The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.
U.S. Embassies/Consulates are currently unable to process new applications submitted on or after June 9, 2015.
Nonimmigrant visa applications who submitted their DS-160 online application prior to June 9, 2015, should plan to attend their scheduled appointment.
If you submitted your DS-160 online application on or after June 9, 2015, please reschedule your interview appointment by following the instructions located on http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ao/niv.
Individuals with urgent travel should follow the instructions for expedited emergency appointment found on http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ao/niv.
Individuals who attended an interview, but were unable to be processed, please log in into your account at http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ao/niv,and click on “Missed my Appointment” in order to be rescheduled.
On behalf of the US Consular Section in Angola,
Step 1: To apply for a non immigrant-visa the applicant must fill out a DS-160 form. Click here to electronically fill out this form: DS-160
**This DS-160 form must be filled out electronically and not hand written. **
Step 2: Once you have electronically filled out the DS-160, the applicant needs to print the confirmation page.
**When you have your printed the DS-160 form, please ensure that the barcodes are clean, neat and maintained in this way. By doing this, on the day of your appointment, we can access your information quickly and efficiently. **
Step 3: Once you have filled out and printed the DS-160, go to https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ao.
Step 3a: If you are applying for the first time, locate and click on the ‘Apply’ button and then follow the prompts.
Step 3b: If you are a returning applicant and have an account, locate and click the ‘Continue’ button, and follow the prompts.
Step 4: You will be prompted at one point to provide the following:
- Your DS-160 number from your printed form
- Select your visa type;
Step 5: Follow the instructions to pay your U.S. visa fee
To Pay the Visa Application or MRV Fee: The MRV fee (visa application fee) must be paid in person in Angola at any Banco Comercial Angolano (BCA) bank location using Kwanza. Applicants must first log on to https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ao to print a deposit slip. Take this slip to BCA and pay the fee. Please remember to keep your receipt. It has 12-digit PIN and allows us to look in the system to check the status of your payment.
Click here for Visa Fees
- Be informed that if your visa is approved, an additional $10 visa-issuance fee will be requested.
Step 6: After you have made your Visa payment and it has been processed you will receive a confirmation e-mail. This e-mail will enable you to schedule your appointment (interview) with the U.S. Embassy.
**If you have trouble with scheduling your appointment, you may need to try opening the appointment in a different browser. For example, you are trying to access your appointment using 'Internet Explorer' and it does not work. Try opening another browser such as 'Google Chrome' and see if your are able to access the appointment system.**
Step 7: On the day of your appointment (interview) at the U.S. Embassy, please bring the following documents:
- Confirmation Interview Page form the DS-160 form
- Bring your old (if it has an expired visa) and/or new passport. Your new passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the intended date of arrival in the U.S.
- One photograph that meets USG requirements
- There must be at least 2 full blank pages inside your new (valid) passport
- Bring the BCA receipt that has the 12 digit number
In addition, please also bring supporting documents that are required for your visa type:
- If you are an applicant for an academic (F) or vocational (M) student visa, you must have the original I-20 form generated by the institution you will attend.
- If you are an applicant for an exchange visitor (J) visa, you must bring the original DS-2019 form generated by the exchange program.
- If you are an applicant for academic (F) or vocational (M) student visa, as well as exchange visitor (J) visas you must show your receipt of payment in Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), unless you are funded by the U.S. government or the confirmation of payment is already into our system.
Also, there are other documents recommended but not required, such as:
- If you are a minor, provide evidence of both parents' permission to travel, or a death certificate if a parent is deceased, as well as a letter stating who is responsible for your travels and proof of financial resources.
- If you are locally employed, provide a letter from your employer stating your position, duration of employment, base salary, and reason for travel, when you will travel and return, and who is financially responsible for your travel.
- If you are self-employed, provide a letter as stated above, a copy of your business registration and a copy of the bank statement of your business showing six months of activity is recommended.
- If you are attending a conference, training or business meetings, provide any correspondence with the United States host organization/company.
- Provide proof of your financial resources to travel to the United States (e.g., bank statements and/or your monthly salary receipts for the past six months) is recommended.
- If you are a foreign resident, provide a foreign resident card or a work visa.
**Please keep the following in mind**
If you are late or unprepared, you may be asked to re-schedule your interview for a later date.
Per U.S. legislation, the Consular Officer is required to judge applicants based on a non-immigrant status; persons unable to prove that they will not become an intending immigrant will be denied a visa. Therefore, applicants are advised to wait until their visa has been approved in order to make travel arrangements (e.g., travel tickets).
If your visa is approved, it will be ready for pick-up the next business day at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy. Visas issued on Mondays and Tuesdays are generally ready for pick-up between 4:00-5:00 p.m., the next business day. Visas issued on Thursdays are generally ready for pick-up between 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Friday.
Fax: (244) 222-641-259
Important: New Visa Form
As of today, June 21, 2010, all applicants must use the DS-160 form that can be found at the Consular Electronic Application Center.