Fee adjustment on June 24, 2019 for international students, certain exchange visitors, and Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) schools

18 June, 2019

On May 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to adjust the fees charged to international students, certain exchange visitors, and Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified (SEVP) schools. At 12 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2019, all students will be required to pay the new and increased fees. For additional information, please visit

Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports

12 June, 2019

As of June 7, 2019 the Department of State recognizes that previously issued Venezuelan passports and “prorrogas” have been extended by decree of interim Venezuelan President Guaido for an additional five years past their printed date of expiration. Passports rendered valid by this decree will be accepted for visa and other consular services.

Supreme Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (December 4, 2017)

11 December, 2017

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link:

Update to Visa Application Process at Consular Section Branch Office in Koskluciftlik Nicosia

19 January, 2017

Effective January 19, 2017, the visa application process at the Consular Section North Office in Koskluciftlik Nicosia will take two days. Therefore, all applicants scheduling an interview appointment at the Koskluciftlik Nicosia office will be required to appear in-person at the consular section on both their scheduled appointment date and the next business day after their scheduled appointment date to complete the application process. Please keep this requirement in mind when scheduling an interview appointment at the Koskluciftlik Nicosia Office. You will be informed whether you are qualified for a visa, and if so, when you may pick up your passport at the conclusion of your interview on the second day.

Attention: Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in People's’ Republic of China passports

28 November, 2016

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.

EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at


EVUS登记网站为。目前EVUS登记不收费。在实施收费规定之前,旅客可免费进行登记。美国国土安全部海关和边境保护局(CBP)将通过网站 向签证持有人公布最新信息。

As of December 15, 2015, the courier services will be changing to Air Courier Services ACS

14 December, 2015

All applicants that scheduled an appointment prior to December 15, 2015 will automatically have their delivery location updated to the closest ACS location. If you want to check your new ACS location or change the selection please sign in.

Possible Visa Services Interruption

26 June, 2015

We have fixed the computer problems affecting the production of U.S. Visas.

Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) applicants can schedule appointments as normal at this website.

Thank you for your patience.

Possible Visa Services Interruption

25 June, 2015

Thank you for your patience as we work to fix our computer problems. We have opened more appointments for interviews and invite you to use this site to schedule a convenient time. Please be aware that the Embassy is still experiencing delays in printing visas and returning them to customers and we ask that you plan your travel accordingly.