Applying for a U.S. Visa Stamp
Visa application requirements and wait times can vary from one country to the next. Check the web site of the U.S. Embassy in the country to which you will travel for specific information and requirements and to schedule an interview. Allow enough time abroad for visa processing. Keep in mind that your visa process may be delayed if documents are missing or if the consular officer has additional questions. You can find the consular website at http://www.usembassy.gov/
Print our Important Travel Information page which includes this information and our travel checklist.
Review these ten points on what you should remember when applying to renew your visa: 10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa
Documents Needed for Visa Renewal
Please note that you should review the U.S. consulate’s website for your home country for the required forms needed, fees, and other requirements.
Processing Time Information
Processing times can vary from country to country. Please check the U.S. State Department’s website (http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/general/wait-times.html) for the latest visa wait times and important news about visa processing.
Some applications will be subject to security clearances which in rare cases can cause delays. OIS cannot influence processing times for these clearance checks.