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.

Please make sure you identify your country of citizenship and the type of visa you are applying for correctly. Incorrect identification of this information will result cancellation of your appointment and you will not be able to schedule an appointment until the next available appointment date.

Notice to Non-Resident Applicants

Non-resident third country nationals may make appointments and apply for nonimmigrant visas at any nonimmigrant visa issuing post.  However, please be aware that officers may lack familiarity with the local conditions and/or the language of your home country, which may make it difficult to demonstrate your qualifications for a visa.  The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Tbilisi can accommodate Georgian, English, and Russian speaking applicants.  Applicants who do not speak one of these languages are strongly encouraged to apply at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate where a language in which they are comfortable communicating is spoken.

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 Unites States for 90 days or less.

Step 2

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 native currency.

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.

Step 3

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 book your appointment.

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. You will need:

  • Your passport number
  • The receipt number from your Bank of Georgia receipt. (Click here if you need help finding this number.)
  • The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page

As you go through the process you will be able to select your visa type, enter personal data, add dependents, select your document delivery location, confirm visa payment and finally, schedule your appointment.

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 application is approved, your passport and visa will be made available one of two ways

  • for an additional fee: GEL 6,50 (per one passport) within Tbilisi city and GEL 10,00 (per one passport) for other cities of Georgia your passport can be delivered to you by TNT Express, or
  • for no additional charge it can be held for you to pick up at the address you specified when you scheduled your interview.

Details on passport delivery are available on this webpage.