Nepalis Seeking Visas to U.S. Should Schedule Appointments at New Delhi Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal has been closed for visa services due to recent changes in the political climate in that nation. Until the U.S. embassy in Kathmandu is able to resume its visa services, applications to travel to the U.S. for citizens and residents of Nepal will be handled at the New Delhi, India embassy.

Applicants for nonimmigrant, immigrant and diversity visa interviews should contact the embassy at to schedule a required appointment in New Delhi.

Nonimmigrant visa appointment requests: Because there is a high demand for nonimmigrant and temporary visa appointments by residents in the New Delhi area, many interested Nepalis should be prepared to wait up to four months for an appointment. However, the embassy does note that priority appointments are available (within three weeks of contact) for those that must travel to the U.S. for urgent reasons.

These priority appointments are reserved for those needing to travel for the following reasons:

• To obtain emergency medical care, or to accompany a relative or employer for emergency medical care;

• To attend the funeral of an immediate family member (mother, father, brother, sister, child, grandparent or grandchild);

• To attend to an urgent business matter where the travel requirement could not be predicted in advance;

• Students or exchange visitors who are within 30 days of their start date of a valid program and who have not been refused a visa within the last six months;

• H and L visa renewals for applicants who are already working in the U.S and are returning to their jobs.

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