Important Notice to Non-immigrant Visa Applicants Residing in Gaza

If you are an applicant residing in the Gaza Strip and require a permit to attend your non-immigrant visa interview:

  1. After completing your DS-160 at and creating a user account at, 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.