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 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 contact our call center for specific guidance 

 Important Notice:  Please ensure that all personal (full name, passport information, etc.) and contact information (phone number, email, etc.) provided is for the applicant requesting a visa and reflects the information exactly as is in the passport. The failure to provide the correct personal and contact information will result in the delay or cancellation of your visa application process and the delay in the return of your passport.

Important Notice: " Please list your mobile number as your primary phone"

If you are unable to make your appointment for a visa interview, please re-schedule the visa interview BEFORE the time of the appointment.  Applicants who fail to re-schedule their appointment in advance must start the visa application process over, including filling out a new DS-160.  Applicants will NOT have to pay a new fee to schedule their appointment if they reschedule within one year of their original appointment.  Applicants who are unable to use their receipt number to schedule a new appointment should contact GSS at support-saudiarabia@ustraveldocs.com to unlock their receipt (the number of times a receipt may be unlocked is limited).  Applicants may then schedule a new appointment for an interview.  Please note that unlocking a receipt may take up to two weeks

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Saudi Arabia. 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 Riyadh and the Consulates in Dhahran and Jeddah.

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