Beginning July 31, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Paris has implemented a new system to schedule visa appointments and to pay the visa application fee. Under this new system, non-immigrant visa applicants will continue to request appointments online or by calling a local phone number, but will enjoy the option of paying the visa application fee via debit card or bank transfer. Passports with visas and other documents will be returned to applicants by a courier service at no cost to the applicant and can be tracked online. Please click here to schedule a visa appointment.
Appointments Already Scheduled
All applicants who have already rescheduled their non-immigrant visa appointments through the VIS system must still pay with a “Mandat Compte” from La Poste (French post office) and provide a pre-paid Chronopost envelope. These applicants can keep their appointment and come to the interview with the required documents that were provide under the VIS procedure, including the Mandat Compte, Chronopost envelope, and all other application documents.
What if I Need to Change My Appointment?
- If you already paid your visa fee via Mandat Compte, click here and follow the procedure under "transition applicant".
- If you did not already pay the visa fee via MandatCompte, click here to pay the visa fee and schedule a new appointment.
The implementation of this new system is part of the Department of State’s continued efforts to improve services for visa applicants.
Type of Visa
Non-immigrant visas are required for travelers who wish to visit, work or study for a temporary period. The type of visa required will depend on the purpose of your travel.
Anyone who wishes to enter the United States to reside there permanently must apply for an immigrant visa, whether or not that person plans to seek employment in the United States.
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