The COVID-19 pandemic and the security situation in Burma continue to affect our ability to offer full operations and have reduced our appointment capacity. The Consular Section is currently processing only limited immigrant and non-immigrant visa services. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at the moment. If you have questions, please email for non-immigrant visas and for immigrant visas.

Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible to travel but are not fully vaccinated will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test one (1) day before their flight. U.S citizens and LPRs who are fully vaccinated will need to present airlines with proof of vaccination and of a negative COVID-19 test three (3) days before their flight.

Exceptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exception. Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exceptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

See our Directory of Visa Categories to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States. Not sure what type of visa you need, try the Visa Wizard.

The Consular Section is accepting limited interview appointments only for student non-immigrant visas. Review application requirements and other information at To request a student visa interview, you need to send your DS-160 confirmation page, Additional form and I-20 to We will let you know as soon as we can accommodate your request. Please note that we are only accepting limited appointments for student visa applications, and are unable to accept urgent appointment requests or other visa categories at this time.

If you are a returning student, you may be qualified to apply for a visa without an interview. Visit to see if you qualify.

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

If you have an immigrant visa case pending with the Embassy, please contact us at 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.

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Kamayut Township
Rangoon, Burma

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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 ( 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

You can check the status of your case with a NVC case number at

You may check your priority date 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.

The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States.  We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known.  Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.

We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:

  • We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
  • We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
  • We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
  • We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
  • We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
  • We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
  • We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on
  • We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.

Furthermore, if you are a:

  • Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
  • Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
  • Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.

At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:

  • Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
  • Complete your application fully and accurately.
  • Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
  • Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.