Expedited Interviews

Expedited interviews are granted at the discretion of the consular officer.  An expedited interview may be granted for the following reasons:

  • Death, serious illness, or life-threatening accident of an immediate relative in the United States.
  • Emergency medical treatment, or to accompany an individual receiving emergency medical treatment in the United States.
  • A student or exchange visitor (F / M / J visa) whose program start date (as shown on the I-20 or DS-2019) is before the first available visa appointment date.
  • An unexpected need for urgent business travel in the United States.

The above list is not comprehensive.  To request an expedited interview appointment, please send an email with the details of your emergency to NIVAppointmentRangoon@state.gov.  In all cases, you must bring documentation to the interview to confirm the emergency.  While we do our best to expedite nonimmigrant interviews for true emergencies, we encourage applicants to apply well in advance of their intended travel dates.