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Important Visa Information

NOTICE

There is limited availability for nonimmigrant visa services. Please use our online booking system for an appointment.

Payment Methods & Details

Effective July 15, 2022, the visa application fee of MGA 672.000 (USD 160.00) will be collected ONLY at the Embassy in Antananarivo at the time of your interview according to the current Consular Rate of Exchange. 

Payment can be in Ariary or in U.S. Dollars.

Visa Issuance Fees:  On basis of reciprocity, citizens of Comoros, as well as other nations, may be charged a visa issuance fee in addition to the visa application fee. This fee varies depending on the type of visa and number of entries.  For more information about the fees for different nationalities and visa types, see the Reciprocity Fee Table.

Please note that the current consular exchange rate is Ariary 4200= $1 U.S.

Appointments & Locations

To book your appointment, you will need the barcode number from your DS-160.

Click on this link: https://evisaforms.state.gov/default.asp?postcode=ANT&appcode=3

You must print and bring your Appointment Confirmation page to your interview. Each visa applicant must have his/her own appointment. If you are applying as a family, each applying member must have an appointment.

To change/cancel an appointment, log-in to your account with your name and the ID number that was generated by the system when you made your appointment.

IMPORTANT: To prevent multiple bookings by the same person, the Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to cancel any appointments that do not appear to be valid reservations. Please spell your name correctly. Multiple name spellings with the same or similar passport numbers may be subject to cancellation.

Consular Section’s contact for visas-related information request:  AntanVisa@state.gov.

Consular Section’s contact for American Citizen: AntanACS@state.gov.

Security Information

Arrival 

We strongly advise visitors to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.  In some cases we may not be able to accommodate visitors who arrive more than 15 minutes late.

Please allow for at least five minutes to complete the required security screening at the Consular entrance to the Embassy compound across from the Jovena gas station.

Security 

Due to security concerns and space limitations, the U.S. Embassy does not allow interested parties such as friends, relatives, attorneys, or business contacts to attend a visa interview with an applicant.  All U.S. Embassy visitors and their personal belongings must pass through a security screening before entering the Embassy compound.  For reasons of safety and security, visitors may not bring the following prohibited items onto the Embassy compound:

    • Cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices;
      Note: Cell phones may be stored securely at the Consular entrance for the duration of your visit but there is limited storage for other electronic items.
    • Media devices such as CDs, thumb drives, SD cards, headphones, speakers, etc.;
    • Cameras or video equipment, or other recording devices;
    • Flashlights;
    • Lighters and matches;
    • Knives and other sharp objects;
    • Other weapons or any item which can be used as a weapon;
    • Purses and bags larger than 18” x 18”; and
    • Liquids, gels, aerosols, oils, lotions, or powder (see exceptions below).

This list is not all-inclusive and security officials reserve the right to deny entry of items determined to be unsafe or a threat to security.

The following items are permitted:

    • Medical devices (please declare prior to screening);
    • Small quantities of make-up;
    • Small quantities of baby formula, baby food, and milk;
    • Small quantities of diapers;
    • Belts;
    • Watches;
    • Keys;
    • Non-liquid medications; and
    • Baby carriers or strollers that are small enough to pass through an x-ray machine.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.

Please contact us at AntanVisa@state.gov for more information or to request reasonable accommodation.