Effective November 8, 2021, all immigrant visa applicants are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of the medical exam they receive prior to visa issuance.
In addition, all adult foreign national air travelers holding non-immigrant visas to the United States, with very limited exceptions, will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.
For more information, including acceptable vaccines and proof of vaccination status, see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html#covid-vaccines.
U.S. Embassy Singapore has limited visa appointment availability to maintain appropriate social distancing for the safety of our applicants and staff. There may be increased wait times for visa services due to capacity constraints.
If you need to travel to the U.S. urgently, please make a regular appointment for the next available business day and then request an expedited appointment in any visa category for an earlier day. You must make a regular appointment before submitting an expedite request. Priority will be given to students, workers in critical infrastructure sectors, and applicants who can demonstrate an emergency travel need. Requests should be detailed and be substantiated by evidence as appropriate (e.g., I-20, doctor’s letter, etc.)
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.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) .
The Visa section of this website is about U.S. visas for foreign citizens and nationals to travel to the United States.
Visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.
Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States. 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.
For short-term visits to the United States (for tourism, business, education, and more), you can go directly to the online application (form DS-160). For immigrant visas, which are issued to foreign nationals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States, you can visit the U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services site for the relevant forms. If you are unsure what type of visa you need, please use the Visa Wizard below.