United States of America
|Embassy address||The Consular Information Unit
United States Embassy
24 Grosvenor Square
|Telephone number||+44 20 7499 9000|
|Belfast Consular Office||Consulate General of the United States of America
223 Stranmillis Road
|Telephone:||09042 450 100|
|Available:||Monday - Friday 08:00 to 21:00;
Saturdays 09:00 to 16:00
Please note the following which is taken from the US Embassy Website:
"Although we accept applications from anyone physically present in the United Kingdom, it is often difficult for applicants who are not permanent residents in the United Kingdom to demonstrate that they have sufficiently strong ties to a third country, as consular officers in London have no way of verifying or evaluating information from other countries. If you are a temporary resident of the United Kingdom, or are planning on travelling to the United Kingdom specifically to apply for a visa, you may wish to consider applying for a visa in your country of permanent residence where you will be best able to establish your qualifications for a visa."
|Validity remaining on Passport||Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your departure from the United States.|
|Other Passport requirements||A blank page for the visa sticker.|
|Student Visa validity||Please check with the Embassy for details.|
|Application form||P||DS-160 Visa Form. Other forms may be necessary, please contact the Embassy or Consulate for further information.|
|Photographs||P||See comments below.|
|Bank Statements||P||Recent, showing name and address.|
|Department Letter||P||Confirming student status and attendance.|
|Evidence of return tickets|
|Evidence of Hotel booking|
|Visa Fee||US$140 (£87, subject to exchange rates)|
|Payment Method||As detailed on the US Embassy Website:
"The fee is paid to the Operator Assisted Information Service, with the exception of E1 and E2 Visa Applicants. Payment is by Credit or Debot Card - Visa, MasterCard or American Express. We do not accept Visa Electron or Maestro cards."Please check with the Embassy or Consulate for additional information.
|Comments:||The United States has a very strict photographic policy for Visa applications. Please check with the Embassy or Consulate if they can recommend a local photographer who can provide you with US Visa Approved photographs.
You should provide evidence to prove that you have a residence abroad to which you intend to return at the end of your visit to the United States. This is generally established by evidence of family, professional, property, employment, study or other ties and commitments to a country other than the United States sufficient to cause you to return there at the conclusion of your visit.
All Visaed passports will be returned by Secure Mail Services (SMS). On the day of the Visa Interview, you will be required to purchase an envelope for the return of your passport. The fee for this courier service starts at £10, payable either by Credit/Debit card or by cash.