Visas

VISA UPDATE: Due to staffing limitations beyond our control, Nonimmigrant Visa interview appointment slots are unavailable until May 2024.

Any updates on Nonimmigrant Visa appointments will be posted here.  If your travel is time sensitive, you may consider applying at an alternate location.  Travelers may apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate in the region, depending on appointment availability at those embassies and consulates.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

For Immigrant Visa appointments, we are scheduling based on the applicant’s medical exam expiration date.  We appreciate your patience at this time.

Nonimmigrant Visas

We are accepting Interview Waiver applications only for crew members (C1/D visas) from international airlines and cruise/ships and students (F, M, and J visas).  Crew members and students eligible for the Interview Waiver Program may drop off their complete applications packets at the U.S. Embassy Consular Section on Wednesdays, 8:00 am – 10:00 am.

  • Crew members – please contact your employer with any questions on submitting

your application packet.

Immigrant Visas

The United States provides immigrant visas based on family ties, employment, adoption, special immigrant categories, and the diversity visa.  For more information, please visit the State Department website.

Already started the IV visa process?  Answers to many questions can be found using our self-service tools.  Please log into https://ceac.state.gov for your most current case status.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Immigrant Visas – IVRangoon@state.gov

Nonimmigrant Visas – NIVInquiryRangoon@state.gov

Visitors are not permitted to bring personal electronic devices (PEDs) or liquids onto the Embassy compound.  This applies to U.S. citizens and visa applicants.  PEDs include computers, laptops, radios, cellphones, smart phones, MP3 players, iPads and other tablet devices, handheld gaming devices, smart watches, and wearable electronic fitness devices.  Storage is not available at the Embassy compound for PEDs.  Water fountains are available in the Consular waiting room.

Updated December 11, 2023

The answer to your questions can found on our website. Please review the steps for the visa you are applying for carefully, the instructions are available in both English and Myanmar languages.

To confirm, schedule, cancel or change your non-immigrant visa (NIV) interview appointment date, use the online NIV Appointment System. You will need the barcode number located on your DS-160 Online Immigrant Visa Application.

For questions related to tourist, business, or other non-immigrant visas, or for applicants who are unable to access the appointment system, don’t have their barcode number, or those with pressing travel needs, particularly students, please direct your inquiries to NIVInquiryRangoon@state.gov.

If you have an immigrant visa case pending with the Embassy, please contact us at IVRangoon@state.gov. Include your case number (RNG…) to ensure you receive a response. Please note that if you have not yet received an interview appointment date from the National Visa Center (NVC), we will not be able to answer any questions about your case.

110 University Ave
Kamayut Township
Rangoon, Burma

Business Hours: 08:00am – 4:30pm (MON-FRI), except for Embassy Holidays 

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.

(Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.).

Visa records are confidential under Section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), so information can only be provided to visa applicants. There are some exceptions, such as providing information to U.S. sponsors, attorneys representing visa applicants, members of Congress, or other persons acting on behalf of the applicants.

Attorneys must submit a signed form G-28 (http://www.uscis.gov/g-28) Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative when requesting information about a visa application.

You can check the status of your cases with a UCIS receipt number at https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do.

You can check the status of your case with a NVC case number at https://ceac.state.gov/.

You may check your priority date https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin.html to get a sense of when your petition will become current.

Policy for Personal Electronic Device Access to Embassy

Consular section visa applicants are not permitted to bring personal electronic devices (PEDs) or liquids onto the Embassy compound.

PEDs include computers, laptops, radios, cell phones, smart phones, MP3 players, iPads and other tablet devices, handheld gaming devices, smart watches, and wearable electronic fitness devices.

Water fountains are available in the consular section waiting room.