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Below, please find information on the following Nonimmigrant Visa topics: 

  1. How to Apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa
  2. Notice to Non-Resident Applicants
  3. Student and Exchange Visa Applicants
  4. Contact Information

1.  How to Apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa

Learn about U.S. visa application process, visa types, and to schedule an appointment here.

This page also contains frequent asked questions, procedural guidance, and offers a live chat help option.

If you have additional questions about visa denials, administrative processing, or which visa class you require for your specific travel needs, please review the variety of resources available at the visa page of

If you are traveling with a minor child please click here

Please be advised that all applicants are legally responsible for the accuracy of the information provided on the application, regardless of who completes the form on the applicant’s behalf.

U.S. citizens and green card holder who want to provide information regarding an applicant are advised to give the applicant a letter to be presented to the consular officer during the visa interviews. It is important to understand, however, that it is the applicant alone who must establish eligibility for a visa. Consular officers may not issue visas based solely on the assurances of interested third parties abroad or in the United States.

2. Notice to Non-Resident Applicants  (click here)

When you schedule your appointment, please ensure you choose the correct category of resident or non-resident.  Your scheduled nonimmigrant visa interview will be cancelled and you will not be allowed to enter the Embassy facility if you incorrectly identify at this step.

Resident: All holders of Georgian passports or Georgian permanent residency cards.

Non-resident: You do not have 1) a Georgian passport OR 2) a Georgian permanent residency card.

You will be required to reschedule your appointment and will not be granted expedited processing as a result of delays caused by not following these instructions.

After scheduling your appointment, please monitor the email you used to register.  Any updates, cancellations, correspondence or other information will be provided to that email address.

3. Student and Exchange Visa Applicants:

Detailed information on U.S. student visa applications may be found by visiting student visa web page, exchange visitor visa web page, and the Global Support Strategy (GSS) website.  More information about the rules and requirements for the Summer Work and Travel (SWT) program can be found here.

Student visa applicants are required to provide financial documents showing arrangements for financial support while studying in the United States. We would also suggest you bring original or copies of diplomas, transcripts, and other testimonials and certificates from the last institution where you studied. 

To expedite processing, students renewing student visas should bring their most recent transcripts, documents from school showing account in good standing, and evidence of continued ability to pay for the program to their interview.

On the day of interview, you will be required to present your original I-20 or DS-2019. At the conclusion of the interview it will be returned to you.  Please do not leave the consular section without confirming that you are in receipt of your I-20 or DS-2019 as you will be required to present it at the port of entry. 

J VISA APPLICANTS: Some J visa applicant are required to comply with the 212(e) Two Year Home Residency Requirement.  Please talk to your sponsoring organization to ensure you understand if this applies to you.  More information about this rule can be found here. If you are coming to the United States to study, we are confident that you will have a pleasant and rewarding stay.  If you should encounter any problems, however, know that you have rights and can get help and prior to your trip you should review the brochure on your rights and protections here.

4. Contact Information:

Email: To reach a customer service representative email

Telephone: Contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:

  • Callers in Georgia Call +995 32 2471 160.
  • Callers in the United States Call 703 988 7103.

NEW!!  Visit here to get live chat assistance, track the status of your passport or application, or Skype with a representative during business hours.

Facebook Visa QA

  • Thread Visa Facebook QA Sessions first Friday of each month at 10:00 EDT

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Important Notice!

  • Please do not purchase tickets until you have received your U.S. visa and your passport with visa has been returned to you. 

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