Don’t be Early – Do Not Arrive More Than 30 Minutes Before the Visa Interview Appointment

 Arriving earlier than your scheduled appointment time does not mean that you will be interviewed sooner.  Nonimmigrant visa applicants should arrive at the U.S. Embassy/U.S. Consulates General no more than 30 minutes before their scheduled visa interview.  If you arrive earlier, you will not be  allowed to enter and will be required to remain outside.

In order to facilitate speedy entry into the building, please read our security notice on prohibited items (PDF).