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Welcome to the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit

At this time Caracas does not have availability for first time B1/B2 visa appointments.  New appointments will be released the first work day of each month.

In accordance with Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) Convenio Cambiario Nº 35, all consular transactions carried out by Diplomatic Missions in Venezuela will be processed using the new DICOM exchange rate. This Venezuelan law was published in Gaceta Oficial Nº 40.865, following remarks made by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Miguel Pérez Abad. All diplomatic missions in Caracas – including the US Embassy - are legally obligated to adjust consular fees in Bolivares based on this new official exchange rate. The US Embassy has not modified its prices; the dollar cost of our services remains the same in Venezuela as it does at our embassies and consulates all over the world.

Most applicants, including children, are required to pay a Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee to initiate their U.S. visa application. This US Government-mandated fee is a visa processing fee that is payable whether or not a visa is issued.  The MRV fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee is valid for one year. 

Once the initial interview is scheduled, applicants are limited to the number of times they can reschedule their appointment.

Welcome to the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, and thank you for your interest in visiting the United States.

Most temporary visitors to the United States must apply for and obtain a nonimmigrant visa before beginning their journey.  We encourage applicants to learn as much as they can about the laws, regulations and policies involved in processing a nonimmigrant visa application.

Consular Notice

The U.S. Embassy in Caracas continues to issue visas. To provide better service to our visa applicants, the Embassy is implementing new appointment and fee payment procedures.

The new system is more convenient and affordable for users.

It eliminates the previous appointment-scheduling fee, the need for a PIN, and the Call Center contact fee. Furthermore, the new system includes document delivery, thus reducing the overall cost of applying for a U.S. visa.

For further information on visa application, please go to the Visa Information Service webpage.

The information in this website is designed to help you understand the process and, if a visa interview is required, come to the interview prepared.

Nonimmigrant Visas

  • Thread Apply for a visa to visit the United States.