for a visa to travel to the United States. In the event you are not approved for a travel authorization, no court shall have jurisdiction to review an eligibility determination under ESTA.

Why is authorization under ESTA required for United States-bound travel under the Visa Waiver Program?
The "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007" (9/11 Act) amended Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), requiring that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implement an electronic travel authorization system and other measures to enhance the security of the Visa Waiver Program. ESTA adds another layer of security that allows DHS to determine, in advance of travel, whether an individual is eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program and whether such travel poses a law enforcement or security risk.

Visa Waiver Program

What is the Visa Waiver Program?
The Visa Waiver Program allows foreign nationals from certain countries to travel to the United States for business or pleasure, for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Travelers admitted under the Visa Waiver Program must agree to waive their rights to review or appeal, as explained in the Waiver of Rights section of the Application screen. See who is eligible to apply for admission under the Visa Waiver Program? for further information.


For further information refer to § 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1187, and 8 C.F.R. § 217.

Andorra Estonia Ireland Monaco Singapore Taiwan[1]
Australia Finland Italy Netherlands Slovakia United Kingdom
Austria France Japan New Zealand Slovenia
Belgium Germany Latvia Norway South Korea
Brunei Greece Liechtenstein Portugal Spain
Czech Republic Hungary Lithuania Republic of Malta Sweden
Denmark Iceland Luxembourg San Marino Switzerland

[1] With respect to all references to "country" or "countries" in this document, it should be noted that the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Pub. L. No. 96-8, Section 4(b)(1), provides that "[w]henever the laws of the United States refer or relate to foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities, such terms shall include and such laws shall apply with respect to Taiwan." 22 U.S.C. § 3303(b)(1). Accordingly, all references to "country" or "countries" in the Visa Waiver Program authorizing legislation, Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1187, are read to include Taiwan. This is consistent with the United States' one-China policy, under which the United States has maintained unofficial relations with Taiwan since 1979.

Who is eligible to apply for admission under the Visa Waiver Program?
You are eligible to apply for admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) if you:

  • Intend to enter the United States for 90 days or less for business, pleasure or transit
  • Have a valid passport lawfully issued to you by a Visa Waiver Program country
  • Have authorization to travel via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization
  • Arrive via a Visa Waiver Program signatory carrier
  • Have a return or onward ticket
  • Travel may not terminate in contiguous territory or adjacent islands unless the traveler is a resident of one of those areas
  • Are a citizen or national of one of the Visa Waiver Program countries listed below:

Andorra Estonia Ireland Monaco Singapore Taiwan[1]
Australia Finland Italy Netherlands Slovakia United Kingdom
Austria France Japan New Zealand Slovenia
Belgium Germany Latvia Norway South Korea
Brunei Greece Liechtenstein Portugal Spain
Czech Republic Hungary Lithuania Republic of Malta Sweden
Denmark Iceland Luxembourg San Marino Switzerland

[1] With respect to all references to "country" or "countries" in this document, it should be noted that the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Pub. L. No. 96-8, Section 4(b)(1), provides that "[w]henever the laws of the United States refer or relate to foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities, such terms shall include and such laws shall apply with respect to Taiwan." 22 U.S.C. § 3303(b)(1). Accordingly, all references to "country" or "countries" in the Visa Waiver Program authorizing legislation, Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1187, are read to include Taiwan. This is consistent with the United States' one-China policy, under which the United States has maintained unofficial relations with Taiwan since 1979.

  • Establish to the satisfaction of the inspecting United States Customs and Border Protection officer that you are entitled to be admitted under the Visa Waiver Program and that you are not inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Waive any rights to review or appeal of the admissibility determination of the United States Customs and Border Protection officer, or contest, other than on the basis of an application for asylum, any removal action arising from an application for admission under the Visa Waiver Program.
  • Reaffirm, through the submission of biometric identifiers (including fingerprints and photographs) during processing upon arrival in the United States, your waiver of any rights to review or appeal of the admissibility determination of the United States Customs and Border Protection officer, or contest, other than on the basis of an application for asylum, any removal action arising from an application for admission under the Visa Waiver Program.
  • Obtain an Authorization Approved determination following a travel authorization application.
  • Not pose a threat to the welfare, health, safety, or security of the United States.
  • Have complied with all conditions of any previous admission under the Visa Waiver Program.

What are the passport requirements for travel under the Visa Waiver Program?

Visa Waiver Program requirements are:

  • The passport must have a machine-readable zone on the biographic page.
  • Issued on or after October 26, 2005 – Each Visa Waiver Program passport issued on or after this date must have a digital photo.
  • Issued on or after October 26, 2006 – Each Visa Waiver Program passport issued on or after this date must be an electronic passport with a digital chip containing biometric information about the passport owner.

EXCEPTION: To be eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, persons presenting United Kingdom passports must possess the unrestricted right of permanent abode in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man

EXCEPTION: Citizens and nationals of Slovenia may use only the red cover Slovenian passport for admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

EXCEPTION: Effective July 1, 2009, Visa Waiver Program countries’ emergency or temporary passports must be electronic passports.

  • Citizens of the following Visa Waiver Program countries are required to present electronic passports:
    • Czech Republic
    • Estonia
    • Slovakia
    • Hungary
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Republic of Malta
    • South Korea
    • Greece
  • Citizens from Visa Waiver Program eligible countries must present a machine-readable passport unless they are from:
    • Czech Republic
    • Estonia
    • Slovakia
    • Hungary
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Republic of Malta
    • South Korea
    • Greece
  • A machine readable passport contains two lines of text with numbers and chevrons (<<<) at the bottom of the personal information page with the passport bearer's picture. Document requirements vary according to the date a passport was issued or renewed as follows:
    • Machine-readable passports issued or renewed/extended before October 26, 2005 have no additional requirements.
    • If a passport was issued or renewed/extended on or after October 26, 2005 and does not meet the following requirements, the traveler must obtain a visa:

1. Machine-readable passports issued or renewed/extended on or after October 26, 2005 through October 25, 2006 must meet the following requirements: A digital photograph printed on the passport data page is required OR an integrated chip containing information from the data page (e-passport). A digital photo is one that is printed on the page, not a photo that is glued or laminated into the passport.
2. Machine-readable passports issued or renewed/extended on or after October 26, 2006 are required to be e-passports.

  • Taiwan passport holders must provide Passport Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN).

When must I obtain a visa to travel to the United States?

  • If you intend to arrive in the United States aboard a non-signatory air carrier.
  • If you intend to visit the United States for more than 90 days.
  • If you believe any grounds of inadmissibility of the Immigration and Nationality Act § 212(a) apply to you, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa before traveling to the United States. Although you may be inadmissible to the United States, you may qualify for a non-immigrant visa and waiver, which may allow you to travel to the United States.
  • If you are traveling to the United States for a purpose other than short-term tourism or business.

Are there disadvantages to using the Visa Waiver Program?
Before using the Visa Waiver Program, be aware of the following conditions that apply and carefully consider your options:

  • If you are admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, you may not change or extend your non-immigrant status.
  • If your admission is denied, you have no right to appeal a determination as to admissibility.
  • If you are found to have violated the terms of your admission, you also have no right to review or appeal, other than on the basis of an application for asylum, any removal action arising from an application for admission under the Visa Waiver Program.

What if a Visa Waiver Program applicant is found to be inadmissible?
Travelers applying for admission to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program who are determined to be inadmissible to the United States will be denied admission and returned to their country of origin, or a third country from which the traveler holds a round-trip ticket, aboard the carrier on which the traveler arrived in the United States.

Why is authorization under ESTA required for United States-bound travel under the Visa Waiver Program?
The "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007" (9/11 Act) amended Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), requiring that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implement an electronic travel authorization system and other measures to enhance the security of the Visa Waiver Program. ESTA adds another layer of security that allows DHS to determine, in advance of travel, whether an individual is eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program and whether such travel poses a law enforcement or security risk.

Step 5: Your Application Status

  • Authorization Approved. Your travel authorization has been approved and you are authorized to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. A travel authorization does not guarantee admission to the United States; as a Customs and Border Protection officer at a port of entry will have the final determination.
  • Travel Not Authorized. You are not authorized to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. You may be able to obtain a visa from the Department of State for your travel. Please visit the United States Department of State Web site for additional information about applying for a visa. This response does not deny entry into the United States. This response only prohibits you from traveling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program.
  • Authorization Pending. Your travel authorization is under review because an immediate determination could not be made for your application. This response does not indicate negative findings. A determination will usually be available within 72 hours.

What information do I need to complete the application?
Applicant Information

Field Description
Birth Date, Day Choose the day on which you were born. The day of birth is required to complete the application or to check the status of your application.
Birth Date, Month Choose the month in which you were born. The month of birth is required to complete the application or to check the status of your application.
Birth Date, Year Choose the year in which you were born. The year of birth is required to complete the application or to check the status of your application.
Country of Birth Choose the country in which you were born. The country where you were born is required to complete the application.
Country Where You Live Choose the country in which you reside. The country where you live is required to complete the application.
E-mail Address Enter the e-mail address at which you can be contacted. The e-mail address is optional to complete the application. Your e-mail address is used to notify you 30 days before your ESTA application expires or if there is a change in your ESTA status. We highly recommend you fill in the e-mail address field.
Family Name Enter your family name as the family name appears on your passport under the Family Name or Surname field. The family name is required to complete the application.
First (Given) Name Enter your first (given) name as the first name appears on your passport under the First or Given Name field. Do not include the middle name in this field. First name is required to complete the application. If you do not have a first name, then enter the letters FNU which stands for First Name Unknown.
Sex Choose your gender, either male or female. The sex (gender) is required to complete the application.
Telephone Number, Country Code Choose the country code of the telephone number where you can be contacted. The country code and telephone number are optional to complete the application.
Telephone Number Enter the telephone number where you can be contacted. The telephone number is optional to complete the application.

