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CEAC Visa Application

The Consular Electronic Application Center or CEAC is the first step in the visa application process at both the Monterrey Consulate General, and the Nuevo Laredo Consulate.  All applicants must completely fill out an online form prior to making their appointments at the Applicant Service Center (ASC) and Consulate.

NOTE: It is very important that you fill out the new CEAC electronic questionnaire correctly and completely. It will become part of your permanent visa record.

The CEAC form requires you to fill in a significant amount of information, such as name, date of birth, address of your U.S. destination, U.S. contacts, etc.  This information will then be used by the Consular Officer during your interview.

Please be aware that  prior to filling out the CEAC, you will need a passport valid for the duration of your proposed travel.  Your passport contains critical data that will be needed in order to complete the CEAC form.  This data includes your passport book ID number, which is located on the inside back cover and/or punched into the top of your passport.

If, for any reason you need to stop filling in the application before it has been completed, click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the last page you have completed, and follow the instructions to save the application data to a file. When you return to the Consular Electronic Application Center, click on the ‘Upload a Previous Application’ button to upload the previously saved data.  Please be aware that the CEAC will time-out after 20 minutes of inactivity.  It is therefore advisable to save your work if you need to leave your computer for an extended period of time.

Once the CEAC form is completed, please print only the confirmation barcode sheet and bring this sheet to both of your appointments.


  • A computer record of previous visa applications and detentions by U.S. border authorities and other law enforcement Officers is available to all Consular Officers at the time of your visa application and to all U.S. Immigration Officers. Attempts to conceal such records can lead to visa ineligibility and/or denial of admission to the United States.  Please answer all CEAC questions truthfully.