How to Apply

  1. Qualifications
  2. How to Apply

Step 1

Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.

Step 2

Schedule an appointment online for the earliest available date. Please note that you must schedule an appointment before you can request an expedited date.  Send the Consular Section an explanation letter, the DS-160 confirmation sheet and the supporting documents of the unforeseen emergency reason for the request for an emergency/expedited visa appointment via email at  Please be sure to note the type of urgency you believe qualifies you for an expedited appointment. Once you have submitted your request, please wait for a response from the Consular Section, which will arrive via email.

Step 3

If the Consular Section approves your request then you will receive an email alerting you to your new expedited appointment date/time. Should the Consular Section deny your request for an expedited appointment, you will be notified of the denial by email and you should keep your existing appointment.

Step 4

Visit the U.S. Embassy on the date and time of your visa interview. You will need to bring a printed copy of your appointment letter, your Form DS-160 confirmation page, one photograph taken within the last six months (view the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details), your current and all old passports, and the visa fee. Applications without all of these items will not be accepted.