Nonimmigrant Visas

Note: Unless an exception applies, travelers to the United States cannot have been present in certain areas, including the United Kingdom, Schengen Area, Ireland, Iran, India, China, Brazil, and South Africa, within 14 days preceding travel to the United States. “Being present” includes transit. For travelers from Georgia, this means that if you do not qualify for an exception, you may not transit any of these areas—which include, but are not limited to, any location in Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, and Poland—en route to the United States, and you should plan your flight itinerary accordingly. Exceptions are listed on and include U.S. citizens and permanent residents and some of their family members, among other travelers.

NOTE:  Any B1, B2, B1/B2, I, and C-1 appointments scheduled for August and September 2021 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 in the last 14 days;
  • Be physically present in Georgia for at least 10 days; and
  • Comply with any Georgian Government quarantine and COVID testing requirements.

Access may be similarly restricted for applicants who were physically present in the last 10 days in areas within Georgia of epidemiological concern for increased COVID risk. 

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 to Georgian citizens and residents; a limited number of routine appointments on Wednesdays for C1/D visas; and a limited number of routine appointments on Wednesdays for Georgian citizens and residents in the following nonimmigrant visa categories:  E, F, H, J, L, M, O, P, Q, and R.  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.  Emergency appointments are available only for limited travel purposes.  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.

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.