To schedule an appointment for NIV services, please follow the below steps.Step 1 – Check the Validity of your passport. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the U.S.Step 2 – Complete the Online Nonimmigrant visa application form DS-160.If more than one person is included in your passport, each person who needs a visa must submit a separate application.Please note that you must answer EVERY question on the application forms. If the answer to a question is “none,” please write “none”(Do not leave it blank).A completed application MUST include an uploaded photo. Incomplete/incorrect forms will be returned and will require you to schedule a new interview appointment.Step 3 – Schedule an Interview appointment at NIV Appointment System using your Barcode/Receipt number. (The barcode number is the receipt number required).Step 4 – Pay the MRV Fee at the time of your appointment. $ 160 for B-1 (Business) and B-2 (Tourism & Visit) nonimmigrant visas (XAF 96,000)
To schedule an appointment for NIV services, please click on the appropriate link below to ensure you are applying for the correct visa class and have the appropriate fee at the time of the interview
Non-immigrant Visa Services
Student Visas F M
For academic and vocational studies.
For participation in an approved exchange program.
The Student (F-1/M-1) Visa provides opportunities for qualified applicants to study at accredited post secondary institutions in the United States. With thousands of academic programs, world-class institutions, and unmatched flexibility, the United States offers a wealth of higher-education opportunities. Visit the Department of State’s EducationUSA website to learn about educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study, opportunities for scholars, admissions, and more.
The Exchange Visitor (J-1) Visa program provides countless opportunities for international candidates looking to travel and gain experience in the United States. The multifaceted programs enable foreign nationals to come to the United States to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills or receive on the job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years. To learn more about exchange visitor visa programs, program sponsors, and more, please visit J-1
Citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) participating countries who intend to study cannot travel on the VWP or on visitor (B) visas, except to undertake recreational study as part of a tourist visit. Students must travel to the United States with student (F-1 or M-1) visas. For more information on the VWP, see Visa Waiver Program.
For short periods of recreational study, a Visitor (B) visa can be used. Enrollment in a short recreational course of study, which is not for credit toward a degree or academic certificate, is permitted on a visitor (B) visa. Learn more about Visitor Visas.
Study leading to a U.S. conferred degree or certificate is not permitted on a visitor (B) visa, even if it is for a short duration. For example, distance learning which requires a period of time on the institution’s U.S. campus requires an F-1 visa.