Effective January 20, Interview Waiver (IW) services for qualifying applicants for F, M, or J student visas, as well as H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, Q visas, are available via this website. Please review eligibility criteria carefully before opting for an IW application. Due to capacity constraints and prioritization guidance, the IW process can take from three to four weeks to process. Applicants should not make nonrefundable travel arrangements until a visa has been approved and you have your passport and visa in-hand. As of November 20, 2022, Interview Waiver (IW) applicants must schedule appointments and drop off required documents at the US Embassy on the day and time of their appointment


Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information please click here.


The U.S. Mission to Burkina Faso will resume all routine visa services on October 26, 2021.


All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee. Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period. Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period. All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Burkina Faso. 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. Embassy in Ouagadougou.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou.