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Hours of Operation

English speaking customer service agents are ready to assist you 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Australia Eastern Time (9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time) Monday through Friday. Callers from the United States can reach the contact centres between 7:00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m. Sunday through to Thursday, and 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Friday Eastern Standard Time (EST). The call center is closed on U.S. holidays and Australian holidays which are observed by all consular posts.


Contact Information

If you need help with your visa application or want to learn more about obtaining a visa to travel to the United States, please contact us via any of the means shown below. Visa application services call center agents are able to assist you via telephone, email or chat.

Telephone: Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:

  • In Australia, call +61-1-300-139399.
  • In the United States, call 1 703 520 2230.
  • Web call: You can talk to us directly through your browser, if you are using Chrome, Firefox, Safari11 or Opera. Make sure the audio features on your device are enabled as the functionality is restricted to audio connections only. Click on the green button to begin.
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Email: To reach a customer service representative via email, please write to

Skype for Business: To use Skype to speak to a customer service representative during regular hours of operation, add a new contact to your Microsoft or Skype for Business account with the Skype for Business name

Please verify the Skype ID of the US Visa Service Desk before adding it. Our Skype ID is Agents will not instruct you to pay your MRV fee over the phone; we strongly advise you to verify payment instructions on the Bank and Payment options page before paying your MRV Fee. Our call center agents will not engage in a chat conversation via Skype. A chat option is available through a different application on this page.

In order to make sure you are connecting to the right Skype ID please click on the icon on the bottom of this page to place a call.

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Chat: To chat with a customer service representative from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Australian Eastern Time, please the image below.

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After Your Interview

If you have already attended your interview and your inquiry is in relation to pending Non-immigrant or Immigrant Visa Applications, please direct your question to the corresponding email address of the Consulate at which you attended your interview.

Sydney NIV:

Sydney IV:



Check the Status of Your Passport

Instant: Enter your passport number below to check on the status. If your passport is ready for pick-up, please collect it in a timely manner and bring supporting documents. If your passport is not collected in a timely manner it will be sent back to the Embassy or Consulate.



Email: You may also send an email to In the subject and/or body enter only a valid passport number exactly as it was entered at the time the appointment was scheduled. Do not enter any additional text. You will receive an automatic response with the status.

Reporting Fraud

Please contact us at if you have experienced fraud or have been asked to pay any unnecessary fees to pay your MRV fee, schedule your visa interview, or ship documents to or from the consular section.