The Department of State is aware of the various court orders regarding the reservation of DV-2020 and DV-2021 diversity visas. Public guidance will be published regarding the Department’s plan for complying with these orders as it becomes available.
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.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The Visa section of this website is about U.S. visas for foreign citizens and nationals to travel to the United States.
Visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.
Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States. 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.
For short-term visits to the United States (for tourism, business, education, and more), you can go directly to the online application (form DS-160). For immigrant visas, which are issued to foreign nationals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States, you can visit the U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services site for the relevant forms. If you are unsure what type of visa you need, please use the Visa Wizard below.
While the Embassy tries to process nonimmigrant visa cases as soon as practicable, wait times have increased for open appointments and completing consular services due to substantial backlogs created by the global pandemic. We strongly recommend you review current wait times on our appointment scheduling website (https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ge/) and plan future travel accordingly. We thank you for your understanding and advanced planning.
Nonimmigrant Visa Services
U.S. Embassy Tbilisi’s nonimmigrant visa unit is currently providing emergency appointments for limited circumstances. Routine services for all visas classes are ongoing in limited capacities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the appointment schedule daily from Monday through Friday for newly-opened appointments in all visa classes. If you find an appointment before your currently-scheduled appointment you can re-schedule your interview for any available date up to 10 times in this system.
No Fee J1 and J2 visa applicants
How to schedule a no-fee, J1 exchange visas with a serial number that starts with the prefix G1, G2, G3, or G7 on the DS-2019.
Please email TbilisiConsular@state.gov with the subject line “No Fee J1 Scheduling Request for (your full name). In the body of your email, please provide your program start date, (add whatever else you want/need).
Immigrant Visa Services
U.S. Embassy Tbilisi’s immigrant visa unit is now conducting a limited number of immediate relative spouse and child immigrant visa, K visa, family preference immigrant visa, employment-based immigrant visa, returning resident SB-1, and diversity visa interviews. Applicants will receive instructions regarding the scheduling of appointments when their cases are ready for interview. If you have an urgent immigrant visa matter, please contact us to request an emergency appointment, providing your full name and date of birth, case number if known, and justification for an emergency appointment.