Beginning January 1, 2019, Russian nationals may be required to pay a visa issuance fee when their B-1/B-2 (visitors for business or tourism) visa applications are approved.  An issuance fee is based on “reciprocity” (what the Russian Federation charges a U.S. citizen for a similar type of visa).  For more information about reciprocity fees, please see  and FAQ.

С 1 января 2019 года гражданам РФ в некоторых случаях потребуется оплатить сбор за выдачу визы, если заявление на визу B1/B2 (для деловых или туристических поездок) одобрено. Сбор за выдачу визы основан на «взаимности» (такой же сбор, который Российская Федерация взимает с граждан Соединенных Штатов за тот же тип визы). Для получения более подробной информации о взаимной оплате, пожалуйста, перейдите по cсылке и  часто задаваемые вопросы.


Important Notices

For applicants who do not speak Polish or English:

U.S. Embassy, Warsaw: The number of appointment slots for persons who wish to conduct the visa interview in Russian is limited. Accordingly, the wait time to obtain appointment for applicants who speak only Russian may be longer than the period listed on website. However, applicants who speak neither Polish nor English can schedule regular appointments when they are accompanied on the date of the visa interview by their own interpreter, and the name of such interpreter has been previously provided to the Visa Information Service. More information is available at this link.

U.S. Consulate General, Krakow: Visa interviews are conducted only in Polish or English. Applicants who speak only Russian or some other language must bring their own interpreter to the interview, and must provide the interpreter’s name in advance to the Visa Information Service. More information is available at this link.


Presidential Proclamation 9645

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link.


As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at



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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Poland. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and the U.S. Consulates in Krakow.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Poland.