Applicant Service Center (ASC) Information


Most applicants for U.S. visas will be required to have an appointment at an Applicant Service Center (ASC) prior to their appointment at the Consular Section. Biometric information including fingerprints and digital photographs will be collected at the Applicant Service Center (ASC).

Applicants who are required to appear in person at the ASC and the Consular Section must schedule the ASC appointment at least one day before the Consular interview. Applicants can schedule both appointments online using this website or through the call center.

What to bring to the ASC appointment?

  • Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for six months beyond your intended date of entry into the United States.
  • Previous passport with the last US Visa, if applicable.
  • Form DS-160/DS-260 confirmation page.
  • Your appointment confirmation and instructions page printed from this website.
  • A 5 x 5 cm or 5 x 7 cm colored printed photo, taken within the last 6 months and with white background. For additional instructions on photo requirement for the US Department of States, please visit
    Note: A printed photo is required only if the applicant is not physically present at the ASC. If the applicant attends the ASC appointment a digital photo will be taken. For children under two years old applying for a visa it is highly recommended that the parents bring a printed photo in compliance with the standards mentioned above.

Applicant Service Center (ASC)

Belo Horizonte ASC
Ed. Celta - R. Maranhão, 310 - Loja 1 - Santa Efigênia
Belo Horizonte - MG 30150-330

Brasília ASC
Ed. Venâncio 2000 SCS, Qd 8 Bl B60 sala 340 - Setor Comercial Sul
Brasília - DF 70333-900

Porto Alegre Document Service Center (DSC)
Av. Assis Brasil, 1712 - Passo d'Areia
Porto Alegre - RS 91010-001

Recife ASC
Comercial Bandeira - Av. Herculano Bandeira, 949- Pina
Recife - PE 51110-130

Rio de Janeiro ASC
Lagoa Corporate - R. Humaitá, 275- Humaitá
Rio de Janeiro - RJ 22261-001

São Paulo #1 ASC
Av. José Maria Whitaker, 370- Vila Mariana
São Paulo - SP 04057-000

ASC operating hours:

Monday to Friday - 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m (São Paulo ASC only)