Day of the Interview

Arrival Time: On the day of your interview, please do not arrive more than 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Conversely, arrival more than 30 minutes following an applicant’s scheduled appointment time will result in the cancellation of their appointment.

Prohibited Items: You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy with any of the following: phones, electronics, food, liquids, weapons, sharp objects, luggage, bags, or purses.  Only application-related papers carried by hand will be permitted.  Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff.  There is no facility at the U.S. Embassy to store personal items.

Security Screening: To enter the Embassy, all persons must go through an airport-security type of screening. The Embassy does not provide lockers or storage bins for personal items. Any person refusing to comply with all security screening procedures will be denied entry to the Embassy.

Required Items: Please refer to Steps 3-6 on our “How to Apply” page.

Visa Photo: Photos must have been taken within the last 6 months and must meet all requirements.  Approved applicants will encounter processing delays if photos are out of compliance.

Interpreters: Interviews are conducted in English and Portuguese.  An applicant must bring an interpreter if he or she does not speak English or Portuguese well enough to participate unassisted in the visa interview.

Special Needs Visitors: Applicants may bring one person to help if they are elderly or disabled.  If you have a medical or other condition requiring a wheelchair or special accommodation, please alert the guards to your needs as you enter the building.

Accompanying Persons: Due to the limited size of our waiting room and the time required to screen consular clients, only applicants and the parents of minor applicants are admitted to the Embassy. Drivers, friends, and other relatives will not be permitted to enter and will be asked to wait for the applicant after the interview is completed.  Attorneys will not be permitted to accompany anyone into the Embassy.

Be truthful.  At each window and during the interview, it is important you answer each question honestly and provide as much information as you can.  If you do not provide honest answers, your visa may be denied.  Do not attempt to conceal or give inaccurate information.

Fees: All fees for visa services are non-refundable and collected only inside the Embassy.  Do not pay any fees except to the cashier inside the Embassy.  Fees must be paid in cash (U.S. Dollars or Mozambican Meticais).  If paying U.S. Dollars, please note we are not able to accept bills with marks, tears, and or disfigurement of any kind.  If anyone other than the consular cashier requests a fee, please inform the consular officer during your interview.