How to Apply
Interview Appointment System
Step 1: Complete the Visa Application
Individuals wishing to visit the United States must create an online profile at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/eg and follow all instructions given on the website. After this, they will be directed to https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/ to complete an application. While the applicant may designate someone to fill out the application, he or she must electronically sign it and is responsible for all of the information contained within it. Upon completion of the application, the applicant must print out the deposit slip from the confirmation page.
Step 2: Payment of the Application Fee
Each applicant must visit a participating CIB Bank branch and pay the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee. You will need to keep the payment receipt for when you schedule the interview.
Step 3: Scheduling of appointment
Applicants log on to http://www.ustraveldocs.com/eg or call +20-2-3531-1460 or 16872 (from within Egypt) and schedule an appointment using their CGI confirmation number on the receipt.
An applicant who needs an interview but has not scheduled an appointment through the Visa Appointment System will not be allowed into the Embassy to apply for a visa. Each individual in your traveling party will need a separate appointment. Children under the age of 14 must have appointments as well. A separate application fee must be paid for each child and a separate application MUST be completed and a recent picture attached.
Step 4: Interview appearance
Each applicant must bring in a copy of his CEAC confirmation page, passport, and a photo. Additional documents may be brought depending on the type of visa – please see the links to the left for further information. All applicants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please refer below for information regarding photo requirements:
Sample of Photograph Size
It is very important to bring the correct photo on the day of your interview. If it is not correct, you will have to reschedule your interview,resulting in a delay of your travel.