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 the Netherlands.

The U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam is only able to provide very limited emergency non-immigrant visa services until further notice

Due to limited staffing, the U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam is only able to provide very limited emergency non-immigrant visa services until further notice. Please use our online appointment system to make or reschedule a visa appointment once we resume routine services. We regret the hardship and inconvenience this may cause as we work to provide services safely during these difficult times. We will continue to provide life-or-death emergency appointments. If you have an urgent life or death matter, or work/study in a critical medical field, and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-nl/niv/information/faqs#visa-appt, and include in your expedite request detailed information on the nature of the emergency and dates of travel. Supporting documentation can also be sent to amsterdamcovid19@state.gov. Routine travel requests, for example, to resume or begin work in the United States will not be considered. We are also currently unable to consider emergency appointment requests for applicants not currently in the Netherlands.

Do you think you qualify for an NIE and normally travel on ESTA or already have a valid visa? You may not have to apply for a visa. If you already have a valid ESTA authorization or can apply for one (here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/), or if you have a currently valid visa, you can request a national interest exception to the Presidential Proclamation 9993 that would allow you to travel without having to come to the Consulate for a visa interview by contacting us through amsterdamcovid19@state.gov.


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