Nonimmigrant Visas

*** The CDC no longer requires air travelers to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  More information is on our COVID-19 page and on the CDC websiteThe vaccination requirement for foreign national travelers is still in effect.

NOTE:  Applicants required to appear at the Embassy for an interview or other consular service must meet the following requirements:

  • Have no COVID or other illness symptoms, or a positive COVID test, or been under quarantine, or had close contact with anyone under quarantine or who had a positive COVID test, in the last 14 days; and
  • Comply with all Georgian Government entry requirements, if applicable.

Please note that vaccination status does not affect the above requirements and there is no waiver of or exemption from these requirements.

The Nonimmigrant Visa unit is currently providing emergency services for certain limited travel purposes and a limited number of routine appointments in the following nonimmigrant visa categories:  B1/B2, C1/D, E, F, H, J, L, M, O, P, Q, and R.  However, services in all categories may be unavailable from time to time due to current COVID conditions and resource limitations.

Routine services in all other NIV visa categories remain suspended.  If you have an urgent nonimmigrant visa matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided here to request an emergency appointment if your travel falls into one of the listed categories. 

We will resume other routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date.  Please continue to check this website for updates.

The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule a nonimmigrant visa interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2023.  Appointments can be changed up to ten times.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

  • Email: To reach a customer service representative via email, please write to
  • Telephone: Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:
    • Callers in Georgia: Call +995 32 2471 160
    • Callers in the United States: Call 1 703 520 2249

Skype: To use Skype to speak to a customer service representative during regular hours of operation, add a new contact to your Skype account with the Skype name

Please be advised that if you arrive late for your scheduled visa appointment interview, you will not be guaranteed an interview that day. If you arrive more than one hour late you will be required to reschedule your appointment to the next available date via the regular online appointment system. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment. For applicants who arrive on time, the average time spent at the Embassy for a routine nonimmigrant visa interview is between 2 to 3 hours, but in some cases the wait is shorter or longer than the average times. Arriving late will increase your wait time, as will coming unprepared for the interview.  Please review our website carefully to ensure you arrive prepared.