A U.S. Presidential Proclamation issued on September 24, 2017 affects visa applicants who are nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia.  More information is available at this link:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/news/important-announcement.html 

If you plan to travel to the U.S. and you have a valid nonimmigrant visa in your expired passport that has been retained by the Slovak police you should not apply for ESTA. Please contact the U.S. Embassy via e-mail at consulbratislava@state.gov to report that your valid visa has been retained, or file a new application for a visa following the instructions at www.ustraveldocs.com/sk.

Please note that due to increased demand for exchange, student and worker visas during the spring and summer, the wait for tourism or business (B1/B2) visa appointments will at times be longer than usual. For this reason, we ask that you please request an appointment well in advance of your travel date and refrain from booking your ticket until your visa is issued. For emergency appointment requests, including if your ESTA application was denied, please follow instructions found on: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/sk/

Please also note that for business or tourism trips of less than 90 days, most Slovak citizens can travel visa-free with their biometric passport and an approved registration from the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA): https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

Each applicant must complete the on-line DS-160 application at https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC . Please note that without the DS-160 confirmation page, applicants will not be allowed to their interview and they will need to schedule a new appointment.  Even if you have had a visa in the past, you must fill out a new DS-160 to apply for a new visa. Please make sure you read carefully the steps required to apply for a US Visa on our website: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/sk/sk-niv-visaapply.asp

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos.  For further details on photo requirements please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html

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 www.EVUS.gov. 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 www.cbp.gov/EVUS.

Payment Notice: Please keep in mind that in order to pay the visa fee it is MANDATORY to have CGI Reference Number. You will need this number for scheduling an interview! Failure to mention the Reference number will result in delays with confirming your payment.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Slovakia. 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 Bratislava.

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