Apply for a Visa

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Please confirm whether or not you need to apply for a visa. You may not need to apply for a new U.S. visa if you already hold a valid U.S. visa or are a national of a Visa Waiver Program participating country.

If you do need to apply for a nonimmigrant visa, please follow the steps below.

How to Apply

Step 1

For Nonimmigrant Visa applicants:

Determine your visa type by reading Common Nonimmigrant Visas. Each visa type explains the qualifications and application items. Choose the visa type that applies to your situation.

Be sure to also review the Visa Waiver Program. If your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program, you do not need to apply for a visa if you are traveling for business or pleasure and will only be staying in the Unites States for 90 days or less.

Step 2

Once you have determined the correct visa type, you must pay the visa fee. The visa fee page lists the visa types and correlating visa fee in US dollars and native currency.

To pay your visa fee, read the Bank and Payment Options page. This page explains how to make your visa fee payment. You must keep your receipt number to book your visa appointment.

Step 3

The next step is to complete the DS-160 form. Be sure to read the Guidelines for Completing the DS-160 Form carefully. All information must be correct and accurate. Once the form is submitted, you cannot make any changes. If you need assistance, please consult an immigration lawyer or translator. The call center cannot help you complete your DS-160. You will need your DS-160 number to book your appointment.



DS-160 form must be filled out completely, to the last page, and electronically submitted by pressing“Sign and Submit” button, before scheduling your interview.

You cannot attend your visa interview without submitting your DS-160 form!


IT IS MANDATORY to print out your DS-160 Confirmation Page with bar-code  and bring it to the interview.

This is a sample of a DS-160 Confirmation page:

Step 4

You are almost ready to schedule your visa appointment!

Now you will need to create a profile in our system. Follow this link and click on New User.

Complete all fields and create a password. Once you are in the system, you will see your dashboard.

Click on Schedule Appointment on the left-hand side menu.

This will start the process for scheduling your appointment. You will need:

  • Your passport number
  • The receipt number from your Banca Transilvania receipt. (Click here if you need help finding this number.)
  • The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page

As you go through the process you will be able to select your visa type, enter personal data, add dependents, select your document delivery location, confirm visa payment and finally, schedule your appointment.

Step 5

Visit the U.S. Embassy on the date and time of your visa interview. Be sure to check the Schedule My Appointment page for the necessary documentation needed for your appointment.

Step 6

If your application is approved, your passport, including your new visa, will be delivered by one of two methods:

  • FedEx Head Office in Bucharest: this delivery option is free of charge. FedEx Head Office is located at No. 172-176 Bucuresti-Ploiesti Road, Platinum Business and Convention Center, Building B, Floor 2, District 1, Zip Code 015016, Bucharest. Pickup times are Monday to Friday, 10:00 - 17:00 (closed on holidays).
  • Premium Home/FedEx Office Delivery: Your documents will be sent to the address/FedEx office indicated in your profile. There is an additional fee of 15.73 USD for these delivery options. You must present proof of payment at the time of the interview.

Note: Please provide us with your mobile phone number and email address so that we may contact you for information on your passport delivery.