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, Japan and Northern Italy within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have 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 and 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 support-romania@ustraveldocs.com for specific guidance. Information concerning rescheduling a pending consular appointment is also available at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ro/ro-niv-appointmentschedule.asp.


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 ceac.state.gov/genniv/, 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 here.


PLEASE NOTE THE DELIVERY LOCATION! IF YOUR VISA IS APPROVED YOU WILL NEED TO LEAVE YOUR PASSPORT WITH THE CONSULAR SECTION AND IT WILL BE RETURNED AT THE DELIVERY LOCATION YOU HAVE SELECTED WHEN YOU HAVE SCHEDULED THE APPOINTMENT (TNT OFFICE OR HOME/OFFICE) WITHIN 2-3 BUSINESS DAYS. UNEXPECTED EVENTS MAY CAUSE A DELAY IN THIS PROCESSING.


Visa applicants who qualify and use Interview Waiver must create a profile through http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ro and choose the TNT pickup location or premium services before they submit their documents. Otherwise you will not be able to get them back.


If you would like to schedule an appointment for a new visa application and if you have already applied for a visa in the past, please fill in a new DS-160 form (DS-160 form can be found here) and update your profile with the new DS-160 confirmation number, before scheduling the appointment.