Extension of Visa Fee Validity

The U.S. Department of State understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that U.S. Missions will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2022, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


U.S. Visa and Travel Updates

For the latest information from the U.S. Department of State regarding visa issues and travel to the United States, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news.html.


CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test (a viral detection test for SARS-CoV- 2 approved or authorized by the relevant national authority), taken within 72 hours of departure​. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. This requirement is separate from the visa application process. All Presidential Proclamations restricting travel due to COVID-19 remain in place, and continue to apply to subject potential travelers regardless of their test results or vaccination status. Travelers holding a National Interest Exception also remain subject to all applicable pre-departure testing requirements.

For additional information on this requirement, please visit:
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0112-negative-covid-19-air-passengers.html

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Welcome, U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

You are at the official nonimmigrant (temporary) visa information and appointment website for the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands.

The U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam is only able to provide very limited emergency non-immigrant visa services until further notice

Due to limited staffing, the U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam is only able to provide very limited emergency non-immigrant visa services until further notice. Please use our online appointment system to make or reschedule a visa appointment once we resume routine services. We regret the hardship and inconvenience this may cause as we work to provide services safely during these difficult times. We will continue to provide life-or-death emergency appointments. If you have an urgent life or death matter, or work/study in a critical medical field, and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-nl/niv/information/faqs#visa-appt, and include in your expedite request detailed information on the nature of the emergency and dates of travel. Supporting documentation can also be sent to amsterdamcovid19@state.gov. Routine travel requests, for example, to resume or begin work in the United States will not be considered. We are also currently unable to consider emergency appointment requests for applicants not currently in the Netherlands.

Do you think you qualify for an NIE and normally travel on ESTA or already have a valid visa? You may not have to apply for a visa. If you already have a valid ESTA authorization or can apply for one (here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/), or if you have a currently valid visa, you can request a national interest exception to the Presidential Proclamation 9993 that would allow you to travel without having to come to the Consulate for a visa interview by contacting us through amsterdamcovid19@state.gov.

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Select this option if you have never used this site before and you have completed a DS-160 https://ceac.state.gov/genniv.

Select this option to continue or review an existing visa application, or if you have already established an account on this site.

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