Interviews are by appointment only. Applicants aged 14 – 79 are required to appear in person for an interview with a consular officer. You are required to bring your Appointment Confirmation letter with you. You will not be admitted more than 30 minutes prior to the time shown and arriving too late may result in the cancellation of your appointment. You can expect to be at the Embassy or Consulate for approximately two to three hours.
The interview with a consular officer is the last step in a two-step process and typically lasts just a few minutes. Prior to the interview staff will collect, data-enter and review your application. A set of your fingerprints will be electronically scanned.
For more information on attending your nonimmigrant visa interview, please see our instructional video: