Before You Apply

Can I apply for two different visa types at the same time?

How to Get Started

Each applicant must complete the following before scheduling an appointment through this service:

Step 1:

  • Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, and print out the DS-160 confirmation (barcode) number for each applicant. The application can be completed at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv.
    • Certain visa types may require additional forms to be completed:
    • Please note this visa information service does not answer questions relating to the DS-160 application. Please visit travel.state.gov
  • DS-160 INSTRUCTIONS:
    • Any errors on the DS-160 will require correction or the need to submit a new form.
      • The DS-160 must be completed in English.
        • Applicants who do not complete the DS-160 in English will be required to either edit their DS-160 or submit a new DS-160
      • Applicants who incorrectly choose the gender on their form will also be required to either edit the DS-160 or submit a new one.
    • Applicants who do not generate an actual barcode, in addition to the barcode number, and who do not click on the final "submit" button have not correctly completed the DS-160.

Step 2:

  • Pay the visa application (MRV) fee for each applicant. Click Fee Payment Options to view more details about the MRV fees and payment procedures.

Step 3:

  • Schedule an appointment at the Consular Section through this service.
    1. To schedule an appointment each applicant must have ready:
      1. DS-160 confirmation (barcode) number
      2. MRV fee payment receipt number (See Step 2 above)
      3. The applicant’s passport number
      4. Additional information may be required based on the type of visa for which the applicant is applying. For example, a:
        1. SEVIS number from the Form I-20 for Students or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitors
        2. Petition Number from the Form I-797 for Temporary Work Visas
        3. Case Number for Immigrant Visa applicants

Additional information concerning U.S. visas can be found at http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html.