Nonimmigrant Visas

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020, but will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as resources and local conditions allow. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. Please see these notices which contain detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide and visa restrictions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Visit this link for additional information.

The Consular Sections of the U.S. Embassy and US Consulate General in the United Arab Emirates are 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.

Non Immigrant Visa applicants with a need for emergency travel may request an expedited visa appointment. To request an expedited appointment, follow these steps:

  1. Schedule a regular visa appointment for the closest available date.
  2. Sign into your account. Click Continue, select ‘Request Expedite,’ and follow the instructions.
  3. In the request, include the date and purpose of travel.

*If applicable, include a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection messages regarding ESTA status, and why ESTA was denied.

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, and to begin the visa application.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:


  • To reach a customer service representative in Abu Dhabi via email, please write to them here.
  • To reach a customer service representative in Dubai via email, Please write to them here.


Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:


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 usvisauae.

If you have already applied for a visa at the U.S. Embassy and have a question regarding your case, please first check the status of your case at If several weeks have passed and you do not see any updates on our status page, and you have an urgent need to travel, please contact us from

If you are the bearer of a diplomatic passport, and wish to apply for a tourist visa to the United States, you may request an appointment directly from the Embassy or Consulate General consular sections.  To request an appointment at the Embassy in Abu Dhabi, please make your request here  To request an appointment at the Consulate General in Dubai, please contact the consular section at

U.S. Embassy
P.O. Box 4009
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates