Nonimmigrant Visas

Important Update

On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Effective immediately, the proclamation extends the suspension of entry for certain immigrants (Presidential Proclamation 10014) through December 31, 2020. The new restrictions imposed by the proclamation are effective at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 24 and expire on December 31, 2020, unless continued by the President. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and aliens who are or were inside the United States or those holding valid nonimmigrant or immigrant visas on the effective date are not subject to the proclamation.  

The proclamation suspends entry of nonimmigrants in the following categories: H-1B, H-2B, J (for aliens participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program) and L, along with their spouses and children. No valid visas will be revoked under the proclamation. Presidential Proclamation 10014 and this proclamation provide exceptions to their restrictions for certain categories of immigrants and nonimmigrants. The full text of the presidential proclamations are available on the White House website at:  

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-aliens-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

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 https://ais.usvisa-info.com/. 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 usvisa-info.com, our visa service provider.
  4. Read the access and security instructions and visit the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam.