Nonimmigrant Visas

Visa Services are Limited 

The U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam is providing immigrant visa services (IR-1, IR-2, CR-1, CR-2, IR5, K, family preference, employment, and DV visas) and very limited non-immigrant visa (NIV) services for majority of NIV applicants, including: students, petition-based workers, tourist and business travelers, and crew. We hope to resume all other categories soon, and will update this page when we do.

Wait times for non-immigrant visa appointments will remain significantly longer than usual as we work through our backlogs and prioritize services for U.S. citizens and immigrant visa applicants. We sincerely regret the hardship and inconvenience these wait times may cause. While we deeply regret the frustrations created by this situation, demand for appointments is far outstripping our resources and the Consulate expects to be dealing with backlogs and delays for the foreseeable future. If you do not get an appointment in your desired time frame, check the site frequently. Applicants sometimes cancel their appointments, and we open up additional slots whenever staffing and local conditions permit, so you may be able to change your appointment to an earlier time.

How to make a visa appointment and request an expedite appointment
Please use our online appointment system to make or reschedule a non-immigrant visa appointment. If you have an urgent life or death emergency, or work/study in a critical medical field, and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at, and include in your expedite request detailed information on the nature of the emergency and dates of travel. Supporting documentation can also be sent to amsterdamcovid19@state.govRoutine travel requests, for example, to resume or begin work in the United States will not be considered for expedite. We are also currently unable to consider emergency appointment requests for applicants not currently in the Netherlands.

For applicants currently in the United States: please be aware the conditions under which persons may travel from Schengen countries to the United States have changed suddenly and unpredictably and may do so again. Travelers should only depart the United States with the understanding that they may not be allowed to return. If you depart the United States, we cannot guarantee we will be able to interview you according to your desired timeline. You may be able to extend or change your status while in the United States. You can find more information on how to do so here:

The Consulate General in Amsterdam is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States. There is no visa section at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

For visa questions or setting up an appointment:

Contact our visa information center.

Visiting the nonimmigrant visa unit

Nonimmigrant visa services are available by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled through Bring the required documents, the appointment confirmation page and proof of payment for all applicants. If you arrive late or unprepared, we may ask you to re-schedule your appointment. It is advisable to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your actual appointment time

Please take the time to read our Security Notice and watch our tips for a smooth visit before you visit

Visiting & mail address:
U.S. Consulate General
Nonimmigrant Visa
Museumplein 19
1071 DJ Amsterdam

The nonimmigrant visa section does not take inquiries.

Opening Hours:

The U.S. Consulate General is open for visa appointments from Monday through Thursday, 8:30-15:30, except for Dutch and U.S. Holidays. Please see our Holiday Calendar for more information.

Visiting Instructions:

Please see our visiting instructions before your appointment.

Follow these four steps to apply for your nonimmigrant visa:

  1. Determine the appropriate visa category for your travel (use our visa wizard).
  2. Complete the DS-160 on-line visa application at the CEAC website.
  3. Register, pay the fee and set up your appointment at, our visa service provider.
  4. Read the access and security instructions and visit the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam.