Urgent Information For Visa Applicants Regarding Novel Coronavirus

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government has imposed restrictions and requirements that may affect travel to the United States. Please review the information below before scheduling or attending a visa-related appointment.

Presidential Proclamations on Novel Coronavirus

Extension of Visa Fee Validity

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

Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983

Rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014

Expiration of Presidential Proclamation 10052


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.

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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 Croatia.

Limited Visa Services are Available for Croatian Nationals and Residents for Nonimmigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb is processing limited nonimmigrant visa interview appointments intended for emergency purposes for Croatian nationals and residents only due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants who qualify under the below categories may apply for visa interview appointments. Applicants will need to request emergency appointments for travel that will take place in the next 30 days. 

Emergency appointments may be approved for C1/D, F, M, J, E, I, O, P, R, H, and L visas with immediate planned travel. Limited appointments will be approved for emergency, mission-critical B1/B2 travel.  

Please note, there can be a wait time for approved emergency and mission-critical B1/B2 appointments, with the exception of humanitarian and medical emergencies.  

All other nationals who are not Croatian and who are not residents of the Consular district in Croatia, will not receive appointments at this time. If they do make appointments, emergency appointments will not be approved. 

To apply for a visa interview you must register in the system, make payment and schedule the first available appointment. Next, please follow the guidance provided at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-hr/niv/information/faqs#need_earlier_appt to request an emergency appointment. 

The procedure for E visa applications remains the same per instructions on the website.

Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee validity is extended until September 30, 2022, for individuals who paid an MRV fee but were unable to schedule and/or attend an interview during the suspension of services. 

Effective June 13, all visitors over the age of two years old to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb are required to wear a face covering during their appointment.  The Consulate will not provide face coverings, and you will be denied entry if you do not bring a covering with you. Please plan ahead.

Travel to the United States: COVID-19 Restrictions 

Entry of non-LPR foreign nationals who were present in South Africa, Brazil, the U.K., Ireland, People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, Iran, or the 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in, have traveled recently to, or intend to transit or travel to South Africa, Brazil, the UK, Ireland, China, Iran, or the Schengen Area (which is comprised of: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland) prior to your planned trip to the United States, we recommend you postpone your visa interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from the subject country(ies).

Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions. For information on limited humanitarian exemptions, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html.

The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

See our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.

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