New information regarding visa payments

Effective January 5, 2017, fees for all consular services must be paid in U.S. dollars. The U.S. Embassy no longer accepts Venezuelan bolivars for consular services.

Non-immigrant visa fees must be paid online by credit card in U.S. dollars. Applicants can pay fees at Applicants for non-immigrant visas will receive a receipt after paying the application fee. This receipt is valid for one year from the date of payment and allows the applicant to schedule the interview at the U.S. Embassy. Applicants must schedule the interview while the receipt is valid, which means the interview must be booked within one year of paying the fee.  If an applicant does not schedule an interview within a year of payment, the receipt will expire, the applicant will not be able to schedule an interview, and the applicant must pay the fee again to begin the process anew.

Fees for other consular services such as U.S. citizen services, diversity visa fees and Blanket L Visa Fees can only be paid at the U.S. Embassy. Such fees must also be paid in U.S. dollars. The Embassy cashier accepts cash in U.S. dollars or U.S. dollar credit card payments only.

Information regarding visa interview appointments

If you paid the application fee on or before May 18 , 2016, please go to our website to request an appointment.  You must confirm that you paid your visa application fee on or before May 18, and provide the voucher number in order to request the appointment.

Currently, the Embassy is not able to provide new appointments for first-time business or tourist (B-1/B-2) visa applicants.  If you are a first-time applicant for a business or tourist (B-1/B-2) visa, you should not try to pay the application fee and should not try to make an appointment.

If you are applying for a renewal of your valid U.S. visa or are a first-time applicant for any of the petition-based, student, or investor visas (E, F, J, M, H, I, L, O, P, Q, R, T, U), limited numbers of appointments for those visa types will be made available.  Unfortunately, wait times for these appointments will be much longer than in the past.