Expedited/Emergency Appointments

U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and Branch Office Tel Aviv expedite a limited number of interview appointments for visitor visas for the following reasons only:

  • Life-threatening medical emergencies that require treatment at a U.S. medical facility.
  • Visits to gravely ill/dying relatives in the United States or the death of an immediate relative.

To apply for an expedited/emergency appointment:

Step 1: Complete a DS-160 form online and print the confirmation page for each person applying for a visa, regardless of their age. You will need to determine your visa category, and select the location where you would like to attend the visa interview (either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv).

Step 2: Payment of the Application Fee

Enter the following site https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-IL/niv, click on the “Create Account” button, and follow the instructions.   After you have entered your personal details and selected a courier option, the system will prompt you to pay the visa Complete the online application form, pay the fee, and schedule a regular  Click here to apply and initiate the process.

Step 3: Schedule an Appointment — Schedule any available appointment through the visa scheduling system at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-il/niv   or by phoning the call center at 02-3741221 for Jerusalem or 03-9058062 for Tel Aviv.

Step 4: After you paid the MRV fee and scheduled your interview, you may request an emergency appointment online by selecting the Request Expedite option on your account or with the help of a call center representative at 03-9058062.

We grant expedited/emergency appointments based on the factors above and strive to respond to each request as quickly as possible.  If approved, we will send an email notification to the email address registered in the appointment system.  If the request is not approved, we will notify you by email to attend the appointment as originally scheduled.

Please note that granting an expedited/emergency appointment does not guarantee visa issuance.  U.S. law places the burden of qualifying for a visa solely on the applicant.