Passport Information

Field Description
Passport Expiration Date, Day Choose the day on which your passport expires, as it appears on your passport under the Expiration Date or Extension field. The day on which the passport expires is required to complete the application.
Passport Expiration Date, Month Choose the month in which your passport expires, as it appears on your passport under the Expiration Date or Extension field. The month in which the passport expires is required to complete the application.
Passport Expiration Date, Year Choose the year in which your passport expires, as it appears on your passport under the Expiration Date or Extension field. The year in which the passport expires is required to complete the application.
Passport Issuance Date, Day Choose the day on which your passport was issued, as it appears on your passport under the Date of Issue field. The day on which the passport was issued is required to complete the application.
Passport Issuance Date, Month Choose the month in which your passport was issued, as it appears on your passport under the Date of Issue field. The month in which the passport was issued is required to complete the application.
Passport Issuance Date, Year Choose the year in which your passport was issued, as it appears on your passport under the Date of Issue field. The year in which the passport was issued is required to complete the application.
Passport Issuing Country Choose the country of citizenship, as it appears on your passport. The passport issuing country is required to complete the application.
Passport Number Enter your passport number as it appears on your passport. The passport number may contain numbers and/or characters. Please closely distinguish between the number zero and the letter O. The passport number is required to complete the application or to check the status of your application.
Personal Identification Number Enter your personal identification number as it appears on your passport. (Applies to Taiwan passport holders only)

Travel Information (OPTIONAL)

Field Description
Carrier Information, Carrier Name Choose the carrier name for the carrier on which you will be traveling to the United States, if your travel information is available. The carrier name is optional to complete the application.
Carrier Information, Flight Number or Vessel Name Enter the flight number or vessel name for the carrier on which you will be traveling to the United States, if your travel information is available. The flight number or vessel name is optional to complete the application.
City Where You are Boarding Enter the last city where you will board an aircraft prior to arriving in the United States on this trip. The city where the applicant will board is optional to complete the application.

Address While In The United States Information (OPTIONAL)

Field Description
Address Line 1 Enter the number and street of the location where you will stay while in the United States. Do not include the city and state in this field. Address Line 1 is optional to complete the application.
  • If multiple locations are planned, enter the first address.
  • If the complete address is not known, enter the name of the hotel or location you will visit. You may update this information once confirmed.
  • If you are leaving the United States immediately and do not have an address, enter the words "In Transit" and your final destination location.
Address Line 2 Enter apartment, suite, unit, floor, building, or other, if appropriate. Do not include the city and state in this field. Address line 2 is optional to complete the application.
City Enter the city of the address where you will stay while in the United States. The city is optional to complete the application.
State Enter the state of the address where you will stay while in the United States. The state is optional to complete the application.

Help is provided for some of the "Do any of the following apply to you?" questions where the meanings are less clear:

Field Description
A) Do you have a communicable disease; physical or mental disorder; or are you a drug abuser or addict? Communicable Diseases
Under United States law communicable diseases of public health significance include:
  • Chancroid
  • Gonorrhea
  • Granuloma inguinale
  • Leprosy, infectious
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Syphilis, infectious stage
  • Tuberculosis, active
  • And others as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Physical or Mental Disorders
With regard to physical or mental disorders, answer ”Yes” to this question if:
(a) You currently have a physical or mental disorder and a history of behavior associated with the disorder that may pose or has posed a threat to your property, safety or welfare or that of others; or
(b) You had a physical or mental disorder and a history of behavior associated with the disorder that has posed a threat to your property, safety or welfare or that of others and the behavior is likely to recur or lead to other harmful behavior. Answer ”No” if:
(a) You currently have no physical or mental disorders; or
(b) You have or had a physical or mental disorder without associated behavior that may pose or has posed a threat to your property, safety or welfare of that of others; or
(c) You currently have a physical or mental disorder with associated behavior, but that behavior has not posed, does not currently pose nor will pose a threat to your property, safety or welfare or that of others; or
(d) You had a physical or mental disorder with associated behavior that posed a threat to your property, safety or welfare or that of others, but that behavior is unlikely to recur.
Drug Abusers and Drug Addicts
Under United States law persons may not be admissible if they have been determined to be a drug abuser or drug addict.
For further information refer to § 212(a)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(1)(A), and corresponding regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations.
B) Have you ever been arrested or convicted for an offense or crime involving moral turpitude or a violation related to a controlled substance; or been arrested or convicted for two or more offenses for which the aggregate sentence to confinement was five years or more; or been a controlled substance trafficker; or are you seeking entry to engage in criminal or immoral activities? Crimes involving moral turpitude - Such offenses generally involve conduct which is inherently base, vile, or depraved and contrary to the accepted rules of morality and the duties owed to persons or society in general. There are factors, such as the age of the offender or the date of the offense, that may affect whether an offense will be considered a crime involving moral turpitude for purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
For further information refer to § 212(a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(2), § 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43) and corresponding regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations.
C) Are you seeking to work in the U.S.; or have you ever been excluded and deported; or been previously removed from the United States; or procured or attempted to procure a visa or entry into the U.S. by fraud or misrepresentation? Individuals entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are admitted as non-immigrant alien visitors and may not seek employment in the United States. While Visa Waiver Program travelers may not seek employment in the United States, there are many classifications of non-immigrant and immigrant employment-sponsored visas for those who qualify.
For further information refer to § 212(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(5).
D) Have you ever detained, retained, or withheld custody of a child from a U.S. citizen granted custody of the child? Any alien who, after entry of an order by a court in the United States granting custody to a person of a United States citizen child who detains or retains the child, or withholds custody of the child, outside the United States from the person granted custody by that order, is inadmissible until the child is surrendered to the person granted custody by that order.
For further information refer to § 212(a)(10)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(10)(C).
E) Have you ever asserted immunity from prosecution? With regard to immunity from prosecution, answer ”Yes” to this question if all of the following apply:
(a) you have committed a serious criminal offense in the United States as defined in 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1101(h), including any felony, at any time for which immunity from criminal jurisdiction was exercised; and
(b) as a consequence of the offense and exercise of immunity identified in (a), you have departed from the United States; and
(c) you have not subsequently submitted fully to the jurisdiction of the court in the United States having jurisdiction with respect to that offense.
For further information refer to § 212(a)(2)(E) and 101(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(2)(E) and 1101(h).

Do travelers need to bring a paper printout of their travel authorization to the airport?
No. DHS will be able to communicate a traveler’s ESTA status to the carriers. However, DHS recommends that travelers print out the travel authorization application response in order to maintain a record of their traveler authorization application number and to have confirmation of their ESTA status.

Does a traveler ever need to reapply for a travel authorization through ESTA?
Yes, there may be instances when a new travel authorization via ESTA would be required. A new travel authorization may be required in any of the following circumstances:

  • The traveler is issued a new passport
  • The traveler changes his or her name
  • The traveler changes his or her gender
  • The traveler’s country of citizenship changes; or
  • The circumstances underlying the traveler’s previous responses to any of the ESTA application questions requiring a “yes” or “no” response have changed.

Travel authorization approvals will typically be granted for a period of two years or until the applicant’s passport expires, whichever is sooner. ESTA will provide validity dates upon approval of the application. Therefore, a traveler must apply for a new travel authorization when a prior ESTA authorization or an applicant’s passport expires. The associated fee will be charged for each new application submitted.

My travel authorization is valid for travel to the United States but will expire before I depart. Do I need to apply for a new one before my trip?
No. ESTA travel authorization needs only to be valid upon arrival in the United States.

What information can I update?
Prior to submitting an electronic travel authorization application with the required payment information, you can update all application data fields except the passport number and passport issuing country. Once an application is complete and submitted with all the required payment information, you can still update any one of the following fields:

  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number
  • Carrier Information
  • City where you are boarding
  • Address while in the United States

What should I do if the information on my passport has changed?
If you obtain a new passport or there is a change to your passport information, you must apply for a new travel authorization.

How can applicants correct a mistake on Passport Issuance Date or Passport Expiration Date after completing their travel authorization application in ESTA?
An applicant can update the Passport Issuance Date or Passport Expiration Date as long as the application has not been paid for. If an applicant enters the wrong Passport Issuance Date or Passport Expiration Date after having paid for the ESTA application, the traveler will need to re-apply for a new travel authorization. The associated fee will be charged for each new application submitted. The previous application will be canceled.

