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Important Visa Information

PAYMENT METHODS & DETAILS

Payment for nonimmigrant visa services must be done through the Official U.S. Department of State Visa Appointment Service website when scheduling your appointment. All visa applicants, including children, are required to pay a non-refundable and non-transferable nonimmigrant visa (MRV) application fee. 

Payments for reciprocity fees or blanket L-1 fees are accepted at the time of the interview in cash (U.S. Dollars or Euros) or by credit card.

For more information about visa fees, refer to: General Fee Information

Please note: we do not accept payment through cell phones or other electronic means, as these devices are not permitted inside the Embassy.

APPOINTMENTS & LOCATIONS

Currently the North Office does not provide any routine visa services. All visa interviews are scheduled at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus at Metochiou & Ploutarchou Street in Nicosia. All applicants required to attend a visa interview must be able to legally enter the Republic of Cyprus to appear in person at the U.S. Embassy.

Visa services in Nicosia are conducted in English, Greek, or Turkish. If you need a translator, kindly email us at consularnicosia@state.gov two days before your interview with the name of the translator who will be accompanying you so we may add them to our entry list.

To schedule an appointment for a nonimmigrant visa, please visit: Official U.S. Department of State Visa Appointment Service website for complete information on how to apply. A directory of all nonimmigrant visa categories can be found here.

 

Immigrant visas are scheduled either through the National Visa Center or the Kentucky Consular Center (for Diversity Visas).

 

 

SECURITY INFORMATION-INTERVIEW DAY

On the day of the interview:

Do not bring any luggage, backpacks, or bags of any kind. You will not be allowed to enter with them and there is no place to store them.

Visitors may not bring computers, cameras, video equipment and other electronic devices.

Only applicants with interview appointments may enter the Embassy. Friends, family, lawyers, etc. will not be allowed in.

Visa services in Nicosia are conducted in English, Greek, or Turkish. If you need a translator, kindly email us at consularnicosia@state.gov two days before your interview with the name of the translator who will be accompanying you so we may add them to our entry list.

OTHER INFORMATION

Important Notice

The Consular Section is conducting as many visa interviews as possible. However, given the overwhelming demand and staffing limitations, we regret that we will not be able to interview all applicants before their desired travel dates.

We will keep adding more appointments in the following months as capacity allows and encourage applicants who need an earlier appointment to regularly check the appointment scheduling website.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION

If you need reasonable accommodations for your visa services, we encourage you to make your request as soon as you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions.

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 require 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.

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