If you are an applicant residing in the Gaza Strip and require a permit to attend your non-immigrant visa interview:
- After completing your DS-160 at https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC and creating a user account at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-il/niv, select the option stating that you reside in Gaza. Then, schedule a Consular Section appointment by selecting the specific date/appointment reserved only for Gazan applicants. Please choose a date over 60 days in advance in order to allow time for the permitting process.
- Apply for your permit to leave Gaza through the District Coordination Office (DCO). You may present a printout from this website as proof of the date of your appointment.
- A shuttle from Erez to be coordinated by the Israeli authorities will take you directly to the U.S. Embassy Jerusalem Consular Section at 14 David Flusser Street. Same-day return shuttle service will also be provided.
Note: This guidance does not apply to immigrant visa applicants or Green Card holders. Guidance for immigrant visa applicants and Green Card holders residing in Gaza is available here.