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AfghanistanAmerican Embassy in Belgrade, Afghanistan

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BelarusAmerican Embassy in Minsk, Belarus

U.S. Embassy in Minsk, Belarus

46 Starovilenskaya St.,, Minsk 220002

BelgiumAmerican Embassy in Brussels, Belgium

U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium

Regentlaan 27, Boulevard du Regent, B-1000

  • City: Brussels
  • Phone: +32-2-508-2111
  • Fax: +32-2-511-2725
  • Website: http://brussels.usembassy.gov
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 to 6:00 p.m
BelizeAmerican Embassy in Belize City, Belize

U.S. Embassy in Belize City, Belize

Floral Park Road, Belmopan, Cayo

BeninAmerican Embassy in Cotonou, Benin

U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin

01BP 2012, Cotonou Benin

  • City: Cotonou
  • Phone: (229) 30 06 50
  • Fax: (229) 30 03 84
  • Website: http://cotonou.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: The Embassy is open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 12:30 and from 1:30 to 5:00 P.M. Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. and The Embassy is closed for all off
BermudaAmerican Embassy in Hamilton, Bermuda

U.S. Embassy in Hamilton, Bermuda

P.O. Box HM 325 HM BX

BoliviaAmerican Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia

U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia

Avenida Arce No. 2780, Casilla 425, La Paz, Bolivia

  • City: La Paz
  • Phone: (591) 2-216-8000
  • Fax: (591) 2-216-8111
  • Website: http://bolivia.usembassy.gov/
  • Email: consularlapaz@state.com
  • Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 1:30PM to 5:00PM Tuesdays and Fridays 8:30AM to 12:30PM, and 2:00PM to 4:00PM (except U.S. and local holidays)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAmerican Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Alipasina 43

BotswanaAmerican Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana

U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana

P.O. Box 90

BrazilAmerican Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil

U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil

Av. das Nacoes Qd. 801 - Lt. 03, 70403-900 - Brasilia, DF, Barazil

BrazilAmerican Consulate in Belem, Brazil

Consular Agency of United States in Belem, Brazil

Edificio Sintese, 21, Avenida Conselheiro Furtado, 2865, 66060-600 - Belem, PA, Brazil

  • City: Belem
  • Phone: (+55) (91) 3259-4566
  • Fax: (+55) (91) 3259-2626
  • Office Hours: 15.00-18.00
BrazilAmerican Consulate in Fortaleza, Brazil

Consular Agency of United States in Fortaleza, Brazil

Torre Santos Dumont, Avenida Santos Dumont, 2828, Suite 708 - Aldeota, 60150-161 - Fortaleza, CE, Brazil

BrazilAmerican Consulate in Manaus, Brazil

Consular Agency of United States in Manaus, Brazil

Edificio Atrium Sala 306, Rua Franco de Sa, 310, 69079-210 Manaus, AM, Brazil

  • City: Manaus
  • Phone: (+55) 55-92-611-3333
  • Fax: (+55) 55-92-611-3333
BrazilAmerican Consulate in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Consular Agency of United States in Porto Alegre, Brazil

a/c Instituto Cultural Brasileiro Norte Americano, Rua Riachuelo, 1257, Centro, 90010-010 - Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

  • City: Porto Alegre
  • Phone: (+55) (51) 225-2255 / 226-3344
  • Fax: (+55) (51) 226-3344
BrazilAmerican Consulate in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Consulate General of United States in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Avenida Presidente Wilson, 147, Rio de Janeiro. RJ 20030-020, Brazil

  • City: Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone: (+55) 21-3823-2000
  • Fax: (+55) 21-3823-2003
  • Office Hours: 08:00 - 16:45
BrazilAmerican Consulate in Salvador, Brazil

Consular Agency of United States in Salvador, Brazil

Av. Tancredo Neves, 1632, Sala 1401 - Salvador Trade Center - Torre Sul, Caminho das Árvores, 41820-020 - Salvador, BA, Brazil

  • City: Salvador
  • Phone: (+55) (71) 3113-2090 / 1 / 2
  • Email: amcon@svn.com.br
  • Office Hours: 14.00-18.00
BrazilAmerican Consulate in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Consulate General of United States in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rua Henri Dunant, 700, Chacara Santo Antonio, Sao Paulo/SP, 04709-110, Brazil

BruneiAmerican Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

U.S Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

impang 336-52-16-9,, Jalan Kebangsaan, Seri Begawan BS8811 , Brunei Darussalam

BulgariaAmerican Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria

U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria

16, Kozyak Street

  • City: Sofia
  • Phone: +359 2 937 5100
  • Fax: +359 2 937 5320
  • Website: http://bulgaria.usembassy.gov
  • Email: irc@usembassy.bg
  • Office Hours: M - R from 9:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and also Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Burkina FasoAmerican Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

622 Avenue Raoul Follereau, Koulouba, Secteur 4

  • City: Ouagadougou
  • Phone: (226) 50-30-67-23
  • Fax: (226) 50-31-23-68
  • Website: http://ouagadougou.usembassy.gov/
  • Email: amembouaga@state.gov
  • Office Hours: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Friday from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM local time. The local time is equivalent to the GMT. The Embassy is close
BurundiAmerican Embassy in Bujumbura, Burundi

U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura, Burundi

B.P. 1720 Avenue Des Etats-Unis

CambodiaAmerican Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

16, Street 228 (between streets 51 and 63)

  • City: Phnom Penh
  • Phone: (855-23) 216 436/ 216 438
  • Fax: (855-23) 216 437
  • Office Hours: Morning: 8:00 AM--12:00 PM Afternoon: 01:00 PM--05:00 PM
CameroonAmerican Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon

U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon

Rue Nachtigal P.O. Box 817

  • City: Yaounde
  • Phone: (237) 2220-1500
  • Fax: (237) 2220-1500x4531
  • Website: http://yaounde.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday to Thursday: 07:30 to 17:00; Friday: 07:30 to 12:30
CanadaAmerican Embassy in Ottawa, Canada

U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1G8 Canada, Courier Address: 207 Bank Street, suite 418, Ontario K2P 2N2

  • City: Ottawa
  • Phone: 613.688.5335
  • Fax: 613.688.3082
  • Website: http://ottawa.usembassy.gov/
  • Email: ottawareference@state.gov, web1@ottawa.usembassy.gov
  • Office Hours: American Citizen Services: Monday - Friday (except Wednesdays) from 8am to 12pm. Visas Monday - Friday from 8am to 4pm. All persons seeking U.S. visas require an appointment in advance. The Embassy is closed for both Canadian and U.S. holidays.
CanadaAmerican Consulate in Calgary, Canada

Consulate General of United States in Calgary, Canada

615 MacLeod Trail S.E., Suite 1000, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T8

  • City: Calgary
  • Phone: (+1) (403) 266-8962
  • Fax: (+1) (403) 266-6630
CanadaAmerican Consulate in Halifax, Canada

Consulate General of United States in Halifax, Canada

Purdy's Tower II, Suite 904, 1969 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R7, Canada

  • City: Halifax
  • Phone: (+1) (902) 429-2480/ (+1) (902) 422-5034
  • Fax: (+1) (902) 423-6861
CanadaAmerican Consulate in Montreal, Canada

Consulate General of United States in Montreal, Canada

1155 St-Alexandre Street, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3Z1

  • City: Montreal
  • Phone: (+1) (514) 398-9695
  • Fax: (+1) (514) 398-0973
  • Email: montreal.usconsulate.gov
  • Office Hours: 08.15-17.00
CanadaAmerican Consulate in Quebec, Canada

Consulate General of United States in Quebec, Canada

1 Rue Ste. Genevieve, 2 Place de la Terrasse-Dufferin, PO Box 939, Quebec G1R 4T9

  • City: Quebec
  • Phone: (+1) (418) 692-2096 / 5
  • Fax: (+1) (418) 692-4640
  • Office Hours: 08.30-17.00
CanadaAmerican Consulate in Toronto, Canada

Consulate General of United States in Toronto, Canada

360 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4

  • City: Toronto
  • Phone: (+1) (416) 595-1700
  • Fax: (+1) (416) 595-1090
  • Website: http://toronto.usconsulate.gov
  • Office Hours: American Citizen Services: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Report of Birth Abroad
    Applications: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ONLY
    Visa Inquiries: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Visa A
CanadaAmerican Consulate in Vancouver, Canada

Consulate General of United States in Vancouver, Canada

1095 W. Pender St., Vancouver, B.C. V6E 2M6 Canada

  • City: Vancouver
  • Phone: (+1) (604) 685-4311
  • Fax: (+1) (604) 685-5285 / 7304
  • Website: http://vancouver.usconsulate.gov
  • Office Hours: The Consulate General is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday, except for U.S. and Canadian holidays. The general information window is open from 8:00 a
CanadaAmerican Consulate in Winnipeg, Canada

Consulate of United States in Winnipeg, Canada

201 Portage Avenue, Suite 860, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B ,

Cape VerdeAmerican Embassy in Praia, Cape Verde

American Embassy in Praia, Cape Verde

Rua Abilio Macedo n 6, Praia, Cape Verde

Cayman IslandsAmerican Consulate in Grand, Cayman Islands

Honorary Consulate of United States in Grand, Cayman Island

2nd Floor, Mirco Centre, North Sound Road, Mailing address: P.O. Box 2392, Grand Cayman KY1-1105

ChadAmerican Embassy in Ndjamena, Chad

Embassy of United States in NDjamena, Chad

Avenue Felix Eboue, B.P. 413 N'Djamena, Chad

ChileAmerican Embassy in Santiago, Chile

U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile

Andres Bello 2800, Las Condes

ChinaAmerican Embassy in Beijing, China

Embassy of United States in Beijing, China

Xiu Shui Bei Jie 3, 100600

ChinaAmerican Consulate in Chengdu, China

Consulate General of United States in Chengdu, China

No. 4 Lingshiguan Road, Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC 610041, China

