It is important that all applicants for non-immigrant visas schedule an interview several weeks in advance of their intended departure date.
Before appearing at the Embassy, applicants must fill out the application form DS-160 on line, available at: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/
Applicants for a U, K, N, S, and T visas should use the forms found at the following link: http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_1342.html.
As per the directions at the above link, please pay USD $160 and schedule your appointment at ECOBANK.
For information on the tiered, non-refundable visa application processing fee, please see the following link: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html#temp
or to see reciprocity tables, please go to http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees 32.72. Fees - Link to reciprocity tables at
http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_3272.html For information on visa issuance fees. If you are applying for a Non-immigrant visa.
Applicants should arrive at the Embassy on the day of their appointment by 7:30 am with their DS-160 receipt, ECOBANK receipt, and supporting documents. Application, photograph requirements, and additional documentation requirements by visa classification can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/temp_1305.html
Applicants should expect to spend most of the day at the Embassy. If granted, many visas will be available for pick-up at the Embassy in 2 business days. You will be given a numbered passport receipt and pick-up time after the interview that will determine the exact date that your visa will be ready.
If the consular officer decides not to issue a visa, the applicant will receive a letter of explanation of the law at the end of the interview. A refusal is not a moral judgment. Applicants can reapply, but a new application and payment of the visa application processing fee will be required.
If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, you must ask for a new interview date with the Consular Section. If the applicant's ECOBANK receipt will expire (receipts are valid one year from the date of deposit), the applicant may have to reapply at ECOBANK and restart the process. If an applicant would like to request an expedited appointment for emergency travel, please contact the consular section.
All minor children must be accompanied to their interview by their parents/guardians.
Cell phones, tape recorders, cameras, electronic items, or sharp instruments are prohibited in the Consular Section.
Average wait time for a visa interview appointment can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html (Disclaimer: there are many additional factors, such as the need for additional administrative processing and/or incomplete applications may influence the processing of individual visa cases. The listed wait times are averages, and actual timing will vary based on the individual circumstance of each case). For information about timeframes for cases requiring administrative processing, please see: http://travel.state.gov/visa/a_zindex/a_zindex_4353.html.
For information about cases refused 221 (g) and ineligibilities under 212 (a), see: http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/ineligibilities/ineligibilities_1364.html. If the consular officer asks you to provide further information/documentation, please come to the Embassy with the required documents on Mondays or Wednesdays.
For general US visa information, please see: http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html or http://travel.state.gov/visa/a_zindex/a_zindex_2911.html
Types of Visas: A, C, and G Visas – Diplomats and Government officials
If you are a Guinean Diplomat or Government Official traveling on official business, we may be able to wave the interview requirement for you. Please see the Guinean Foreign Ministry for a referral. If you are a diplomat for another foreign government or an international organization (such as the UN) traveling on official business, please drop off your application any Thursday after 1400. If an interview is required you will be interviewed the following Tuesday. Please note that this is a one week minimum process.
Instructions for B1/B2 (Temporary Visitor) and F1 (Student Visa Applicants)
- Completed online DS-160 applicatin.
- Current passport valid for six months after the appointment date
- One 5cm x 5cm photograph with a white background. This type of photo can be taken at ABD photo or AMINA Photo.
- Receipt for the processing fee at the main Ecobank office located downtown.
Additional documents that could be helpful for a B1/B2 interview:
- Documentary evidence submitted during the interview should reflect the nonimmigrant visa applicant’s ability to pay for his expenses during the length of item he anticipates staying in the U.S. and/or a notarized affidavit of support specifying the amount and length of time of the financial support the sponsor will provide the sponsor’s other financial obligations.
- Bank statements with average monthly balances over the past six months.
- Salary statements for the last three months.
- A statement from the sponsor’s employer showing the date sponsor began work, current salary, and whether the position is full-time or temporary. If your sponsor(s) live in the United States, please provide all the above information plus originals or certified copies of W-2 form(s) and a federal income tax return for the most recent calendar year.
- In order to establish a family relationship, please bring birth and/or marriage certificates to prove the relationships between family members planning to travel together. Children should appear at visa interviews and may be interviewed separately from their parents.
Note: There is not a specific piece of documentation that any applicant can provide to prove or convince the Consular officer that they have strong enough ties to their country of origin. The Consular officer makes a determination on NIV eligibility based on a combination of the interview questions and documentation that may have been provided by the applicant. Adults must qualify on their individual merits. No friend, relative, or business associate can “guarantee” your return on your behalf. A letter of invitation promising to pay the expenses of your trip does not mean that you will receive a visa.
Note: Applicants for A-3, G-5, NATO-7, H, J, and B-1 personal or domestic servant visas, need to read and understand the contents of the Legal Rights and Protections Pamphlet prior to the interview: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/pamphlet/pamphlet_4578.html
Want to go to the US for medical treatment? The following link will explain what is required: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1262.html#10
Other useful visa information:
Please read the following link if you are an APEC member http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1262.html#
Please read our Customer Service Statement at: http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/visa_2796.html
Visa waiver program (VWP) and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA): http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html. You may also want to reference ESTA information on the CBP website: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/esta/.
The official travel and tourism website of the U.S.: http://www.discoveramerica.com
Temporary workers can look to the following link for petition based employment visas: USCIS Temporary Workers. For temporary workers, applicants must provide only their I-129 receipt numbers from USCIS USCIS forms.
DHS-CBP Form I-94, I-94W Instructions: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/i-94_instructions/
DHS-ICE Special Registration (NSEERs) http://www.ice.gov/nseers
Students and exchange visitor? Check out this link: http://www.ice.gov/sevis.
Attempting to obtain a visa by willful misrepresentation of a fact or by submitting fraudulent documents may result in permanent denial of entry into the United States. Applicants for visitor visas should not employ persons to assist them in preparing documents or securing access to the U.S. consular office
We take fraud very seriously. Please read the following: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1749.html
If you would like to report fraud, please see this link on scams.