All receipts for payment of Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fees issued before October 1, 2022, will expire September 30, 2023. There will be no extensions of fee validity. Applicants must schedule an appointment or submit an interview waiver application before September 30, 2023 to avoid paying a new fee. Please note that the interview itself does not need to take place before September 30, 2023, but an interview appointment needs to be made in the system, even if it is scheduled months into the future. Furthermore, applicants using MRV fees paid before October 1, 2022 to book an appointment are cautioned not to attempt to change their appointment dates on or after October 1, 2023. Doing so will result in forfeiture of both the original appointment slot and the MRV fee receipt. The applicant will be required to pay a new fee and submit a new application package.

Due to worldwide historically high demand for visa appointments wait times are longer than normal. Apply early. Limited expedited appointments are available for qualified applicants.

If you do not speak English or Slovak, please be prepared to bring your own translator with you to your visa appointment. If you will bring a translator with you, you must notify the Embassy at least three business days in advance by emailing with the full name of your translator and a photo copy of the passport/ID of the translator.

The U.S. Embassy in Bratislava has very limited capacity to accept nonimmigrant visa applications from non-residents and non-citizens of Slovakia. All applicants who live, work, or study in Slovakia and who have held a Slovak residence permit (or temporary protection status) for at least three months are considered residents. The visa fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to consular sections outside of Slovakia. Circumventing the system and scheduling as a resident or choosing an incorrect visa category to schedule an interview, will result in a cancelled appointment either prior to or at the interview.

If your visa is approved, you will need to provide an address in Slovakia where the courier can deliver your passport 5-10 days after the interview. Neither pickup at the embassy nor delivery outside of Slovakia are available.

Certain residents of Slovakia may qualify to renew or apply for a visa by mail. If you qualify for the Interview Waiver Program, please follow the instructions online

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Slovakia. 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 Bratislava.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Slovakia.