ChinaAmerican Consulate in Guangzhou, China

Consulate General of United States in Guangzhou, China

No. 1 Shamian Street South, Guangzhou 510133

ChinaAmerican Consulate in Shanghai, China

Consulate General of United States in Shanghai, China

1469 Huai Hai Zhong Road, (Near Wulumuqi Nan Lu), 200031

ChinaAmerican Consulate in Shenyang, China

Consulate General of United States in Shenyang, China

52, 14th Wei Road, Heping District, , 110003 China

ChinaAmerican Consulate in Hong Kong, China

Consulate General of United States in Hong Kong, China

26 Garden Road,, Hong Kong, China

ColombiaAmerican Embassy in Bogota, Colombia

U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia

Calle 22D-Bis # 47-51, Carrera 45 # 22D-45, Bogota, D.C., Colombia

ColombiaAmerican Consulate in Barranquilla, Colombia

Consular Agency of United States in Barranquilla, Colombia

Calle 77B # 57-141, Oficina 511

Congo - Republic ofAmerican Embassy in Kinshasa, Congo - Republic of

Embassy of United States in Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

310, Avenue des Aviateurs, Kinshasa, Gombe, Congo (Democratic Republic)

  • City: Kinshasa
  • Phone: (+243) 81 225-5872
  • Fax: (+243) 81 301-0531/(+243) 81 301-0560
  • Website: http://kinshasa.usembassy.gov
  • Office Hours: Mon-Thu: 07:30 - 17:15 Fri: 07.30-12.30
Costa RicaAmerican Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica

Embassy of United States in San Jose, Costa Rica

Calle 120 Avenida 0, Pavas, San Jose, Costa Rica, Local address: 920-1200 San Jose, Costa Rica, US address: US Embassy San Jose, APO AA 34020

  • City: San Jose
  • Phone: (506) 519-2000
  • Fax: (506) 519-2305
  • Website: http://sanjose.usembassy.gov
  • Office Hours: 8:00AM-4:30 PM (UTC -6 hours)
CroatiaAmerican Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia

Embassy of the United States in Zagreb, Croatia

Andrije Hebranga 2,, 10000

CubaAmerican Embassy in Havana, Cuba

Representative Office of United States in Havana, Cuba

Calzada between L and M Streets, Vedado, Havana

CyprusAmerican Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus

Embassy of the United States in Nikosia, Cyprus

Metochiou & Ploutarchou Street, 2407, Engomi

Czech RepublicAmerican Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic

Embassy of the United States in Prague, Czech Republic

Trziste 15, 118 01 Praha 1, Czech Republic

DjiboutiAmerican Embassy in Djibouti Ville, Djibouti

Embassy of United States in Djibouti Ville, Djibouti

Plateau du Serpent, Blvd du Marechal Joffre, B.P. 185

Dominican RepublicAmerican Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Leopoldo Navarro corner of Cesar Nicolas Penson

Dominican RepublicAmerican Consulate in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Consular Agency of United States in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Villanueva Street at the corner of John F. Kennedy Avenue, Abraxa Bookstore Bldg., 2nd. Floor, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

  • City: Puerto Plata
  • Phone: (+1 809) 586-8017 or (+1 809) 586-4204, or (809) 586-8023
  • Fax: (+1 809) 586-8015
  • Email: acssantodom@state.gov
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 12:30pm / 2:00pm to 5:00pm
EcuadorAmerican Embassy in Quito, Ecuador

U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador

Patria and 12 de Octubre Avenues

  • City: Quito
  • Phone: (593) 2-256-2890
  • Fax: (593) 2-250-2052
  • Office Hours: Mondays through Fridays 8 AM - 12:30 PM; 1:30 PM- 5:00 PM
EcuadorAmerican Consulate in Galapagos, Ecuador

Consular Agency of United States in Galapagos, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador

  • City: Galapagos
  • Phone: (+593) 5 2526-330
  • Fax: (+593) 5 2526-296
EcuadorAmerican Consulate in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Consulate General of United States in Guayaquil, Ecuador

9 de Octubre y Garcia Moreno, Guayaquil, Ecuador

EgyptAmerican Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

Embassy of United States in Cairo, Egypt

8 Kamal el-Din Salah Street,, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt

El SalvadorAmerican Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador

U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador

Embajada de Los Estados Unidos, Boulevard Santa Elena Final, Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad, El Salvador

  • City: San Salvador
  • Phone: [503] 278-6020
  • Website: http://sansalvador.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays only from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Equatorial GuineaAmerican Embassy in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

U.S. Embassy in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

K-3, Carretera de Aeropuerto,, Al lado de Restaurante El Paraiso

  • City: Malabo
  • Phone: (+240) 098-895
  • Fax: (+240) 098-894
  • Website: http://malabo.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 17:00
EritreaAmerican Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea

U.S. Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea

Franklin Roosevelt Street, P.O. Box 211

  • City: Asmara
  • Phone: (291)(1) 12-00-04
  • Fax: (291)(1) 12-75-84
  • Website: http://asmara.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 5pm and The Embassy is closed for all official American and Eritrean holidays.
EstoniaAmerican Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia

U.S. Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia

Kentmanni 20, 15099

EthiopiaAmerican Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

US Embassy in Ethiopia

Entoto Street, P.O.Box 1014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

FijiAmerican Embassy in Suva, Fiji

U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji

31 Loftus Street, P. O Box 218, Suva, Fiji

  • City: Suva
  • Phone: (679) 3314466
  • Fax: (679) 3300081
  • Email: usembsuva@connect.com.fj
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM
FinlandAmerican Embassy in Helsinki, Finland

U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland

Itainen Puistotie 14 B , FIN-00140

FranceAmerican Embassy in Paris, France

U.S. Embassy in Paris, France

2 avenue Gabriel, 75382 Cedex 08

  • City: Paris
  • Phone: +33 1 43 12 22 22
  • Fax: +33 1 42 66 97 83
  • Office Hours: Open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
FranceAmerican Consulate in Bordeaux, France

Consulate of United States in Bordeaux, France

10, place de la Bourse, BP 77, 33025 Bordeaux Cedex, France

FranceAmerican Consulate in Lille, France

Consulate of United States in Lille, France

107, rue Royale, 59800

FranceAmerican Consulate in Lyon, France

Consulate of United States in Lyon, France

1, quai Jules Courmont, 69002 Lyon, France

  • City: Lyon
  • Phone: (+33) 4 78.38.36.88
  • Fax: (+33) 4 72.41.71.81
  • Email: usalyon@state.gov
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10.00 to 12.00 a.m. 2.00 to 5.00 p.m. on appointment
FranceAmerican Consulate in Marseille, France

Consulate General of United States in Marseille, France

Place Varian Fry, 13006 Marseille, France

  • City: Marseille
  • Phone: (33) 4-91-54-92-00
  • Fax: (33) 4-91-55-56-95
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 to 12:00 14:00 to 17:00
FranceAmerican Consulate in Nice, France

Consular Agency of United States in Nice, France

7, avenue Gustave V, 06000 Nice, France

  • City: Nice
  • Phone: (+33) 4 93.88.89.55
  • Fax: (+33) 4 93.87.07.38
FranceAmerican Consulate in Rennes, France

Consulate of United States in Rennes, France

30, Quai Duguay-Trouin, 35000

FranceAmerican Consulate in Strasbourg, France

Consulate General of United States in Strasbourg, France

15, Avenue d'Alsace, 67082 Strasbourg Cedex

  • City: Strasbourg
  • Phone: (33) 3 88 35 31 04
  • Fax: (33) 3 88 24 06 95
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 to 13:00 14:00 to 17:00
FranceAmerican Consulate in Toulouse, France

Consulate of United States in Toulouse, France

25 allees Jean Jaures, 31000 Toulouse, France

  • City: Toulouse
  • Phone: (33) 5-34-41-36-50
  • Fax: (33) 5-34-41-16-19
  • Email: usconsulate-tlse@wanadoo.fr
  • Office Hours: Appointments on Wednesdays: 10:00 to 12:00 14:00 to 16:00
GabonAmerican Embassy in Libreville, Gabon

U.S. Embassy in Libreville, Gabon

Blvd. du Bord de Mer, B.P. 4000

  • City: Libreville
  • Phone: (241) 76.20.03 or 76-20-04/(241) 74-34-92
  • Fax: (241) 74.55.07
  • Website: http://libreville.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm Friday: 8:30am-2:00pm
GambiaAmerican Embassy in Banjul, Gambia

U.S. Embassy in Banjul, Gambia

Kairaba Avenue, Fajara, P.M.B. 19

  • City: Banjul
  • Phone: (220)439-2856/437-6169/437-6170
  • Fax: (220)439-2475
  • Email: ConsularBanjul@state.gov
  • Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 - 17:00 Friday: 8:00 - 12:30
GeorgiaAmerican Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia

Embassy of the United States of America in Tbilisi, Georgia

11 George Balanchine Street, Tbilisi, Georgia, 0131

GermanyAmerican Embassy in Berlin, Germany

U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany

Neustadtische Kirchstrasse 4-5, 10117

GermanyAmerican Consulate in Bremen, Germany

Consular Agency of United States in Bremen, Germany

World Trade Center, Birkenstrasse 15, 3. Etage Nr. 68-69, 28195

GermanyAmerican Consulate in Dusseldorf, Germany

Consulate General of United States in Dusseldorf, Germany

Willi-Becker-Allee 10, 40227

  • City: Dusseldorf
  • Phone: (+49) 211-7 88 89 27
  • Fax: (+49) 211-7 88 89 38
GermanyAmerican Consulate in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Consulate General of United States in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Giessener Strasse 30, 60435 Frankfurt am Main

