Traveling to the United States (US) involves additional advanced planning. Plan ahead to determine whether you will require a visa to enter the US. The following information will assist you in obtaining a visa.
Review visa wait times and then visit your local US embassy or consular office website where you will apply for your visa. There you can find out how to schedule an interview appointment, pay fees, and any other instructions.
Plan on an interview at the embassy or consulate, which is required for most visa applicants. As part of the visa interview, a quick fingerprint scan should be expected. Applicants who need additional screening are informed during the application process.
Prior to your scheduled interview date, you can complete the visa application online.
Important: Give yourself as much time as possible to apply for and obtain your visa. See below for updates on which Visa Waiver Country nationals must now apply for a visa.
Registration will open online January 2024.