We strongly recommend that you schedule your appointment at the U.S. Embassy as soon as we have your DS number because of the long wait time.
Please find herein the instructions on Setting up your US Embassy Appointment and DS-160 Form for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants.
Step 1- Get familiar with the US Embassy website and complete the online DS-160 Form
Step 2- Make an appointment to visit the US Embassy. (Check the US embassy from the country you want to apply from). www.usembassy.gov
Please apply well in advance of your travel date. Do not purchase plane tickets until you have received your visa. Visa applicants should never assume their application will be automatically approved.
Step 3- Get all of your documentation and applications ready. (Depending on each Embassy)
You will usually need:
Depending on your personal circumstances, you may need to complete supplemental form or require specific supporting documents to be issued a visa. Call our live operator service for more information. Failure to properly complete the necessary forms or bring the appropriate documents may subject you to additional wait time prior to your interview or require you to return to the Consulate at a later time.
Step 4 - Bring your application and supporting documents to the Consulate on the day of your appointment.
Once you have passed through the security checkpoint you will be allowed to enter the interview waiting room. Be prepared to wait up to two hours from the time you arrive to being interviewed by the consular officer. If you are unable to apply on your own you may bring someone with you.
First you will submit your application, passport, and supporting documents. Then you will be interviewed by a consular officer who will take your finger-scans and evaluate your application to determine if you qualify for a visa. If you qualify for a visa, the officer will take your passport and envelope.
For security reasons, no luggage, electronic or photographic equipment can be admitted into the building.
Step 5 Typical visa processing time.
If your request for a visa is approved, it will be printed in your passport and returned to you in the envelope you submitted to the consular officer.
Processing time for visas is a minimum of 2 to 3 days. Some applications may require additional administrative processing that could take at least several weeks. Since the application process cannot be accelerated, please apply well in advance of your travel date. Do not purchase plane tickets until you have received your visa. Visa applicants should never assume their application will be automatically approved.
REMEMBER: That you are not working but you are having an internship/ training and that you are not earning a salary but receiving a stipend!
All the best on your interview and please update us right away after your US Embassy appointment