Nonimmigrant Visas

As of July 20, 2020, the United States Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia is resuming certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including:

  • Immigrant visa categories: IR/CR1, IR/CR2, IR/IH3, IR/IH4,
  • Nonimmigrant visa categories: F1, M1, and certain J1 and C1/D

Student visa applicants including F-1, M-1, and J-1 categories whose program start dates are quickly approaching should use the emergency appointment request function at to inform us of your start date, so that we can prioritize accordingly.

For all visa categories, if you have an urgent need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at email:;
website link:; or call center number +995 32 2471 160 to request an emergency appointment. Emergency requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants for H1B, H2B, H4, L and certain J categories covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 may request an emergency appointment if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Presidential Proclamation here:

While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs.  The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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 email
  • Telephone: 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 703 988 7103

NEW!!  Visit here to get live chat assistance, track the status of your passport or application, or Skype with a representative during business hours.

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.