  • City: Frankfurt am Main
  • Phone: (+49) 69-7535-0
  • Fax: (+49) 69-7535-2277
GermanyAmerican Consulate in Hamburg, Germany

Consulate General of United States in Hamburg, Germany

Alsterufer 27/28, 20354

GermanyAmerican Consulate in Leipzig, Germany

Consulate General of the United States in Leipzig, Germany

Wilhelm Seyfferth-Strasse 4, 04107

GermanyAmerican Consulate in Munich, Germany

Consulate General of United States in Munich, Germany

Koniginstrasse 5, 80539 Munich, Federal Republic of Germany

GhanaAmerican Embassy in Accra, Ghana

U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana

US Embassy, P.O. Box GP 194

GreeceAmerican Embassy in Athens, Greece

U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece

91 Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, GR-101 60

  • City: Athens
  • Phone: 30-210-721-2951
  • Email: AthensAmEmb@state.gov
  • Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 until 5:00 and on Wednesdays from 8:30 until 1:0
GreeceAmerican Consulate in Thessaloniki, Greece

Consulate General of United States in Thessaloniki, Greece

43 Tsimiski, 7th Floor GR-54623 Thessaloniki, Greece

GrenadaAmerican Embassy in St. George's, Grenada

Embassy of United States in St. Georges, Grenada

Lance Aux Epines, St. George's, Grenada

  • City: St. George's
  • Phone: (+1 473) 444-1173 / 7
  • Fax: (+1 473) 444-4820
  • Email: usemb_gd@caribsurf.com
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 10:00 am
GuatemalaAmerican Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala

U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Avenida Reforma 7-01, Zona 10, Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala

GuineaAmerican Embassy in Conakry, Guinea

Embassy of United States in Conakry, Guinea

P.O. Box 603, Transversale No. 2, Centre Administratif de Koloma, Commune de Ratoma Commune de Ratoma Conakry, Guinea

GuyanaAmerican Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana

U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana

100 Young and Duke Streets, Kingston, , Georgetown, Guyana, US Mailing: 3170 Georgetown Place, Washington D.C. , 20521-3170

  • City: Georgetown
  • Phone: 592-225-4900 thru 9
  • Fax: 592-225-8497
  • Website: http://georgetown.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
HaitiAmerican Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Tabarre 41, Boulevard 15 Octobre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

HondurasAmerican Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

American Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Avenida La Paz, Tegucigalpa M.D.C., Honduras

HungaryAmerican Embassy in Budapest, Hungary

Embassy of United States in Budapest, Hungary

Szabadsag ter 12, 1054 Budapest, Hungary

IcelandAmerican Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland

U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland

Laufasvegur 21, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

IndiaAmerican Embassy in New Delhi, India

Embassy of United States in New Delhi, India

Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021

IndiaAmerican Consulate in Chennai, India

Consulate General of United States in Chennai, India

220 Anna Salai Road, Chennai 600 006, India

IndiaAmerican Consulate in Kolkata, India

Consulate General of United States in Kolkata, India

5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700071, West Bengal, India

IndiaAmerican Consulate in Mumbai, India

Consulate General of United States in Mumbai, India

Lincoln House, 78, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai - 400026

IndiaAmerican Consulate in Secunderabad, India

Hyderabad Consulate General

Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad- 500003, Andhra Pradesh

  • City: Secunderabad
  • Phone: 91-40-4033830
  • Website: http://hyderabad.usconsulate.gov
  • Email: HyderabadPA@state.gov
  • Office Hours: The Consulate General of the United States of America operates from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, except on holidays. The Office of Consular Affairs, for all visa related queries, may be contacted from Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 12:00pm and between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
IndonesiaAmerican Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Jl. Merdeka Selatan No. 5, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia

  • City: Jakarta
  • Phone: (62-21)3435-9000
  • Fax: Fax: (62-21)3435-9922
  • Website: http://www.usembassyjakarta.org/
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 07:30 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
IndonesiaAmerican Consulate in Denpasar, Indonesia

Consular Agency of United States in Denpasar, Indonesia

Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar 80235

  • City: Denpasar
  • Phone: (+62) (361) 233-605
  • Fax: (+62) (361) 222-426
  • Email: amcobali@indosat.net.id
  • Office Hours: 08:00 - 16:30
IndonesiaAmerican Consulate in Surabaya, Indonesia

Consulate General of United States in Surabaya, Indonesia

Jl. Dr. Soetomo 33, Surabaya 60264

  • City: Surabaya
  • Phone: (+62) (31) 295-6400
  • Fax: (+62) (31) 567-4492
  • Office Hours: 07:30 - 16:00
IraqAmerican Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

Embassy of United States in Baghdad, Iraq

APO AE 09316

IrelandAmerican Embassy in Dublin, Ireland

Embassy of United States in Dublin, Ireland

42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

IsraelAmerican Consulate in Jerusalem, Israel

Consulate General of United States in Jerusalem, Jerusalem

18 Agron Road, Jerusalem 94190

IsraelAmerican Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel

Embassy of United States in Tel Aviv, Israel

71 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv, Israel

IsraelAmerican Consulate in Haifa, Israel

Consular Agency of United States in Haifa, Israel

26 Ben Gurion Boulevard

  • City: Haifa
  • Phone: (+972) (4) 853-1470
ItalyAmerican Embassy in Rome, Italy

Embassy of United States in Rome, Italy

Palazzo Margherita, Via Vittorio Veneto, 119/a, 00187 Roma, Italy

  • City: Rome
  • Phone: (+39) 06 4674-1
  • Fax: (+39) 06 4882-672 or (+39) 06 4674-2217
  • Website: http://rome.usembassy.gov
  • Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
ItalyAmerican Consulate in Florence, Italy

Consulate General of United States in Florence, Italy

Via Lungarno Vespucci, 38, 50123 Firenze

ItalyAmerican Consulate in Genova, Italy

Consular Agency of United States in Genova, Italy

Via Dante, 43, 16121

  • City: Genova
  • Phone: (+39) 010 584492
  • Fax: (+39) 010 5533033
ItalyAmerican Consulate in Milan, Italy

Consulate General of United States in Milan, Italy

Via Principe Amedeo 2/10, 20121 Milano (Italia)

ItalyAmerican Consulate in Naples, Italy

Consulate General of United States in Naples, Italy

Piazza della Repubblica, 80122 Napoli, Italy

ItalyAmerican Consulate in Palermo, Italy

Consular Agency of United States in Palermo, Italy

Via Vaccarini, 1, 90141

  • City: Palermo
  • Phone: (+39) 091 6252426
  • Fax: (+39) 091 6256026
ItalyAmerican Consulate in Trieste, Italy

Consular Agency of United States in Trieste, Italy

Via Roma, 15, 34139 Trieste, Italy

  • City: Trieste
  • Phone: (+39) 040 660177
  • Fax: (+39) 040 631240
JamaicaAmerican Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica

United States Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica

Third Floor, Mutual Life Building, 142, Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica, West Indies

JamaicaAmerican Consulate in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Consular Agency of United States in Montego Bay, Jamaica

St. James Place, 2nd Floor, Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica

JapanAmerican Embassy in Tokyo, Japan

U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan

1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, 107-8420

  • City: Tokyo
  • Phone: (03) 3224-5000
  • Fax: (03) 3505-1862
  • Website: http://tokyo.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 12:30 in the morning and from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon
JapanAmerican Consulate in Fukuoka, Japan

Consulate of United States in Fukuoka, Japan

2-5-26,, O-hori Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Japan 810-0052

JapanAmerican Consulate in Nagoya, Japan

Consulate of United States in Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya International Center Bldg. 6F, 1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0001, Japan

JapanAmerican Consulate in Naha, Japan

Consulate General of United States in Naha City, Japan

2564 Nishihara, Urasoe City, Okinawa 901-2101, Japan

JapanAmerican Consulate in Osaka, Japan

Consulate General of United States in Osaka, Japan

11-5, Nishitenma 2-Chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8543, Japan

JapanAmerican Consulate in Sapporo, Japan

Consulate General of United States in Sapporo, Japan

Kita 1-Jo Nishi 28-Chome, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo 064-0821

  • City: Sapporo
  • Phone: (+81) 11-641-1115
  • Fax: (+81) 11-643-1283
  • Website: http://sapporo.usconsulate.gov
  • Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 12 noon, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
JapanAmerican Consulate in Yokohama, Japan

Consulate of United States in Yokohama, Japan

152-3 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0862, Japan

  • City: Yokohama
  • Phone: (+81) (45) 622-6514
  • Fax: (+81) (45) 622-6516
  • Office Hours: 08.30-17.30
JordanAmerican Embassy in Amman, Jordan

U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan

Abdoun, Al-Umawyeen St., Amman  Jordan, P.O. Box 354, Amman, 11118 Jordan

KazakhstanAmerican Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan

U.S. Embassy in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Ak Bulak 4,, Str. 23-22, building #3, Astana 010010, Astana, Kazakhstan

