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There is a significant backlog of NIV applicants awaiting an interview. Please check the online appointment calendar periodically to reschedule your existing appointment. We cannot guarantee an appointment on or before any given date.

Important Information about Visa Appointments

Updated June 21, 2022

Urgent Travel

If you have an urgent matter for which you need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at our Online Scheduling Service to request an expedited appointment. Requests for expedited appointments will only be considered if they are submitted through the Appointment Service Website.

Russian Nonimmigrant Student and Academic Exchange Visitors

Belgrade is a designated processing post for the following types of Russian nonimmigrant visa applicants who are resident in Russia:

  • All F-type student visas
  • All M-type student visas
  • J-type visas for academic exchange visitors
  • J-type visas for U.S. Government-funded exchange visitors

Note: All nonimmigrant visa applicants are expected to speak either English or Serbian at their visa interview. No interpreters will be permitted in the waiting room. Please note that this designation for Russian applicants does not guarantee that a visa appointment will be available for all applicants in the above designated visa categories.

CDC Requirements for Entry into the United States

As of June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer require air travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Payment Extension

The validity of nonimmigrant MRV payments has been extended until September 30, 2023. Visa fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you wish to apply for a visa at another Embassy or Consulate, you will be required to pay a new MRV fee and complete a new Form DS-160.

What is a Visa?

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship or nationality.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel under the Visa Waiver Program.  The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.  If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.

Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States, but when planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit.

Do You Already Know What Type of Visa You Need?

For nonimmigrant visas, you can go directly to the online application for the DS-160; or for immigrant visas, directly to the USCIS site for the relevant forms.  If you are unsure, please use the Visa Wizard below to help you determine your visa type.

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