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U.S. Visa Services
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• Non-petition-based nonimmigrant visa (except E category) will increase from $160 to $185 • H, L, O, P, Q and R category nonimmigrant visa will increase from $190 to $205 • E category nonimmigrant visa will increase from $205 to $315


Our wait time for visa appointments is currently more than three months. If you are a resident of the Dutch Caribbean and need a visa for urgent travel to the United States, please use the link on our appointment page:

We will try our best to supply expedite appointments to residents of the Dutch Caribbean who:

  1. Are applying for Student, Exchange, Crewmember, or Temporary Worker Visas or
  2. Have had their ESTA’s recently cancelled due to previous travel to Cuba or
  3. Are travelling for legitimate medical emergencies.

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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