Appointments and Fees
All nonimmigrant visa applicants are required to schedule an appointment using the online system. Wait times for appointments may vary. New appointment times are added every business day, multiple times throughout the day, so please check back often. For peak travel times, such as during summer holidays, the wait time for an appointment may be longer than normal. We strongly encourage applicants to visit the appointment system periodically throughout the day to secure an appointment, and to begin the application process well in advance of your desired travel dates. Planning the visa process well in advance of your travel date will ensure that we have plenty of time to conduct your interview, review your application, and determine whether we can issue a visa. Learn more about current NIV appointment wait times.
Appointments are opened 8 to 10 weeks in advance. Those wishing to schedule an interview more than 8 to 10 weeks in advance are encouraged to check back closer to their desired interview date.
There is no same day delivery of visas. Most visas are available in two (2) business days, but occasionally additional time for processing may be required due to special circumstances, incomplete applications, or administrative processing. As such, please schedule your appointment as soon as your travel plans are made and as far in advance as possible. Processing Time Disclaimer: The above processing times are averages. Please note that the timing can vary based on the individual circumstances of each case.
Learn more about Appointment Availability and Processing Times.