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, 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:


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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 Available

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, H, and L visas with immediate planned travel. Limited appointments will be approved for emergency, mission-critical B1/B2 travel.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Learn more about the visa application process