Please confirm whether or not you need to apply for a visa. If you are a Singapore national or a citizen of any other Visa Waiver Program participating country, or already hold a valid U.S. visa, you may not need to apply for a new US VISA FOR Singapore Citizens
Canadian Citizens: Citizens of Canada traveling to the United States do not require a nonimmigrant visa, except for certain travel purposes. Please click here for more information.
Applicants below the age of 18 may be accompanied by one parent. If parents are not present during interview, a notarized letter of consent on travel and a copy of parent’s passport must be submitted as supporting documents during interview
If you do need to apply for a nonimmigrant visa, please follow the steps below.
How to Apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa
For Nonimmigrant Visa applicants:
Determine your visa type by reading Common Nonimmigrant Visas. Each visa type explains the qualifications and application items. Choose the visa type that applies to your situation.
Be sure to also review the Visa Waiver Program. If your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program, you do not need to apply for a visa if you are traveling for business or pleasure and will only be staying in the Unites States for 90 days or less.
Once you have determined the correct visa type, you must complete the DS-160 form. Be sure to read the Guidelines for Completing the DS-160 Form carefully. All information must be correct and accurate. Once the form is submitted, you cannot make any changes. If you need assistance, please consult an immigration lawyer or translator. The call center cannot help you complete your DS-160. You will need your DS-160 number to book your appointment.
Burmese Applicants: Please complete the Additional Form , print and submit it during interview together with the DS-160 form. You must answer EVERY question. Incomplete/incorrect forms will be returned and you will be required to schedule a new interview appointment. If the answer to a question is “none,” please write “none.” Do not leave it blank!
The next step is to pay the visa fee. The US VISA FOR BRITISH CITIZENS fee page lists the visa types and correlating visa fee in US dollars and native currency.
To pay your visa fee, read the Bank and Payment Options page. This page explains how to make your visa fee payment. You must keep your receipt number to book your visa appointment.
You are almost ready to schedule your visa appointment!
Now you will need to create a profile in our system. Follow this link and click on New User.
Complete all fields and create a password. Once you are in the system, you will see your dashboard.
Click on Schedule Appointment on the left-hand side menu.
This will start the process for scheduling your appointment. You will need:
- Your passport number
- Fee Receipt from VFS Global. (Click here for additional information)
- The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page
As you go through the process you will be able to select your visa type, enter personal data, add dependents, select your document delivery location, confirm visa payment and finally, schedule your appointment.
Visit the U.S. Embassy on the date and time of your visa interview. Be sure to check the Schedule My Appointment page for the necessary documentation needed for your appointment.
If your visa is approved, the visa will be sent to your designated location selected when you scheduled your appointment.