Important Notice – English

** August 18, 2023 ** 

Validity of the Nonimmigrant Visa Fee (MRV Fee) 

All receipts for payment of Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fees issued before October 1, 2022 will expire September 30, 2023. There will be no extensions of fee validity. Applicants must schedule an appointment or submit an interview waiver application before September 30, 2023 to avoid paying a new fee. Please note that the interview itself does not need to take place before September 30, 2023, but an interview appointment needs to be made in the system, even if it is scheduled months into the future. Furthermore, applicants using MRV fees paid before October 1, 2022 to book an appointment are cautioned not to attempt to change their appointment dates on or after October 1, 2023. Doing so will result in forfeiture of both the original appointment slot and the MRV fee receipt. The applicant will be required to pay a new fee and submit a new application package. 

Additional fee information can be found on

Take advantage of shorter nonimmigrant visa wait times across Italy!
Looking for the shortest possible wait time this Spring and Summer travel season?
Be sure to consider our Consulates in Florence, Milan, and Naples. Even if you reside in Rome or select Rome as the processing post on your DS-160 application form, you can still take advantage of low wait times at our Consulates. To get started, visit, pay your visa processing fee, and select Florence, Milan, or Naples.

The following applicants may not need to attend an interview:
– Students, professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, or specialists (F, M, and academic J visa applicants)
– Temporary workers who have an individual petition approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (O, P, and Q visa applicants)
– Tourists (B1/B2 applicants)

For more information, visit, register, and pay the visa processing fee. You will be automatically directed to a questionnaire to determine whether you qualify for a waiver of your visa interview.

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