Starting Monday, 15 September, the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu will join U.S. Embassies and Consulates in over 120 countries around the world in using a new, on-line system to apply and pay for U.S. tourist, business, student and other nonimmigrant visas, and to make interview appointments.
According to statement released Sunday, this new system will allow travelers to view available appointments and choose the interview date and time that best fits their schedule.
Travelers will be able to choose one of six locations across Nepal to pick up their passport and visa after a successful interview. In addition to the on-line system, there will be a new call center, available without charge from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, to answer travelers’ questions about the nonimmigrant visa process.
There will be no change to the Embassy’s procedures for handling immigrant and diversity visas, adds the statement.
“Travelers who have already submitted a visa application, paid the fee, and arranged an interview appointment through Nabil Bank should complete the visa process under the current system.”
The U.S. embassy has published more information on the new non-immigrant visa system in this website:http://nepal.usembassy.gov/visas/non-immigrant-visas.html