  • City: Astana
  • Phone: +7 (7172) 70-21-00
  • Fax: +7 (7172) 34-08-90
  • Website: http://www.usembassy.kz
  • Email: info@usembassy.kz
  • Office Hours: We work Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m., with the exception of American and Kazakh National Holidays.
KenyaAmerican Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621 Nairobi, Kenya

  • City: Nairobi
  • Phone: 363-6000
  • Fax: 363-3410
  • Website: http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 07:15 a.m. - 04:30 p.m. Friday 07:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
KosovoAmerican Consulate in Pristina, Kosovo

U.S. Mission in Pristina, Kosovo

Arberia/Dragodan, Nazim Hikmet 30, Pristina, Kosovo, Nazim Hikmet 30, Pristina, Kosovo

KuwaitAmerican Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait

U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait

P. O. Box 77, Safat 13001

KyrgyzstanAmerican Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Embassy of United States in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

171 Prospekt Mira, Bishkek 720016, Kyrgyz Republic

LaosAmerican Embassy in Vientiane, Laos

U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos

19 Rue Bartholonie,, That Dam Road

LatviaAmerican Embassy in Riga, Latvia

Embassy of the United States in Riga, Latvia

7 Raina Blvd. LV1510

LebanonAmerican Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

Embassy of the United States in Beirut, Lebanon

Awkar facing the Minicipality, P.O.Box: 70-840 Antelias, Lebanon

LesothoAmerican Embassy in Maseru, Lesotho

Embassy of teh United States in Maseru, Lesotho

254 Kingsway, P. O. Box 333 100

LiberiaAmerican Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia

Embassy of United States in Monrovia, Liberia

111 UN Drive, Mamba Point, P. O. Box 98, Monrovia, Liberia

  • City: Monrovia
  • Phone: +231-77-054-826 (cell)
  • Fax: +231-77-103-70
  • Website: http://monrovia.usembassy.gov
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
LibyaAmerican Embassy in Tripoli, Libya

American Embassy in Tripoli, Libya

Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel, Souq At-Tlat Al-Qadim, Tripoli, Libya

LithuaniaAmerican Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania

U.S. Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania

U.S. Embassy Vilnius, Akmenu 6 2600

  • City: Vilnius
  • Phone: (370-5)2665500
  • Fax: (370-5)2665510
  • Website: http://vilnius.usembassy.gov/
  • Email: consec@state.gov
  • Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
LuxembourgAmerican Embassy in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

22, Boulevard Emmanuel Servais, L-2535

MacedoniaAmerican Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia

Embassy of United States in Skopje, Macedonia

Str. "Samoilova" Nr.21 , 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

MadagascarAmerican Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Embassy of United States in Antananarivo, Madagascar

14-16 Rue Rainitovo, Antananarivo, Madagascar

  • City: Antananarivo
  • Phone: (+261) (20) 22-21257 or (+261) (33) 442-2000
  • Fax: (+261) (20) 22-34539 or (+261) (33) 442-2261
  • Office Hours: Mon-Thu: 07.30-17.00 Fri: 07.30-13.30
MalawiAmerican Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi

U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi

P.O Box 30016, 16 Jomo Kenyatta Road

MalaysiaAmerican Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

376 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400

MaliAmerican Embassy in Bamako, Mali

U.S. Embassy in Bamako, Mali

Rue Rochester NY, and Rue Mohamed V, B.P. 34, Bamako, Mali

  • City: Bamako
  • Phone: 223 - 22 - 54 - 70/222-36-78/222-56-63
  • Fax: 223 - 222-37-12
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
MaltaAmerican Embassy in Valletta, Malta

U.S. Embassy in Valletta, Malta

Development House, 3rd Floor, 3rd Floor St. Anne Street Floriana, St. Anne Street, Floriana, Malta VLT 01, Mailing Add: P.O. Box 535, Valletta, Malta, CMR 01

Marshall IslandsAmerican Embassy in Majuro, Marshall Islands

Embassy of United States in Majuro, Marshall Islands

PO Box 1379, Majuro, MH 96960, Marshall Islands

MartiniqueAmerican Consulate in Fort-de-France, Martinique

Consular Agency of United States in Fort-de-France, Martinique

Hotel Valemenière, #615 Avenue des Arawaks, P.O. Box 975, Cedex 97246 Fort-de-France, Martinique

MauritaniaAmerican Embassy in Nouakcott, Mauritania

U.S. Embassy in Nouakcott, Mauritania

288, rue 41-100, (rue Abdallaye), Nouakcott, Mauritania, Mailing Address: BP 222, Nouakchott, Mauritania

MauritiusAmerican Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius

U.S. Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius

4th Floor, Rogers House, John Kennedy Avenue P.O. Box 544 , Port Louis, Mauritius

MexicoAmerican Embassy in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

U.S. Consulate in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Dr. Hernandez Macas No. 72, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

  • City: San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone: (+52) (415) 152-2357
  • Fax: 415) 152-1588
  • Website: http://mexico.usembassy.gov
  • Email: consuladosma@unisono.net.mx
  • Office Hours: Monday to Thursday, 09:00 hours 13:00 hrs Friday, 09:00 - 13:00 hours BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (NO Passport Appointments on Fridays).
MexicoAmerican Consulate in Acapulco, Mexico

Consular Agency of United States in Acapulco, Mexico

Hotel Acapulco Continental, Costera M. Alemán 121 - Office 14, Acapulco, Gro. 39670, Mexico

MexicoAmerican Consulate in Cancun, Mexico

Consular Agency of United States in Cancun, Mexico

Segundo Nivel No. 320-323, Plaza Caracol Dos, Blvd. Kukulkan, Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone), Apdo. Postal 862, Cancun, Q. R. 77500, Mexico

MexicoAmerican Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Consulate General of United States in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Paseo de la Victoria #3650, Fracc. Partido Senecu, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico C.P. 32543

MexicoAmerican Consulate in Cozumel, Mexico

Consular Agency of United States in Cozumel, Mexico

'Villa Mar' Mall, Offices 8 & 9, Av. 35 Norte No. 650, Between Melgar and 5th. Ave., Cozumel, QR. 77600, Mexico

MexicoAmerican Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico

Consulate General of United States in Guadalajara, Mexico

Progreso 175, Sector Juarez, C.P. 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

  • City: Guadalajara
  • Phone: (+52) (33) 3825-2998 / 2700
  • Fax: (+52) (33) 3826-6549
  • Email: visasgdl@state.gov
  • Office Hours: The Consulate office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except for Mexican and U.S. holidays).
MexicoAmerican Consulate in Hermosillo, Mexico

Consulate of United States in Hermosillo, Mexico

Monterrey #141 entre las calles, Rosales y Galeana, Col. Esqueda, C.P. 83000, Hermosillo, Sonora,

MexicoAmerican Consulate in Ixtapa, Mexico

Consular Agency of United States in Ixtapa, Mexico

Hotel Fontan, Blvd. Ixtapa s/n, Apdo. Postal 169, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Zihuatanejo, Gro. 40880, Mexico

MexicoAmerican Consulate in Matamoros, Mexico

Consulate of United States in Matamoros, Mexico

Calle Primera #2002, Col. Jardin, Matamoros, Tamps, 87330., Mexico

  • City: Matamoros
  • Phone: 011-52-868-812-4402
  • Fax: 011-52-868-812-2171
  • Website: http://matamoros.usconsulate.gov
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
MexicoAmerican Consulate in Mazatlan, Mexico

Consular Agency of United States in Mazatlan, Mexico

Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Playa Gaviotas No. 202, Zona Dorada, Mazatlan, Sinaloa 82110

MexicoAmerican Consulate in Merida, Mexico

Consulate of United States in Merida, Mexico

Paseo de Montejo 453, Col Centro, C.P. 97000 Merida, Yucatan

  • City: Merida
  • Phone: (+52) (999) 925-5011
  • Fax: (+52) (999) 925-6219
  • Office Hours: Hours: Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
MexicoAmerican Embassy in Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico

U.S. Embassy in Mexico

Paseo de la Reforma 305, Col. Cuauhtemoc, 06500 Mexico, D.F.

