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Belfast Visa Applicants and the DS-160 Visa Application Form

Updated 10 July 2015

To applicants who have scheduled but not yet attended a visa interview at the U.S. Consulate General Belfast

If when completing the online DS-160 Visa Application Form, you selected any processing location other than Belfast, we cannot process that application form.   You MUST complete a new DS-160 at selecting "Northern Ireland, Belfast" as the processing location at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment.  

There is no need to change the DS-160 confirmation number on your account at as it will not affect your visa application in any way.

Visa Information

Nonimmigrant Visa is required by anyone seeking temporary admission into the United States for tourism, business, work or study, with the exception of the two groups noted below:   


An Immigrant Visa is required by anyone seeking to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.  Upon entry into the United States, an immigrant visa holder is processed for a Permanent Resident Card (PRC) commonly known as a green card.  


Please note: Travelers born in the United States and those who hold dual citizenship with the United States must enter and depart the United States on U.S. passports.