Apply for a U.S. Visa
NSW/QLD Bushfires: Due to emergency warning bushfires, there is a backlog of freight which may cause some delay with the courier service. Limited services in Port Macquarie, Taree, Coffs Harbour and Grafton have resumed. Services in the Armidale area have been suspended until further notice. You may continue tracking your documents with your tracking number here.
Attention to visa applicants: You are reminded to apply for your U.S. visa interview well in advance of your traveling plans. You should never pay for travel arrangements (e.g., airfare, hotels) without having a visa in your possession. The U.S. Consulate General accepts no responsibility if you do so. You risk significant financial losses if you ignore this advice. Appointment dates and time slots are released by the U.S. Consulate at its sole discretion, depending on the visa types and other criteria. Call center agents may not be able to assist you in getting an earlier appointment, when you contact them by telephone or by email. Please be sure to review the Apply by Mail option as we find many applicants do not require an interview. Consulate General Perth prioritizes regular and emergency appointment requests from residents of Western Australia (WA). Requests from applicants applying from outside of WA are accommodated on a space available basis.
Visa Application: Applicants must use Microsoft Explorer or Google Chrome to fill out their application. You will not be able to make payment or schedule your appointment if you are using Safari or Firefox.
Important Notice: On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that allows continued implementation of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P.). Certain nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link.
Emergency Appointments: If you have been found eligible for an Emergency appointment, it can only take place in the same US Consulate as your original appointment. Emergency appointments cannot take place in another Consulate and cannot be transferred. As you are only entitled to one Emergency appointment request per regular appointment, you will not be able to book another one.
Before your interview: Before arriving at a U.S. consulate or embassy, please review the security regulations posted on this site. In particular, please be aware that you will not be allowed to enter the consulate or embassy with battery-operated or electronic devices. Persons arriving with these devices will be refused entry and risk having their appointments cancelled. Please be aware that neither the consulates nor embassy can store electronic devices. Please make arrangements to leave electronic devices at home or store them off-site before arriving for your appointment.
Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Australia. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Consulates General in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
- Visa Types
- Visa Fees
- Other Fees
- Payment Options
- DS-160 Information
- Appointment Wait Times
- Photos and Fingerprints
- Visa Waiver Program
- Security Regulations
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- Apply for a Visa
- Pay My Visa Fee
- Complete My DS-160
- Schedule My Appointment
- Change Document Delivery Address
- Retrieve My Passport/Visa
- Apply for an Expedited Appointment
- Apply By Mail
- Application Pending Further Action
Immigrant Visa Information
Local Visa Programs
- Travel Coordinator
- Group Appointments
- Diplomatic and Government Officials
- Government Sponsored J1 Visa
- Visas for Children and the Elderly