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Visas Instructions

How to Apply for a Visa

Non-Immigrant Visas are required for anyone traveling to the United States temporarily who does not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program. Nonimmigrant visas cover visits for tourism, business, work or study. If you already know which type of visa you require APPLY NOW.

Visa Types

Description

A-1/A-2

Diplomats & Foreign Government Officials

A-3

Domestic Employee of a A-1/A-2 Visa holder

B-1/B-2

Business visitors, Tourists, Holiday Makers, some Domestic Employees

C-1

Transiting the United States

C-1/D

Crew members working on air or sea carriers

F-1/M-1

Students: Academic & Vocational

G-1/G-4

Employees of an International Organization

G-5

Domestic Employee of a G-1/G-4 Visa

H-1/H-3

Employment based visas including the H-3 trainee visa

L-1

Intra-company transferees

I

Journalists and members of the media

J-1

Exchange Visitors, Academics, Au-pairs, Interns

NATO-1/6

Foreign Military Personnel stationed in the U.S.

NATO-7

Domestic Employee of NATO-1/6 Visa holder

O-1/2 or P-1/3

Persons with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics & Members of the Entertainment Industry

R-1

Religious Worker

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE CONTINUING.

1.  All applicants must complete online application form DS-160.
All information must be completed in English.

2.  Make an appointment for an interview as soon as you know you will travel via the on-line appointment system. Click here to access the on-line appointment system.

If you would like your family to travel to the U.S. with you, or if a group of applicants  are travelling on the same program, apply for your visas at the same time.  If appointments slots are not available for the entire family or group You simply need to send us an email to consularmaputo.@state.gov  with the names of other group members. The Title of the e-mail should be " group  appointment''

* * * Make only one appointment per person. Additional appointments for the same person, even on different dates, will be automatically canceled.* * *

Click here to view the wait time for a visa.

Click here if you need to make an appointment for emergency travel.

3.  Verify your passport will be valid for at least six months past the date you intend to enter the U.S.

4.   The MRV fee for tourist, business and student/exchange visitor visas of currently 160 U.S. dollars or the equivalent in meticais.  This amount is paid on the day of the interview.

The MRV fee may be paid only in cash.  If you are requesting a visa different from the ones listed above, please contact the Consular Section to verify the MRV fee amount.  If you do not have the MRV fee at the time of your interview you will have to schedule a new appointment through the online system.
Please note the MRV fee is non-refundable even if your visa application is denied.

Additional Fees

Nationals of some countries will have to pay an additional visa issuance fee based on fees their governments charge U.S. citizens applying for similar visas.  There is no reciprocal issuance fee for Mozambican citizens.  This fee is only applicable if the visa application is approved.  It can be paid at the Consulate in cash (U.S. dollars or meticais). More information can be found by clicking here.

Documentation Needed at the Time of Interview

Thank you very much for applying for a U.S. visa.

Please bring the following items to your interview appointment:

1. DS-160 application confirmation page with barcode for each applicant, regardless of age. 

2. Cash in the amount of USD 160, or the equivalent in meticais.  For some visa classes the fee may be different. Please consult our website HERE for a full fee schedule.  

If you choose to pay in U.S. dollars, please bring unmarked, clean bills, otherwise we may not be able to process your payment, due to restrictions imposed by the bank with whom we work.

3.  One color photograph, 5cm by 5cm, with a white background.  Detailed photo requirements are found here.

4. Passport valid for at least 6 months after your planned return from the United States with at least 2 blank pages, and any old passports with previous U.S. visas.

5. Please bring along the original full form birth certificate for all children under 5 years old.

Only visa applicants with scheduled interviews will be admitted. 

 

What Type of Visa Do I Need?

Visa Interview Waiver Program

If you are a national or resident of Mozambique whose B1, B2 or B1/B2 visa expired within the last 12 months, you may be eligible to renew your visa without an interview by the Consular Officer. 

If you think you meet these criteria, please send an email to ConsularMaputo@state.gov as soon as possible. 

Only visa applicants with scheduled interviews will be admitted.

Visa Waiver Program. U.S. visa policy permits citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa for less than 90 days for purposes of tourism or business.
Applying for a work visa once a petition has been approved.

Applying for a work visa once a petition has been approved.

Applying for a student visa.

J1 Visa.

On the day of the interview…

No guarantees regarding your visa application can be made prior to the interview, and applicants are encouraged not to make non-refundable travel arrangements until the visa has been approved.  Applicants will be told at the interview if the visa application has been approved.  If an application for a visa has been approved the visa and passport usually will be returned at the Consulate on the following workday.  If the application is subject to additional administrative processing or if additional information is required, the applicant will be informed at the interview.

Please note the Consulate does not accept supplemental documentation for your visa application in advance of the interview.  All documentation must be brought to the interview.  Please bring all documentation you wish to be considered in your application to your interview.  You cannot provide information at a later date. 

Visa interviews are usually brief.  However, the time an applicant waits before their interview depends on how many people are applying for visas that day.  Please allow 1 to 3 hours for the entire application process.  Applicants are interviewed in the order they submit their completed application.

If you have already reviewed the frequently asked questions and still need more information you may reach consular staff at ConsularMaputo@state.gov

The following items are not allowed inside the Consular Section:
 

  • Bags or purses (except diaper bags)
  • Backpacks
  • Suitcases
  • Weapons
  • Cell Phones                     
  • Electronics such as notebooks, iPods, PDAs, etc.
  • Cameras
  • Cosmetics
  • Food and drink
  • Liquids
  • Medications (pills, sprays, syringes, etc.)

This list is not exhaustive. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of Embassy staff.
 
There is no facility at the Embassy to store prohibited items. You must make arrangements to store these items before entering. 

Approved visas are generally available for pick up within three business days.  To collect an approved visa, please present the visa receipt.  Someone other than the applicant may collect approved visa with a valid visa receipt.

Please address any questions to consularmaputo@state.gov.