Announcement Regarding Visa Services
The Bureau of Consular Affairs reports that all visa-issuing embassies and consulates are now back online. We are scheduling visa interviews and issuing nonimmigrant and immigrant visas.
NonImmigrant Visa Services in Abu Dhabi
If Your Interview Was Scheduled for Abu Dhabi
Special Notice for Transfers
We are still not able to transfer cases from one consular office to another. If you submitted your DS-160 visa application to the US Consulate in Dubai but scheduled your visa interview appointment in Abu Dhabi, we may have told you at the interview appointment that we were not able to transfer your case due to the technical problems. If you are in this group of applicants, please either:
The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S Consulate General in Dubai accept applications from persons residing anywhere in the UAE. Dubai also maintains a separate appointment system for applicants living in Iran. Citizens of some countries are eligible to use the Visa Waiver Program.
Note to Iranian applicants: residents of Iran (students or otherwise) are required to apply with the US Consulate in Dubai. The US Embassy in Abu Dhabi does not process non-immigrant visas for Iranian nationals residing in Iran. Please visit the US Consulate in Dubai website at http://dubai.usconsulate.gov/general_application_instructions.html
How to Apply for a Visa
In order to apply for a non-immigrant visa to travel to the United States, you should follow the steps listed below. Non-immigrant visas include those for tourism, medical treatment, students and temporary workers. Information regarding different types of visa and the requirements to qualify for those visas can be found at http://www.usvisa-info.com. Be sure to have all the necessary documents ready in order to facilitate the application process.
The basic steps of the application process for a visa to the United States are as follows:
6. On the day of your appointment, please come to the Embassy or Consulate General no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Please do not bring any bags, briefcases, etc. with you when you come to the Embassy for your visa interview. Only applicants will be allowed into the consular section, according to their appointment time. Children under 14 years of age and adults over the age of 79 are not required to appear for an interview and their applications may be submitted via Empost courier services. Please visithttp://usvisa-info.com/en/selfservice for additional information.
If your visa is approved, it will be available for pick up at the designated Empost courier location once the Embassy has finished processing your visa.
The website of our visa services provider, http://www.usvisa-info.com contains extensive information regarding all aspects of the visa application process. The service provider also operates a call center which is available Sunday to Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m and can answer questions about the application process. In addition, you may visit our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
If you already had your interview and would like to follow up on your case status, please click here.