Nonimmigrant Visas

The Secretary of State has now expanded interview waivers to cover applicants applying to renew a visa that expired within the past 48 months, and extended this interview waiver authority until December 31, 2021. In other words, any applicant whose visa expired within the 48 months prior to the date of application is eligible for an interview waiver for a visa application in the same classification until December 31, 2021. For more information, please see our interview waiver page: https://il.usembassy.gov/visas/interview-waiver/

The U.S. Mission to Israel understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2022, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.

A Nonimmigrant Visa is for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business, tourism, or visiting.

You will need to determine your visa category, complete the DS-160 online application, pay the fee, select the location (either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv) and schedule an appointment for a non-immigrant visa.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.