Apply for a U.S. Visa
Presidential proclamation (9989): On January 31, 2020, a new Presidential Proclamation ("Presidential Proclamation 9983") was issued which added to the ongoing travel restrictions of P.P.9645 by expanding them to the nationals of six additional countries. The restrictions only apply to immigrant visas and/or diversity visas, not nonimmigrant visas. More information is available at this link.
URGENT INFORMATION FOR VISA APPLICANTS REGARDING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS: Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People's Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms or, (3) believe they may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone their appointments by at least 14 days. There is no fee to change an appointment ad visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid. For questions about rescheduling a pending consular appointment, please send an email to email@example.com for specific guidance. Information concerning rescheduling a pending consular appointment is also available at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/au/au-niv-appointmentschedule.asp.
Attention: Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation. If you reside in China, have travelled to China recently or intend to travel to China prior to your planned trip to the United States, we recommend you postpone your via interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from China.
Toll Delivery Service: Due to a cyber security incident with Toll Priority, ALL PASSPORTS ARE BEING DELIVERED VIA AUSTRALIA POST. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any passport tracking enquiries. Alternatively, you may check Toll Group for their latest updates on this incident.
Australian Bushfires: Due to extreme weather conditions being experienced across many parts of the country, some delivery and/or collection services may be delayed. All Toll services have been suspended due to fires in some areas until further notice. To check if your suburb has been impacted you can check here .
Attention to visa applicants: You are reminded to apply for your U.S. visa interview well in advance of your traveling plans. You should never pay for travel arrangements (e.g., airfare, hotels) without having a visa in your possession. The U.S. Consulate General accepts no responsibility if you do so. You risk significant financial losses if you ignore this advice. Appointment dates and time slots are released by the U.S. Consulate at its sole discretion, depending on the visa types and other criteria. Call center agents may not be able to assist you in getting an earlier appointment, when you contact them by telephone or by email. Please be sure to review the Apply by Mail option as we find many applicants do not require an interview. Consulate General Perth prioritizes regular and emergency appointment requests from residents of Western Australia (WA). Requests from applicants applying from outside of WA are accommodated on a space available basis.
Visa Application: Applicants must use Microsoft Explorer or Google Chrome to fill out their application. You will not be able to make payment or schedule your appointment if you are using Safari or Firefox.
Emergency Appointments: If you have been found eligible for an Emergency appointment, it can only take place in the same US Consulate as your original appointment. Emergency appointments cannot take place in another Consulate and cannot be transferred. As you are only entitled to one Emergency appointment request per regular appointment, you will not be able to book another one.
Before your interview: Before arriving at a U.S. consulate or embassy, please review the security regulations posted on this site. In particular, please be aware that you will not be allowed to enter the consulate or embassy with battery-operated or electronic devices. Persons arriving with these devices will be refused entry and risk having their appointments cancelled. Please be aware that neither the consulates nor embassy can store electronic devices. Please make arrangements to leave electronic devices at home or store them off-site before arriving for your appointment.
Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Australia. 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. Consulates General in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
- Visa Types
- Visa Fees
- Other Fees
- Payment Options
- DS-160 Information
- Appointment Wait Times
- Photos and Fingerprints
- Visa Waiver Program
- Security Regulations
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- Apply for a Visa
- Pay My Visa Fee
- Complete My DS-160
- Schedule My Appointment
- Change Document Delivery Address
- Retrieve My Passport/Visa
- Apply for an Expedited Appointment
- Apply By Mail
- Application Refused Under INA 221(g)
Immigrant Visa Information
Local Visa Programs
- Travel Coordinator
- Group Appointments
- Diplomatic and Government Officials
- Government Sponsored J1 Visa
- Visas for Children and the Elderly