Apply for a Visa

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Overview

Please confirm whether or not you need to apply for a visa. You may not need to apply for a new U.S. visa if you already hold a valid U.S. visa or are a national of a Visa Waiver Program participating country.

If you do need to apply for a nonimmigrant visa, please follow the steps below.

Note:

  • Any person who is legally present in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, and the French territories in the South Pacific, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna, may apply for a visa in Fiji.
  • Applicants between the ages of 14 and 79 applying for U.S. visas are required to appear in person for a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy. For information on criteria, please click here.

How to Apply

Step 1
For Nonimmigrant Visa applicants:

Determine your visa type by reading Common Nonimmigrant Visas. Each visa type explains the qualifications and application items. Choose the visa type that applies to your situation.

Be sure to also review the Visa Waiver Program. If your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program, you do not need to apply for a visa if you are traveling for business or pleasure and will only be staying in the United States for 90 days or less.

Step 2
The next step is to complete the DS-160 form. Be sure to read the Guidelines for Completing the DS-160 Form carefully. All information must be correct and accurate. Once the form is submitted, you cannot make any changes. If you need assistance, please consult an immigration lawyer or translator. The call center cannot help you complete your DS-160. You will need your DS-160 number to schedule your appointment.

Step 3
Once you have determined the correct visa type, you must pay the visa fee. The visa fee page lists the visa types and correlating visa fee in US dollars and local currency (if you are paying online by credit card, the currency you will be paying is in New Zealand dollars).

To pay your visa fee, read the Bank and Payment Options page. This page explains how to make your visa fee payment. You must keep your receipt number to book your visa appointment.

IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY ISSUE WITH REGARDS TO THE ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION, PLEASE CONTACT OUR CALL CENTER. DO NOT PAY FOR YOUR VISA FEES AGAIN AS ALL VISA FEES PAID ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND/OR NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Step 4
You are almost ready to schedule your visa appointment!

Now you will need to create a profile in our system. Follow this link and click on New User.

Complete all fields and create a password. Once you are in the system, you will see your dashboard. Click on Schedule Appointment on the left-hand side menu.

This will start the process for scheduling your appointment at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in Suva:

You will need:

      • Your passport number
      • The Receipt Number appearing on your Post Fiji receipt, or the receipt that appears on your screen when you made an online payment (contact the call center if you need help finding any of these numbers).
      • The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page
  • At step 1, click onto the Non-immigrant Visa option if you are applying for your visa and scheduling an interview in Suva, Fiji, and then click the "Continue" button. Please do not select the Immigrant option if you are not registering a document delivery address for an Immigrant visa application;
  • At step 2, please select the Post/location for your interview;
  • At step 3, select the visa category applicable to you, and click the "Continue" button. On the new page, select your visa category and click the "Continue" button;
  • At step 5, complete all the fields as required, and then click the "Continue" button (important: please ensure that all the information you have provided are accurate as they will be used in the document delivery process and/or to contact you);
  • At step 6, please add your dependants, if any (please do not add yourself at this step). To move on to the next page/step, please click the "Continue" button;
  • At step 7, if you have selected Suva for the interview location, you will be asked a series of questions to determine whether you are eligible for a mail-in (drop box) application. Please read and respond to the questions accordingly and correctly;
  • At step 7, if you have selected Nuku’alofa for the interview location, you will be asked a series of questions to determine whether you are eligible for a LNIV interview in Nuku’alofa. Please read and respond to the questions truthfully. If you do not qualify, please click the “New Application/Schedule New Appointment located on the left of your dashboard, and at Step 2, please select an interview location at Suva. You may be eligible for a visa application via mail-in (drop box) or required to attend an interview in Suva;
  • After step 7, you will be asked to determine the document delivery address. Please note that your passport/document will not be sent to a document delivery address outside of Fiji even though you have a mailing address in Tonga, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or Wallis and Futuna (note: some passports may be eligible for pickups at Nukualofa, Tonga subject to approval of the U.S. Consulate in Suva);
  • If your interview is at Suva, select the "Pick Up" option that is available on your screen, and then determine which Post Fiji location you would like your passport/document to be sent to if you wish to pick up your passport/document. However, if you wish to have the passport/document sent to your office or home in Fiji, please select either the "Home" or "Office" option. Once you have selected, click the "Continue" button;
  • If your interview is at Nuku’alofa, select the “Pick Up” option that is available on your screen, and then click onto DHL. You can only pickup your passport/document at DHL;
  • At step 8, you will be prompted to make payment if you have not already done so.
    • If you have reach this stage and have not paid for your U.S. visa fee, please click the “Click Here for All Payment Options” link. You will be routed to select either the credit card OR Post Fiji option. Select your preferred method of payment. If you have selected the credit card option, please respond accordingly to the instructions as prompted. If you have selected Post Fiji, you will be routed to the deposit slip page. Please select and print the applicable deposit slip for the visa type you are applying for, and bring the deposit slip with you to a Post Fiji to make your payment;
    • If you have already made payment, please enter the receipt number and then click the “Continue” button;
  • You will then be prompted to schedule an appointment with the U.S. Embassy in Suva if you do not meet the mail-in (drop box) criteria. Please select the available date and time, and then click the "Schedule" button. PRINT the Appointment Confirmation Letter and bring this letter with you together with the DS-160 form, passport(s) and other supporting documents when you attend your interview (for information on supporting documents, please refer to this link and select the visa type you are applying for);
  • If you qualify for a mail-in (drop box), PRINT the Dropbox Confirmation Letter and send this together with the DS-160 form, passports and other supporting documents (please see Schedule My Appointment and Renew My Visa for additional information) to the U.S. Embassy in Suva. For instructions on how to mail-in your application, please click here. If you wish to attend an interview but have selected the mail-in (drop box) incorrectly, PLEASE DO NOT PAY YOUR VISA FEES AGAIN. Contact our call center for assistance.

Important: You will need an active e-mail address to create a New User. If the e-mail address you would like to use has been previously used to schedule an appointment, or if you have forgotten your password, please contact the call center to reset your user profile/password.

Step 5
Visit the U.S. Embassy on the date and time of your visa interview. Be sure to check the Schedule My Appointment page for the necessary documentation needed for your appointment.

Step 6
If your visa is approved, the visa will be sent to your designated location selected when you scheduled your appointment.