Visa Services
Emergencies

*The emergency appointment system does not expedite the delivery of a visa.  To seek assistance send an email to Visas_Mexico@state.gov

A limited number of visa applicants may qualify for emergency visa interview appointments. To obtain an emergency appointment you must satisfy one or more of the criteria listed below.

The criteria:

  • You to need to obtain urgent medical care in the U.S.
  • You need to accompany an immediate family member who requires urgent medical care. Immediate family members include mother, father, brother, sister, child, grandparent or grandchild.
  • An immediate family member in the U.S. has a serious medical condition and requires your presence urgently.
  • You need to attend the funeral of an immediate family member
  • You need to attend an urgent and late breaking business matter, where the need to travel to the U.S. could not have been foreseen
  • You need to make an appearance in a U.S. court

What you need to consider:

If you believe you qualify for an emergency appointment, please read the following points carefully, before you apply for an emergency appointment:

  • In order to initiate your request for an emergency appointment, you must first have applied for a regular appointment.
  • You must have documentary evidence to prove that you satisfy one or more of the criteria for an emergency appointment. (See above.)
  • If the consular officer finds you misrepresented your reason for travel to the U.S., a record of the misrepresentation goes in your case file and may adversely influence the outcome of your current and future visa applications
  • If the consular officer determines you do not have a genuine emergency, as defined by the criteria above, the officer will ask you to come back on your regular appointment date.
  • Once you obtain an emergency appointment, you are treated as a normal visa applicant; you must qualify for a U.S. visa in every respect
  • The Visa Application Fee and the appointment fee are nonrefundable

 


— Application On-Line —

Fill out form DS-160 on the Internet as instructed to the left.

You will not be allowed in if your application forms are not filled out in full.

The use of the on-line form results in faster processing and a shorter wait.