Group Appointments

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Overview

Group Coordinators!

Please review the following requirements carefully:

  • Groups must consist of a minimum of 7 applicants (over the age of 13) and a maximum of 25 applicants. If your group has more than 25 members, please divide it into two or more separate groups and submit separate requests. Please do not include children under the age of 13 in your total, as they do not need to appear for an interview. Applications for applicants under the age of 13 may be brought along on the day of the group appointment, or may be submitted via our drop box service.
  • Please plan ahead and submit your group requests as early as possible. Due to high demand for visa appointments, the U.S. Embassy is generally unable to approve group requests if travel is within less than three weeks from the date of the request.
  • Please do not make your request until you have all the group members’ MRV fee receipts and DS-160 application forms available to you. You will only be able to claim designated appointment slots until 12:00 p.m the day before the appointment.
  • Group requests must clearly state the purpose, dates and itinerary of the proposed trip.
  • Please note that the size of the group cannot be changed once the request has been approved. Any additional travelers will need to make separate individual appointments.
  • Please also note that it is not possible to change any of the group members once the designated appointments have been assigned to individual group members.
  • Please do not double book. If any group members hold individual appointments already, please do not include them in your group request.
  • Please do not submit expedite requests at the same time as groups requests.
  • Please note: This is a request for a group appointment, not a group interview. Interviews will be conducted with each member of the group individually.

Once a group appointment has been approved the Group Coordinator has 10 days in which to “claim” the designated appointments. If after 10 days the designated slots have not been assigned to individual applicants, all of the group slots will be cancelled and new appointments will have to be made. This measure has been put in place by the consular section due to high demand.

The consular section further reserves the right to cancel any group appointments that are suspected or determined to have been made after presenting false or misleading information in an attempt to circumvent the rules or manipulate the appointment system for benefit or profit.

To learn more details about the Visitor Visa please click here.

How to Apply

    Step 1

    Request a group appointment using the online appointment system. Once you have submitted your request, please wait for a response from the U.S. Embassy/Consulate, which will come via email.

    Please do NOT add any group members / dependents before you have received an email saying your group request has received approval from the Embassy or Consulate. You will add the group members / dependents after you have received the email confirmation only.

    Step 2

    If the U.S. Embassy/Consulate approves your request then you will receive an email alerting you to schedule appointments for each member of your group. Please understand that the call center cannot schedule appointments for you, but agents are able to assist if questions arise. Should the U.S. Embassy/Consulate deny the request for a group appointment, you will be notified of the denial by email and each group member must schedule individual appointments.

    Note: The email confirming or denying your request will come from no-reply@ustraveldocs.com. Some email applications have rules which filter unknown senders into a spam or junk mail folder. If you have not received your email notification, please look for the message in your junk and spam email folders.

    Step 3

    Each group member must pay the visa application fee. In the case of making a bulk fee payment, you will receive only one receipt number per transaction and will use this receipt number for each valid MRV fee paid.

    Visa Types and U.S. Dollar Application Fee Amounts - Sorted by Visa Type

    Visa Type Description Fee Amount Select Quantity
    B Business/Tourist $160
    C-1 Transit $160
    C-1/D Transit and Airline Crew $160
    CW Transitional Worker CNMI $190
    D Ship Crew $160
    E Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty, Long-Term Investor CNMI $205
    F Student (academic) $160
    H Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees $190
    I Journalist and Media $160
    J Exchange Visitor $160
    L Intracompany Transferees $190
    M Student (vocational) $160
    O Persons with Extraordinary Ability $190
    P Athletes. Artists & Entertainers $190
    Q International Cultural Exchange $190
    R Religious Worker $190
    T Victim of Human Trafficking $160
    TN/TD NAFTA Professionals $160
    Step 4

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

    Step 5

    Each group member must schedule an appointment using the online appointment system. Each group member will need three pieces of information in order to schedule an appointment:

    • Their passport number
    • Their MRV fee payment receipt number
    • The ten (10) digit barcode number from their DS-160 confirmation page
    Step 6

    Each group member must visit the U.S. Embassy/Consulate on the date and time of their visa interview. They will need to bring a printed copy of their appointment letter, DS-160 confirmation page, one recent photograph, a current passport and all old passports. 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.