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Important Visa Information

Payment Methods & Details

On the day of your interview, please pay the appropriate nonrefundable visa application fee(s), based on your visa type. Depending on your nationality and the visa category for which you are applying, reciprocity fees may apply.  Please check the reciprocity fee schedule to determine if there is an additional fee related to the issuance of your visa.

All visa fees must be paid in U.S. dollars or Kyrgyz som based on the exchange rate established by the U.S. Embassy at the cash desk of the Consular section on the day of interview. Please note that this fee is non-refundable. Applicants should not pay this fee unless they are 100% confident that they want to apply for the U.S. visa.

NOTE: Payment for your interview is due at the time of service. We request the exact payment amount for the interview, either in KGS or USD (crisp and unmarked), but not both. We do not accept credit cards for payment. Applicants whose visas are approved may be required to pay an additional reciprocity fee. Please check the Reciprocity Fee Schedule and plan accordingly for your visit.

Appointments & Locations

Appointments for non-immigrant visa interviews are available on a first-come, first-serve basis as capacity allows. To make an appointment for a non-immigrant visa interview, please use our online NIV Appointment System. Please note that if you are a non-citizen/non-resident of the Kyrgyz Republic and you schedule an appointment using our online scheduling program, your appointment will be cancelled, and you will be notified via email. Applicants requesting an expedited appointment, those applying for E visas, and/or applicants who are not resident in the Kyrgyz Republic should follow the directions provided in our online Navigator to make their request.

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Security Information

The following items are prohibited inside the Embassy compound:

• Electronic devices, such as cellular phones, computers, radio and other storage media;
• Aerosol cans and deodorizing bottles;
• Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives);
• Cameras;
• Recorders.

Please note that no one can accompany the applicants to the waiting room for an interview with the exception of certified translators. This rule applies to US citizens, spouses, lawyers, sponsors, friends, and family members. Additional written information may be presented to the consul if requested during the interview.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
  • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
  • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
  • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.