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Applying for a Non-Immigrant Visa

Detailed information about the non-immigrant visa application process including paying the application fee and scheduling an appointment is available on the Information and Appointment Website.   Visa information is also available by calling the Visa Call Center at (868)-224-3099 Monday to Friday, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The process of applying for a non-immigrant visa to the United States includes five distinct steps:

  1. Completing an online application called the DS-160.  Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for useful information about completing the DS-160.
  2. Visiting the Information and Appointment Website and register for visa services by creating an account.
  3. Paying the application fee at a Scotiabank.  You must first register online before you can pay the fee.  Here is a list of common visa application fees.
  4. Schedule an appointment.  This can be done online via the Information and Appointment Website or by calling the Visa Call Center at (868)-224-3099 Monday to Friday, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  5. Appearing at the U.S. Embassy for fingerprinting and/or interview.

Important: Bringing a sweater on the day of your appointment is highly recommended.  

Applicants are discouraged from coming to the Embassy more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time.  Due to the limited capacity of the waiting room, the security guards will not allow you to enter the waiting room more than 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment. 

Additionally, for security reasons, persons are also discouraged from waiting near the entrance of the waiting room for lengthy periods prior to their scheduled appointment.

Electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets and mp3 players are not allowed inside the Embassy, applicants are required to secure these devices elsewhere prior to entering the Consular Section. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Interview Waivers

  • Most applicants must appear in person to their non-immigrant visa appointment.
  • Applicants ages 14-79 years old will be fingerprinted during the interview.  This is an inkless, electronic process that takes just a few seconds to complete.
  • Certain applicants renewing visas may qualify for an interview exemption (but still need to schedule an appointment for document and biometrics submission).
  • Applicants younger than 14 and older than 80 may not have to appear in person at the Embassy under certain conditions.

Details on these programs are available at: