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Non-Immigrant Visas

In order to apply for a Visa, most applicants must go to the Applicant Service Center (ASC) before their interview at the Consular Section. ASC staff will take the applicant's biometric information which will be reviewed by the Consular Section before the interview. Service Centers are not located in the Embassy or Consulates.

This procedure has certain advantages for the applicant:

Now applicants will only make one payment to cover the appointment, the visa application and the courier service to deliver the document.  The current rate is $160 USD to process a tourist visa, $ 190 USD for visa cases with Petition (including visas for temporary workers) and $ 270 USD for visas for traders and investors.

Many applicants who wish to renew their visas are not required to attend an interview with a consular officer, but only attend the nearest ASC where they can present their documents and take their fingerprints. Please check the page for the Interview Waiver Program.

The procedure is summarized in the following steps:

Step 1: Fill out form DS-160 online.

Step 2: Make the payment for processing your visa application at Scotia Bank or Banamex. Payment may also be made by credit card in step 3.

Step 3: Schedule an appointment through our website or our call center (no charge).

Step 4: Show up to  your appointment at the Applicant Services Center (ASC), to take your photograph and fingerprints.

Step 5: An applicant who requires an interview at the Consular Section will attend the Embassy or Consulate, where he will be interviewed by a consular official.

Step6: If the visa is approved, you can collect the visa at the DHL office selected (no additional cost).

Schedule an appointment through the Internet. 

Schedule an appointment through the Call Center:

Video-Guide to Visa Application

J1 Visa Website

  • J1 Visa Website

Fingerprints for U visa applications

  • If you require fingerprint collection for a pending U or T visa application please contact us at to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 PM.