Visa Application Process
A new visa appointment system for non-immigrant visas took effect in 2011 that reduces costs for applicants and allows online appointment scheduling. For more information please see Frequently Asked Questions and How to apply.
It is mandatory for every non-immigrant visa applicant to complete the DS-160 form on-line.
Please note that even if you have had prior visas or your parents have visas, the requirement to bring supporting documents to the interview that show your labor and economic ties or those of the person on whom you are dependent is mandatory.
Visa Processing Fees to Change on April 13, 2012
Effective April 13, 2012, the Department of State will adjust visa processing fees. The fees for most nonimmigrant visa applications will increase, while all immigrant visa processing fees will decrease. For more information, please see related media note.
I-94 and I-94W Forms
CBP has automated the I-94 and I-94W process for all travelers applying for admission at U.S. ports of entry.
Air and sea travelers no longer need to complete paper Form I-94 or I-94W.