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 https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov
Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports
12 June, 2019
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: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/presidential-proclamation-archive/2017-12-04-Presidential-Proclamation.html.
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 www.EVUS.gov. 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 www.cbp.gov/EVUS.
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.