How to Apply
How to Apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa
ALL non-immigrant visa applicants are required to fill in the online application form (DS-160). Once completed, the information in the DS-160 will be electronically transmitted. The applicant must then print the confirmation page that includes some biographical information and a bar code confirmation number. Applicants must bring the DS-160 Confirmation Page to their interview.
NOTE - As you complete the visa application, save a copy on your hard drive and ‘save’ often. Fill out all required information completely and correctly, including selecting the appropriate visa type. Significant errors or information marked as “N/A”, “Nil”, etc. may result in your application being rejected at the time of your interview. This would require you to complete the entire application again and to reschedule your interview.
Once you have completed and printed your DS-160 (Non-Immigrant Visa Application Form), please click on the following link to make an online appointment for your visa interview. You will need the barcode number from the DS-160 confirmation page. You cannot make an appointment without a proper DS-160 barcode. Payment instruction are available when you make an appointment.
The Embassy reminds all visa applicants to be careful of people who charge visa applicants extra fees claiming that they have special connections to obtain a visa. These claims are not true and these people are cheating visa applicants who sometimes pay hundreds of dollars and do not receive a visa. Visa applicants who wish to report suspected visa scams may email the Consular Section at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about expedited visa appointments, please go to www.ustraveldocs.com/la.
Visa Appointment Call Center representatives will be available:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)
Local telephone: 8126.96.36.1990; from the U.S. (703) 665-7347
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