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All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee.  Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period.  Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period.  There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period.  All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.

Important Information about Visa Appointments

We contract with a private company, CGI Group, Inc. to help us process visa applications. You can make an appointment, and obtain other information on the application process, at their website, www.ustraveldocs.com/my.

Many questions can be answered by our visa processing contractor, either through their website, or contact them at:

Agents are available Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm Malaysia time, except for Malaysian and U.S. Holidays.

Non-residents are welcome to schedule a visa interview appointment in Malaysia. Please investigate Malaysian entry requirements prior to scheduling an appointment and note that we do not issue same-day visas.  Make sure you schedule your appointment as a non-resident to avoid being turned away when you appear for your interview appointment.  Appointments fill quickly, but you can check back regularly as we add additional appointments when possible. The current wait time for a non-resident visitor visa appointment is 80 days.

 

 

 

What is a Visa?

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship or nationality.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel under the Visa Waiver Program.  The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.  If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.

Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States, but when planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit.

Do You Already Know What Type of Visa You Need?

For nonimmigrant visas, you can go directly to the online application for the DS-160; or for immigrant visas, directly to the USCIS site for the relevant forms.  If you are unsure, please use the Visa Wizard below to help you determine your visa type.

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