Visa Fee Validity: Visa application (MRV) fee receipts issued before October 1, 2022 remain valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Lima through September 30, 2023. MRV fee receipts issued on or after October 1, 2022 will be valid for 365 days from the date the MRV fee receipt was issued for applicants to schedule an interview appointment. Please note applicants are only required to schedule their interview or submit their interview waiver application within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period.
Appointment Scheduling: Visa applications and appointments in Peru are handled by a third-party company, Applicant Service Centers. Please visit their website for information on determining which visa type is best for you and how to apply.
Emergency Travel: Applicants with a verified emergency need to travel to the United States should access their account on the Applicant Service Centers website, schedule a visa appointment, and then select the emergency appointment option and provide a justification for their request. Emergency need includes urgent travel related to a life-or-death situation and other medical emergency of the applicant and/or close family member. Travel for tourism is not considered an emergency need. Please contact your airline if you need to reschedule an upcoming international flight. Approval of an emergency appointment request is never guaranteed.
COVID-19 Visa Operations:
Every person visiting the Embassy must agree to a security screening before entering the Consular Section with their belongings.
What not to bring to your appointment:
The Embassy maintains a small kiosk outside the main entrance where applicants can typically leave bags, keys, phones, and other small items while inside the Embassy compound, for a small fee.
If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:
Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.
The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.