VISA REQUEST
ASSISTANCE

Should your federation need assistance to apply for an entry visa into the United States, please complete the visa application form below and e-mail the form to Dan Mott at d.mott@usafencing.org. For all applicants, please also include a copy of each applicant’s passport photo page as an individual jpeg file.

Travel Advisory

Please note that nationals of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries that are eligible to enter the United States with an ESTA visa may be denied access by border security if those personnel have traveled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen. These individuals must apply for a B1/B2 tourist visa at the nearest United States Embassy or consulate.

How to Apply

Information on how to apply for a B1/B2 tourist visa may be found online at: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/.

There are several steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply. Please consult the instructions available on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website where you will apply.

Two main stages of the process are listed below for your reference:

·       Complete the Online Visa Application

o   Online Non-immigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160. You must: 1) complete the online visa application and 2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.

o   Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must be in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements.

·       Schedule an Interview

o   You must schedule an appointment for your visa interview, generally, at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at any U.S. Embassy or Consulate, but be aware that it may be difficult to qualify for a visa outside of your place of permanent residence. 

o   Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Connor Shane, C.Shane@usafencing.org immediately so that we may assist with issue resolution.