Effective January 5, 2017, fees for all consular services must be paid in U.S. dollars. The U.S. Embassy no longer accepts Venezuelan bolivars for consular services. For more information about the available payment options please click here.

Currently, the Embassy is not able to provide new appointments for first-time business or tourist (B-1/B-2) visa applicants.  If you are a first-time applicant for a business or tourist (B-1/B-2) visa, you should not try to pay the application fee and should not try to make an appointment. The visa application fee is valid for up to one year. 

If you paid the application fee on or before May 18, you will need to start a new appointment application. These appointment requests for B1/B2 visas will require a pre-approval for scheduling. This pre-approval for the First Time cases will depend exclusively on the payment date of the receipt, it should be before May 18 2016. All requests with a payment made after this date will not be processed at this time.

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos.  For further details on photo requirements please visit:

If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status.

More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Venezuela. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Venezuela.