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Frequently Asked Questions

Click the links below for answers to frequently asked questions about non-immigrant visas and how to fill out the online DS-160 application form.

Please read these Frequently Asked Questions carefully before contacting the U.S. Consulate.

The U.S. Consulate also recommends correspondence by e-mail at Please allow up to 3 business days for a written response.

When inquiring about a visa case, please provide the applicant’s complete passport or case number to facilitate retrieval of the case. Due to privacy restrictions, we can only provide case status information to the visa applicant directly.

The Consulate General does not accept fax correspondence.