The following provides visa information for travelers to the United States who wish to visit, work or study for a temporary period. The type of visa required will depend on the purpose of your travel. By following the links below, you will be guided through the steps necessary and forms required for the type of visa appropriate for your purpose of travel.
Telephone inquiries accepted only Monday - Friday, 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Please click here to read important information regarding emergency appointments.
Please click here for estimated visa interview wait times.
Please plan ahead. If you know you are going to travel to the U.S., you can apply weeks, or even months ahead. We strongly encourage you to wait to purchase plane tickets until you have a valid visa. You do not need a ticket at the time of the interview.
- Step 1 - Select the visa category
- Step 2 - Have your photo taken
- Step 3 - Complete the DS-160 Application Form Online
- Step 4 - Schedule Your Appointment and Pay A Processing Fee
Step 5 - Prepare Documents
Each applicant will need the following before beginning the process:
- A valid current passport number for each applicant.
- Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, DS-160 confirmation (barcode) number for each applicant (printed as the final step in the DS-160 process).
- A valid email address (used for confirmation and document delivery information).
Step 6 - Appear for your Interview at the Scheduled Time
Please note that all visitors to the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb are screened by Embassy security prior to entry. Screening includes inspections via a walk-through metal detector, a hand-held metal detector and an x-ray machine for personal items. In order to facilitate your entrance to the Embassy and reduce your waiting time at the security checkpoint, we recommend that you leave any unnecessary personal items at home.
Please note that the following items are prohibited inside the U.S. Embassy:
- Food and beverages;
- Weapons or tools;
- Backpacks, luggage, or large purses;
- Electronic or recording equipment of any kind, including, but not limited to: laptop computers, cell phones, PDAs, CD’s, MP3 players; and pagers; and oversized strollers;
- Nail files.
- Step 7 - Collect your Visa
- Important Information
U.S. Customs Information
- Should you wish to learn more about Customs and Border Protection, we recommend you visit the CBP Travel Spotlight website by clicking here. There you can find valuable information pertaining to your travel and customs regulations as well as border security.
Forgot to turn in your I-94 form? Please click here to learn how to report your departure from the United States.