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Emergency Visa Appointments

Applicants for Nonimmigrant Visas who wish to obtain emergency appointments must make a request for an emergency appointment on the appointment schedule website: Embassy does not process emergency appointment requests via email, fax, letter mail, telephone or personal appearance.  The Embassy’s guidelines are very specific regarding the circumstances under which emergency appointments will be approved. These include:

  • Illness or death of an immediate family member (immediate family members are the applicant’s mother, father, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, and/or daughter).
  • Emergency medical treatment which includes any persons needing to travel for support (such as a parent caring for an ill child).
  • Emergent business travel (such as D crewmembers needing to embark immediately).

Please note that applicants with recent visa refusals will not qualify for an emergency appointment. All applicants requesting an emergency appointment must first fill out an electronic visa application form and pay the required visa application fee at the Bank of Abyssinia. 

In order to request an expedited appointment the applicant must first pay the visa fee, then schedule into the earliest available appointment on our appointment scheduling website:  Then after he or she schedules the appointment, the applicant must select the "Request Expedite" link on the "Application Summary Page" and follow the instructions. 

Non-immigrant Visa

Photo Requirements

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    Please Note:

    Photos should be stapled or glued to the non-immigrant visas application (DS-160).  If the photogpraph is stapled, the staples should be placed as far away as possible from applicant's face.