MexicoAmerican Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico

American Consulate General

Ave. Tapachula # 96, Colonia Hipodromo, 22420 , Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

MicronesiaAmerican Embassy in Kolonia, Micronesia

American Embassy in Kolonia, Micronesia

P.O. Box 1286, Kolonia, Pohnpei , FSM 96941, Micronesia, US: 4120 Kolonia Place, Washington, D.C. 20521-4120

MoldovaAmerican Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova

U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova

103 Mateevici street, Chisinau MD-2009, Republic of Moldova

  • City: Chisinau
  • Phone: (+373 22) 408 300 (Reception)
  • Fax: +373 22) 233 044
  • Email: Chisinau-CA@state.gov
  • Office Hours: Tuesday; Thursday Time: 8.30 - 10.30AM.
MongoliaAmerican Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

P.O. Box 1021, Ulaanbaatar -13, MONGOLIA

  • City: Ulaanbaatar
  • Phone: 976-11-329095
  • Fax: 976-11-320776
  • Website: http://mongolia.usembassy.gov/
  • Email: pao@usembassy.mn, cons@usembassy.mn
  • Office Hours: 8:30am to 12:30am & 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on all American and Mongolian holidays. For information regarding visa or immigration issues, please contact the Consular Office. Fax: 976-11-353-788
MontenegroAmerican Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro

American Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro

Ljubljanska bb, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

MoroccoAmerican Embassy in Rabat, Morocco

U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco

2 Avenue de Mohamed El Fassi, Rabat, Morocco

MoroccoAmerican Consulate in Casablanca, Morocco

American Consulate in Casablanca, Morocco

8, Boulevard Moulay Youssef, Casablanca 20000, Morocco

MozambiqueAmerican Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique

U.S. Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique

Avenida Kenneth Kaunda, 193, Caixa Postal 783, Maputo, Mozambique

MyanmarAmerican Embassy in Rangoon, Myanmar

Embassy of the United States in Rangoon, Myanmar

110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Rangoon, Myanmar

NepalAmerican Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal

Embassy of the United States in Kathmandu, Nepal

Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

NetherlandsAmerican Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands

Embassy of the United States in The Hague, Netherlands

Lange Voorhout 102, 2514 EJ The Hague, Netherlands

New ZealandAmerican Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand

Embassy of the United States of America, Wellington

29 Fitzherbert Terrace, Wellington 6011, PO Box 1190, Wellington 6140

New ZealandAmerican Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand

Consulate-General of the United States of America, Auckland

Level 3, Citibank Centre, 23 Customs Street East, Corner Commerce Street, Auckla, Private Bag 92022, Auckland 1142

NicaraguaAmerican Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua

Embassy of the United States in Managua, Nicaragua

Km 4 1/2 Carretera Sur, Managua, Nicaragua

NigerAmerican Embassy in Niamey, Niger

Embassy of the United States in Niamey, Niger

Public Affairs Section (PAS) Niamey, BP 11201, Niamey, Niger

NigeriaAmerican Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria

Embassy of the United States in Abuja, Nigeria

Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area,, Abuja, Nigeria

NorwayAmerican Embassy in Oslo, Norway

U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway

Drammensveien 18 0244, Oslo, Norway

OmanAmerican Embassy in Muscat, Oman

U.S. Embassy in Muscat, Oman

P.O. Box 202, Code 115, Medinat Al-Sultan Qaboos, Sultanate, Muscat, Oman

PakistanAmerican Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

American Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5, Islamabad, Pakistan

PakistanAmerican Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan

American Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan

U.S. Consulate General, 8 Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi, Pakistan

  • City: Karachi
  • Phone: (92-21) 520-4200
  • Fax: (92-21) 568-0496
  • Website: http://karachi.usconsulate.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PakistanAmerican Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan

American Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan

The U.S. Consulate, 50, Sharah-e-Abdul Hameed Bin Badees, (Old Empress Road) near Shimla Road, Lahore, Pakistan

  • City: Lahore
  • Phone: (92-42) 603-4000
  • Fax: (92-42) 603-4200
  • Website: http://lahore.usconsulate.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PakistanAmerican Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan

American Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan

U.S. Consulate, 11, Hospital Road, Peshawar, Pakistan

  • City: Peshawar
  • Phone: (92-91) 5268800
  • Fax: (92-91) 5276712 & 5284171
  • Website: http://peshawar.usconsulate.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PanamaAmerican Embassy in Panama, Panama

U.S. Embassy in Panama City, Panama

Apartado 0816-02561, Zona 5, Panama, Republica de Panama

Papua New GuineaAmerican Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

4240 Port Moresby Place, Washington D.C. 20521-4240, P.O. Box 1492, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

  • City: Port Moresby
  • Phone: (675) 321-1455
  • Website: http://portmoresby.usembassy.gov/
  • Email: png@state.gov
  • Office Hours: open from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM Monday - Friday. The U.S. Embassy is closed on Papua New Guinea and U.S. national holidays.
ParaguayAmerican Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay

U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay

1776 Mariscal Lopez Avenue, Asuncion, Paraguay

PeruAmerican Embassy in Lima, Peru

U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru

Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n, Surco, Lima 33, Peru, Lima, Peru

  • City: Lima
  • Phone: (51-1) 618-2000
  • Fax: (51-1) 618-2397
  • Website: http://lima.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday (7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.) Closed on American and Peruvian Holidays
PhilippinesAmerican Embassy in Manila, Philippines

U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines

1201 Roxas Boulevard , Manila, Philippines 1000

PolandAmerican Embassy in Warsaw, Poland

United States Embassy in Warsaw, Poland

Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31, 00-540

PortugalAmerican Embassy in Lisboa, Portugal

United States Embassy in Portugal

Avenida das Forças Armadas, 1600-081 Lisboa, OR, Apartado 43033, 1601-301 Lisboa

QatarAmerican Embassy in Doha, Qatar

U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar

Al-Luqta district, 22nd February Street, Doha, Qatar

RussiaAmerican Embassy in Moscow, Russia

U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russian Federation

Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8, Moscow 121099, Russian Federation - PSC-77, APO AE 09721

RussiaAmerican Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia

The U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg

Ulitsa Furshtadskaya, 15, St. Petersburg 191028 Russia, PSC 78, Box L, APO AE 0

RussiaAmerican Consulate in Vladivostok, Russia

The U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok

Ulitsa Pushkinskaya 32, Vladivostok 690001

SamoaAmerican Embassy in Apia, Samoa

American Consulate Apia, Samoa

5th Floor, Accident Corporation Building, Matafele, Apia, Samoa

Saudi ArabiaAmerican Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

American Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

From Saudi Arabia: American Embassy, P.O. Box 94309, Riyadh 11693, Saudi Arabia, From the US: Unit 61307, APO AE 09803

Saudi ArabiaAmerican Consulate in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

American Consulate in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

P.O. Box 38955, Dhahran Airport 31942, Saudi Arabia

Saudi ArabiaAmerican Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

American Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

U.S. Consulate General, P.O. Box 149, Jeddah 21411

SenegalAmerican Embassy in Dakar, Senegal

U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal

American Embassy Dakar BP 49, Avenue Jean XXIII, angle Rue Kleber, Dakar, Senegal

SerbiaAmerican Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia

American Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia

Kneza Milosa 50, 11000 Belgrade , Serbia

Sierra LeoneAmerican Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Embassy of the United States in Sierra Leone

Southridge - Hill Station, Freetown, Sierra Leone

SingaporeAmerican Embassy in Singapore, Singapore

U.S. Embassy in Singapore

27 Napier Road, Singapore 258508

SlovakiaAmerican Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia

U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia

P.O. Box 309, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

  • City: Bratislava
  • Phone: +421-2-5443 3338
  • Fax: +421-2-5441 8861
  • Website: http://slovakia.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. except Embassy Holidays
SloveniaAmerican Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia

U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Presernova 31, 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia

South AfricaAmerican Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa

U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa

PO Box 9536, 0001, 877 Pretorius St, Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa

South AfricaAmerican Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa

US Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa

PostNet Suite 50, Private Bag x26, Tokai 7966, 2 Reddam Ave, Westlake 7945

South AfricaAmerican Consulate in Durban, South Africa

US Consulate in Durban, South Africa

Old Mutual Building, 303 West Street, Durban 4001

South AfricaAmerican Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa

US Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa

P.O. Box 787197, Sandton, 2146, 1 Sandton Drive, Sandhurst (opposite Sandton City Mall)

South KoreaAmerican Embassy in Seoul, South Korea

U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea (Republic)

32 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-710, Republic of Korea

SpainAmerican Embassy in Madrid, Spain

U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain

Serrano 75, 28006

  • City: Madrid
  • Phone: 91-587-2200
  • Fax: 91-587-2303
  • Website: http://madrid.usembassy.gov/linken.html
  • Email: amemb@embusa.es
  • Office Hours: The Service is available to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Spanish time, Monday-Friday. From callers in Spain, the cost is 1.16 Euros per minute if you call from a landline telephone and 1,51 Euros per minute if you call form a mobile phone, including all taxes and costs. International callers will pay 10 Euros per transaction and they can charge to a Visa Card or MasterCard. In both cases, the first 20 seconds of the call are free.
Sri LankaAmerican Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka

U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka

210, Galle Road, Colombo 03,, Sri Lanka

SudanAmerican Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan

Embassy of the United States in Khartoum, Sudan

P.O. Box 699, Kilo 10, Soba

SurinameAmerican Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname

U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname

129 Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat , Paramaribo, Suriname

  • City: Paramaribo
  • Phone: (597) 472-900
  • Fax: (597) 425-788/ (597) 425-690/ (597) 410-972
  • Website: http://paramaribo.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30-4:00 - The Embassy is closed on US and Surinamese Holidays
SwazilandAmerican Embassy in Mbabane, Swaziland

U.S. Embassy in Mbabane, Swaziland

7th Floor, Central Bank Building, Mahlokohla Street , P.O. Box 199 Mbabane, Swaziland

  • City: Mbabane
  • Phone: (268) 404-6441
  • Fax: (268) 404-6441
  • Website: http://swaziland.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:30 to 17:00; Friday: 07:30 to 13:30
SwedenAmerican Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden

U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden

Dag Hammarskjolds Vag 31 SE-115 89 Stockholm, Sweden

SwitzerlandAmerican Embassy in Bern, Switzerland

U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland

Sulgeneckstrasse, CH-3007 Bern, Switzerland

  • City: Bern
  • Phone: 031 357 70 11
  • Fax: 031 357 73 44
  • Website: http://bern.usembassy.gov
  • Email: bernniv@state.gov
  • Office Hours: 9:00 am until 12:30 noon and 1:30 pm until 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday; times may vary according to section. Closed on American and Swiss holidays.
SwitzerlandAmerican Consulate in Geneva, Switzerland

