The United States Embassy in Burma remains unable to resume routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services at this time. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have questions, please email NIVInquiryRangoon@state.gov for non-immigrant visas and IVRangoon@state.gov for immigrant visas.
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.
For tourist travel, per Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9994 and 9996, entry to the United states has been banned for those who are from or recently been in China, Iran, or certain European countries. There are some exceptions that can be found at www.travel.state.gov. The Department of Homeland Security issued a Notice of Arrival Restrictions (www.cbp.gov) requiring those travelers that meet exceptions to the ban to travel through one of 13 airports upon arrival to the U.S., submit to an enhanced entry screening and self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.
Per Presidential Proclamation, entry of certain immigrants has been suspended for 60 days. The suspension of entry does not apply to lawful permanent resident, spouse or child of U.S. citizen, EB-5 visa applicant, immigrant in the medical field, Special Immigrant Visa case, member of U.S. Armed Forces, associated with U.S. law enforcement, of national interest,
or immigrants with a valid visa before April 23, 2020.
More detailed information can be found at www.travel.state.gov.
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.
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What is a Visa?
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.).
Check Status of Visa
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.
Important Information for Visa Applicants
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.
Customer Service Statement
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 http://travel.state.gov.
- 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.