Nonimmigrant Visas

On March 11, 2019, the Department of State announced the temporary suspension of operations of U.S. Embassy Caracas and withdrawal of diplomatic personnel. All consular services are suspended. Immigrant visa applicants should contact for additional instructions.  Nonimmigrant visa applicants can apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate in another country. For more information regarding applying for nonimmigrant visas, please visit

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

If you have further questions regarding the visa process, please send us an e-mail:

If you have questions regarding an specific existing visa case or if your question involves administrative processing, please send us an email to:

If your visa is approved and you want to know the status of your passport, please go to the Visa Information Center Status check page.

If your passport containing a U.S. visa is lost or stolen, please take the following steps:

1. File a report with the police in the jurisdiction where the passport was lost or stolen.

2. Send us an to with a copy of the police report and the following information:

– Last and first names as they appeared on your passport

– Date of birth

– National Identification Number (Cédula de Identidad)

– The number of the passport that was lost or stolen

– A phone number and e-mail address that we can use to contact you

You will need to apply for a new visa, starting the process from scratch, if you wish to travel to the United States.

Please note that the Embassy cannot reactivate visas reported lost or stolen. If you recover the passport with the U.S. visa you previously reported lost or stolen, you will not be able to use that visa – trying to do so could result in serious legal consequences.