Effective January 20, Interview Waiver (IW) services for qualifying applicants for F, M, or J student visas, as well as H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, Q visas, are available via this website. Please review eligibility criteria carefully before opting for an IW application. Due to capacity constraints and prioritization guidance, the IW process can take from three to four weeks to process. Applicants should not make nonrefundable travel arrangements until a visa has been approved and you have your passport and visa in-hand.


Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information please click here.


The U.S. Mission to Burkina Faso will resume all routine visa services on October 26, 2021.


The U.S. Mission to Burkina Faso understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Burkina Faso. 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 Ouagadougou.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou.