Apply for a Visa

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Overview

Please confirm whether or not you need to apply for a visa. You may not need to apply for a new U.S. visa if you already hold a valid U.S. visa or are a national of a Visa Waiver Program participating country.

If you do need to apply for a nonimmigrant visa, please follow the steps below.

How to Apply

Before applying for a U.S. visa, please determine which type of visa you need and if you can travel without a visa.

Step 1
Pay the visa application fee.

Step 2
Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.

Step 3
Schedule your appointment on this web page. You will need three pieces of information in order to schedule your appointment:

      • Your passport number
      • The "Unique Seq No" appearing on your Australia Post receipt or the "Receipt No" if you paid by credit card. (Click here if you need help finding either of these numbers.)
      • The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page

Step 4
Visit the U.S. Consulate on the date and time of your visa interview. You will need to bring a printed copy of your appointment letter, your DS-160 confirmation page, one recent photograph, your current and all old passports, and the original visa fee payment receipt. Applications without all of these items will not be accepted.

Step 5
Please refer to your specific visa category page for additional required documents.

Step 6

Applicants that have been arrested for or charged with a crime, including offences involving the use of a controlled substance, are advised to bring in an original Australian Police Certificate.  It is highly recommended that it be a police certificate that is “Complete Disclosure” and has all recorded offences released.