How to Request a Group Appointment for a U.S. Visa

If you’re planning a trip to the United States with a group of at least ten people, you can request a group appointment for your U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa.

Whether you’re a professional trainee, part of a performance group, or a tour group, here’s a straightforward guide on how to make the process smooth.


Group appointments are for those traveling together for the same purpose. Family members can’t request a group appointment. The maximum number of appointments for a group on a single day is fifty, but availability may spread over multiple days.

Step 1: Complete Your Visa Application Online

Each group member must fill out the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form and print the confirmation page.

Step 2: Create an Account

Every group member needs to create an account on website.

Step 3: Pay Visa Fees

Each group member must pay the visa application fee. If paying in bulk, you’ll get one receipt number per transaction, which you’ll use for each valid MRV fee paid.

Here are the fees for different visa types:

  • B (Business/Tourist): $160
  • C-1 (Transit): $160
  • C-1/D (Transit and Airline Crew): $160
  • CW (Transitional Worker CNMI): $190
  • D (Ship Crew): $160
  • E (Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty, Long-Term Investor CNMI): $205
  • … and more.

Step 4: Submit the Group Appointment Request Form

Provide detailed information about your group, including travel plans and preferred interview dates. Submit the request and wait for approval.

Step 5: Wait for Email Confirmation

If approved, the group coordinator will receive an email to schedule appointments for each member. The approval is valid for seven days. If denied, each member must schedule an individual appointment.

Step 6: Schedule Group Appointments

The group coordinator logs in, selects “Group Scheduling Request,” and schedules appointments for each member. Add members as “Dependents” and provide visa fee receipt numbers.

Step 7: Attend the U.S. Embassy Interview

On the interview day, each member brings an appointment letter, current passport, all old passports, DS-160 confirmation page, and a 2×2 inch color photo taken within the last six months.

By following these simple steps, your group can efficiently request and attend a U.S. visa appointment. Always provide accurate details and plan for a hassle-free experience.

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