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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON VISA SERVICES:

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.)

We encourage visa applicants affected by Presidential Proclamations 99849992, and 10143 to apply for a visa in their home consular district. This includes all students whose academic program starts August 1, 2021, or later. For more information, please see travel.state.gov.

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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