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Non-Immigrant Visas

General Information

Welcome to the homepage of the Non-Immigrant Visa Unit at U.S. Embassy Yerevan. The resources available on this site should answer most questions you may have about the visa application process. We recommend that potential applicants carefully review all of the links under “Non-Immigrant Visas” in the menu to the left, as well as our appointment scheduling and fee information site (also available in Armenian and Farsi).

Citizens of Iran should note that U.S. Embassy Yerevan now accepts Iranian applicants as well.

We recommend that all applicants apply early for their visas. Some cases require administrative processing that can take several months.

The best way to contact us is by email. For non-immigrant visa issues or general consular questions, please contact ConsYerevan@state.gov.

Iranian non-immigrant applicants: please contact us at IranNIVYerevan@state.gov.

For questions by phone, please call +374 60 270 113. If you are calling from within the United States, please dial +1 703 439-2353. Telephone service is available Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, or, if calling from the United States, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We strongly recommend that applicants for E, H, L, and O non-immigrant visas send their documents to the consular section in advance via DHL, UPS, or FedEx so that they are received at least one week in advance of your interview. Failure to do so could cause delays in processing your case.

Interview Waiver Program

Embassy Yerevan is pleased to announce that non-immigrant visa applicants below the age of 10, over the age of 79, and certain applicants who are renewing their visas may qualify for a waiver of their in-person consular interview.

Click here for information on age-based interview waivers and here for information on renewals.

Applicants who have previously been refused a visa in the same visa class for which they are applying (and have not had that refusal overcome) are not eligible.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Qualifying for an interview waiver is not the same as qualifying for a visa. Applicants who qualify for an interview waiver but are not clearly approvable by the consular officer under all laws pertaining to the visa type – including the presumption of immigrant intent that applies to most non-immigrant visas – will be required to appear for an interview.

STEP

  • Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)