Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

Applicants can either book their visa interview appointments online at or by phone at the numbers listed below under “Inquiries.”  You can only book an appointment after you have paid the fee at Nepal Investment Bank Limited and received a code number from the bank. This code will be printed on your receipt and is valid for making a visa appointment.

When you make your appointment, you must select a pick-up location from six different Nepal Investment Bank Limited locations across Nepal.  If approved for a visa, you must collect your passport and visa from the Nepal Investment Bank pickup location you selected.  You will not be able to change your visa pickup location at a later date.  Generally, visas are available for pickup within three business days of your visa interview.

For questions regarding non-immigrant visa cases, applicants may contact  Applicants may also make inquiries and schedule appointments by calling the customer service center, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, at 1 800 0910114.  Callers in the United States may also dial (703) 988-3428.  We will not respond to visa inquiries sent to if the answer is contained here or elsewhere on our websites: or
To report instances of fake documents or fraudulent visa applications, please e-mail