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Visa Status

If you have been given a yellow sheet of paper during your visa interview, you will find your visa case number written at the top of the paper. Please click here to check the status of your visa application and follow the instructions for your case. If you Visa is approved please click here for instruction on how to submit your passport to the consulate.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand, we are currently experiencing delays in administrative processing. Most cases require 2-6 months to complete their administrative processing. However, please understand that this process has no time constraints and may even take longer.

The Consular Section strongly encourages you NOT to buy your tickets or make travel arrangements until after your visa is approved and you have it in hand.  The Consular Section cannot guarantee that your visa will be approved and cannot be responsible for the consequences of your decision to buy a non-refundable plane ticket.

Visa applications prior to 31 Dec 2012:

With the introduction of the new Visa application system, all visa applicants who applied before 31 Dec 2012 must follow the steps below to obtain their visas.

1)    WHEN THE VISA IS READY: Once it is indicated on our website that your visa is ready for processing, applicants must drop off their passports at the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai. Please note if you fail to drop off the passport (AFTER receiving notification) before 30 November 2013 your case will be administratively closed and you will need to reapply.

Click here to Check your Case status

DROP OFF TIMING/LOCATION: 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM on any working day at Passport pass back booth (located outside the main entrance) 

2)    WHEN THE VISA NOT READY: Applicants who do not receive their visa clearance before 30 March 2013 will be provided instructions on how to submit their passport in order to obtain their  visa. The U.S. Consulate General in Dubai will continue processing these cases and they will NOT be administratively closed.

Click here to Check your Case status

DROP OFF TIMING/LOCATION: 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM on any working day at Passport pass back booth (located outside the main entrance) 

3)    WHEN ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED: Applicants that are required to drop off additional documents in order to process their visa will need to submit the documents directly at the US Consulate General in Dubai.


Please note if you fail to submit additional documentation in a timely manner your case will be administratively closed and you will have to reapply if you still wish to obtain  a  visa.  Additional documents can also be sent via email to:Dubaivisa@state.gov.

Click here to Check your Case status

DROP OFF TIMING/LOCATION: 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM on any working day at Passport Pass back booth (located outside the main entrance)