*** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States aged two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.
NOTE: All B1, B2, B1/B2, I, and C-1 appointments scheduled through June 30, 2022, have been cancelled due to current COVID conditions and resource limitations. Applicants whose appointments were cancelled may re-schedule their interviews for any available date in future.
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 (generally being fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test result administered 72 hours or less before arrival in Georgia), 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: 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. STUDENTS AND EXCHANGE VISITORS: We expect to make additional appointments available in June, July, and August 2022. Please keep checking back for new availability.
Routine services in all other NIV visa categories, including B1/B2, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
Visiting the Embassy or Consulate
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.