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Important Visa Information

Payment Methods & Details

The date of the new NIV fee increases is now June 17 rather than May 30.  On June 17, the Department of State will increase visa fees worldwide. 

  • The application fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2s), and other non-petition based NIVs such as student and exchange visitor visas, has increased from $160 to $185.
  • The application fee for certain petition-based nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) has increased from $190 to $205.
  • The application fee for a treaty trader, treaty investor, and treaty applicant in a specialty occupation (E category) has increased from $205 to $315.

Other consular fees remain the same, including the waiver of the two-year residency required fee for certain exchange visitors. Applicants who have already paid a visa application fee that is currently valid and non-expired, but who have not yet appeared for their visa interview or are waiting for their case to be processed, will not be charged any additional fees.

Mozambican passport holders are eligible for three-month validity visas only. Travelers ineligible for visa waiver issuance are encouraged to begin looking for appointment availability 2-3 months prior to your date of travel.

Appointments & Locations

To schedule an appointment for a non-immigrant visa (NIV) interview, please consult the Embassy’s online NIV Appointment System. Please have your DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form Confirmation Number handy. It is located on your DS-160 confirmation page, in bold print.

U.S. EMBASSY
U.S. Embassy Maputo
Avenida Marginal, 5467
Maputo, Mozambique

Security Information

The User is not permitted to enter the US Embassy while carrying any of the items below:

  • Electronic or battery-operated devices such as cell phones, digital calendars, smart watches, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, CDs, MP3s, floppy disks, laptops, or portable music players
  • Shoulder bags/large purses – only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted
  • Bags such as travel bags, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, leather bags, cloth bags and zippered folders – the applicant can carry plastic bags containing papers related to the application
  • Food and liquids
  • Sealed envelopes or packages
  • Cigarettes, cigars, matchboxes, lighters
  • Sharp objects, such as scissors, pocket knives or nail files
  • Weapons or explosive materials of any type

This list is not exhaustive. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff.

DO YOU HAVE A PLACE TO STORE MY BELONGINGS?

No. There are no facilities at the US Embassy to store prohibited items. You must make arrangements to store these items before entering. If you arrive at the Embassy with suitcases or suitcases, you will be refused entry and will have to make another appointment.

 CAN I GO TO THE EMBASSY TO GET INFORMATION?

No. For security reasons, there is no visitor information window at the US Embassy. Only visa applicants with scheduled interviews will be admitted.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
  • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
  • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
  • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.
  • If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.