Consular Agency of US in Geneva, Switzerland

rue Versonnex 7, CH-1207 Geneva, Switzerland, Mailing Address: c/o U.S. Mission, 11, rte. de Pregny 1292 Chambesy/GE

  • City: Geneva
  • Phone: 022 840 51 60
  • Fax: 022 840 51 62
  • Email: Geneva-CA@state.gov
  • Office Hours: 10:00 until 13:00, Monday through Friday
SwitzerlandAmerican Consulate in Zurich, Switzerland

Consular Agency of US in Zurich, Switzerland

Dufourstrasse 101, 3rd floor, Zurich, Switzerland, Mailing Address: Dufourstrasse 101, CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland

  • City: Zurich
  • Phone: 043 499 29 60
  • Fax: 043 499 29 61
  • Email: Zurich-CA@state.gov
  • Office Hours: 10:00 until 13:00, Monday through Friday
SyriaAmerican Embassy in Damascus, Syria

Embassy of United States in Damascus, Syria

Abou Roumaneh-2 Al Mansour Street, P.O. Box 29, Damascus, Syria

TajikistanAmerican Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

American Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

U.S. Embassy Dushanbe, 109-A Ismoili Somoni Avenue (Zarafshon district), Dushanbe, Tajikistan 734019

TanzaniaAmerican Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani, P.O. Box 9123

TanzaniaAmerican Embassy in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Unite States Virtual Presence Post in Zanzibar, Tanzania

8 Mazizini Road, Adjacent to Omani Consulate Residence, P.O. Box 4

ThailandAmerican Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand

U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand

120 - 122 Wireless Road and 95 Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand

ThailandAmerican Consulate in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Consulate General of United States in Chiang Mai, Thailand

387 Wichayanon Road, 50300

  • City: Chiang Mai
  • Phone: 053-107-700 (from inside Thailand); +66-53-107-700 (from outside Thailand)
  • Fax: 053-252-633 (from inside Thailand); +66-53-252-633
  • Website: http://chiangmai.usconsulate.gov
  • Email: acschn@state.gov
  • Office Hours: 07:30 - 16:30
TogoAmerican Embassy in Lome, Togo

U.S. Embassy in Lome, Togo

Angle Rue Kouenou et Rue 15 Beniglato, B.P. 852

  • City: Lome
  • Phone: (+228) 221 2994
  • Fax: (+228) 221 7952
  • Website: http://lome.usembassy.gov/
  • Office Hours: The U.S. Embassy operates from 7:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays, and from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Trinidad & TobagoAmerican Embassy in Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

U.S. Embassy in Trinidad & Tobago

Local Address: Boulevard Eyadema B.P. 852, Lome, From the U.S.: Department of State /2300 Lome Place, Washington, D.C., 20521-2300

  • City: Port of Spain
  • Phone: (+228) 261 5470
  • Fax: (+228) 261 5501
  • Website: http://togo.usembassy.gov/contact.html
  • Email: ircpos@state.gov
  • Office Hours: The U.S. Embassy operates from 7:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays, and from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. The Chancery is closed on Togolese and American holidays.
TunisiaAmerican Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia

American Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia

U.S. Embassy Tunis, 1053 Tunis, Tunisia

TurkeyAmerican Embassy in Ankara, Turkey

U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey

110 Ataturk Blvd., Kavakl1dere, 06100 Ankara, Turkey

  • City: Ankara
  • Phone: (90-312) 455-5555
  • Fax: (90-312) 467-0019
  • Website: http://turkey.usembassy.gov/
  • Email: usembassyankara@yahoo.com, webmaster_ankara@state.gov
  • Office Hours: The American Citizen Services are provided between 14:00 and 16:30 pm Monday to Thursday. You may call (90) (312) 455 5555 or fax us on (90) (312) 466 5684. You need to make an online appointment before you visit Online Appointment System (Please do not call for any "Immigrant" or "Non Immigrant" visas related questions to the ACS unit! The ACS unit will not answer to visa inquiries.) The Immigrant Visa: (90 - 312) 455 5555 between 10:30 - 12:00 Mondays through Thursdays. Fax: (90-312) 468 6103 Non-Immigrant Visa: (90 - 312) 455 5555 between 16:00 - 17:00 Mondays through Thursdays. Fax: (90-312) 466-1586
TurkeyAmerican Consulate in Adana, Turkey

American Consulate in Adana, Turkey

Consulate of the United States, Girne Bulvari No:212 Guzelevler Mah., Yuüregir, Adana - Turkey

  • City: Adana
  • Phone: Local number: (322) 346-6262, from outside Turkey, use the country and city codes: (90) (322)
  • Fax: (90) (322) 346-79-16
  • Website: http://adana.usconsulate.gov
  • Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Turkish and American holidays.
TurkeyAmerican Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey

American Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey

U.S Consulate General Istanbul, 0stinye Mahallesi, Kapl1calar Mevkii No.2, Istinye 34460, Istanbul, Turkey

  • City: Istanbul
  • Phone: (90) 212-335 90 00
  • Email: amcongen1@tnn.net
  • Office Hours: Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 16:30 p.m.
TurkeyAmerican Consulate in Izmir, Turkey

United States Virtual Presence Post

Ataturk Caddesi, No:126, 5th floor , 35210 Pasaport

TurkmenistanAmerican Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

American Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

American Embassy, 9 1984 Street (formerly Pushkin Street), Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 744000

UkraineAmerican Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine

U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine

10 Yurii Kotsiubynskyi St., 01901 Kyiv, Ukraine

United Arab EmiratesAmerican Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

P.O. Box 4009, Abu Dhabi, UAE

United Arab EmiratesAmerican Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

American Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Consulate General of the United States of America, Dubai World Trade Center, P.O. BOX 9343

United KingdomAmerican Embassy in London, United Kingdom

U.S. Embassy in London, Great Britain

24 Grosvenor Square London, W1A 1AE

  • City: London
  • Phone: [44] (0)20 7499-9000
  • Website: http://www.usembassy.org.uk/
  • Office Hours: Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Please note that the Consulate is not open for walk-in visa enquiries) All offices are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and American, British and Northern Irish holidays
United KingdomAmerican Consulate in Belfast, United Kingdom

U.S. Consulate General, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Danesfort House, 223 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5GR, Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • City: Belfast
  • Phone: [44] (0)28 9038 6100
  • Fax: [44] (0)28 9068 1301
  • Website: http://www.usembassy.org.uk/nireland/index.html
  • Email: consularbelfast@state.gov
  • Office Hours: All offices are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and American, British and Northern Irish holidays
    Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    (Please note that the Consulate is not open for walk-in visa inquiries)
United KingdomAmerican Consulate in London, United Kingdom

U.S. Consulate General, London, UK

24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 1AE, United Kingdom

  • City: London
  • Phone: [44] (0)131 556-8315
  • Fax: [44] (0)131 557-6023
  • Website: http://www.usembassy.org.uk/ukaddres.html
  • Email: SCSLondon@state.gov
  • Office Hours: Open for application processing and services Tuesdays and Thursdays
    from 09:00 am to 1:00 pm on a walk-in basis. Appointments are not required.
    For after-hours emergencies for American Citizens please phone: [44] (0)122 485 7097
United KingdomAmerican Consulate in Cardiff, United Kingdom

The American Embassy Welsh Affairs Office, Cardiff

Temple Court, Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF1 9HA

United KingdomAmerican Consulate in Cardiff, United Kingdom

United States Virtual Presence Post in Cardiff, UK

24 Grosvenor Square, London UK W1A 1AE

  • City: Cardiff
  • Phone: From Wales: [44] (0)29-2002-6419, outside : [44](0)20 7984 0131
  • Fax: [44](0)20 7894-0117
  • Website: http://cardiff.usvpp.gov/
UruguayAmerican Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay

U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay

Lauro Muller 1776, Montevideo 11200 - Uruguay

UzbekistanAmerican Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

American Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

3 Moyqorghon Street, 5th Block, , Yunusobod District,, 100093 Tashkent, Uzbekistan

  • City: Tashkent
  • Phone: (998) (71) 120 5450
  • Fax: (998) (71) 120 6335
  • Website: http://www.usembassy.uz/home/
  • Email: TashkentInfo@state.gov, ConsularTashkent@state.gov
  • Office Hours: 0900 to 1800, Monday through Friday The Consular Sections Hours of Operation: -American Citizen Services: Monday-Thursday 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 and Friday 14:00-16:00 -Non-Immigrant Visas: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 08:00-13:00 Immigrant Visas: Tuesday-Thursday 08:00 - 16:00 -Notarial Services: Monday-Friday 14:00-16:00
VenezuelaAmerican Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela

American Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela

Calle F con Calle Suapure, Urb.Colinas de Valle Arriba, Caracas, Venezuela

VietnamAmerican Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

American Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

The American Center 1st Floor, Rose Garden Tower, 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

VietnamAmerican Consulate in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Consulate General of the United States in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

4 Le Duan Blvd., District 1 , Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

YemenAmerican Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen

U.S. Embassy in Sana'a, Republic of Yemen

Sa'awan Street, P.O. Box 22347

ZambiaAmerican Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia

American Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia

Corner of the United Nations and Independence Road, P.O.Box 31617, Lusaka, Zambia

ZimbabweAmerican Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe

Embassy of United States in Harare, Zimbabwe

172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue Harare, Zimbabwe

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