Group Appointments

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Groups of 10 members or more may follow the instructions below to request to apply together at the U.S. Consulates in Melbourne and Sydney only. The U.S. Consulate in Perth does not accept group appointments.

Examples of groups include, but are not limited to, media crew, performance groups and ship/airline crew. If your group has fewer than 10 members or if you wish to schedule an interview at the U.S. Consulate in Perth, click here to schedule individual appointments.

How to Apply

Step 1

The Group Coordinator will request a group appointment using the online appointment system. Once the request has been submitted, the Embassy or Consulate will respond via email.

Step 2

If the Embassy or Consulate approves the request then the Group Coordinator will receive an email alerting him/her to schedule appointments for each member of the group. The center cannot schedule appointments but agents are able to assist if questions arise. Should the Embassy or Consulate deny the request for a group appointment, the Group Coordinator will be notified of the denial by email and each group member must schedule individual appointments.

Note: The email confirming or denying the group request will come from Some email applications have rules which filter unknown senders into a spam or junk mail folder. If the Group Coordinator has not received the email notification, look for the message in junk and spam email folders.

Step 3

Each group member must complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.

Step 4

Each group member must create a profile in the online system and pay the visa application fee. See the payment options page for instructions.

Step 5

Group Coordinator must schedule an appointment using the online appointment system. The GC will need the following information for each group member in order to schedule an appointment:

  • Their passport number
  • The MRV fee bank receipt number
  • The ten (10) digit barcode number from their DS-160 confirmation page
  • Passport issuance date and Passport Expiration Date
Step 6

Each group member must visit the U.S. Embassy or Consulate on the date and time of their visa interview. He or she must bring:

Applications without all of these items will not be accepted.

Note: If you have additional questions on group scheduling, please visit  Tutorial for Scheduling Group Appointments for more detailed instructions.

Note: The Group Coordinator can perform steps 1-3 and 5 for group members.