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ATTENTION: U.S. Embassies and Consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delays in visa processing and receiving and sending communications.  If you sent an email to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate email address between 8pm Friday, Nov 14th and 8am Tuesday, Nov 18th, we did not receive your message.  If you do not receive a response within 72 hours, please resend your email.

Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitors (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee.

E Visa applicants who submitted electronic copies of their application packages after 8pm Friday, Nov 14th should resubmit the packages in hard copy directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you intend to apply.  Electronic submissions of E visa packages is currently experiencing technical difficulties, and we may not receive your application.


Welcome to this official United States Consul General Monterrey visa information source. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the U.S.

Before traveling to the U.S., a citizen of a foreign country must generally obtain a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. The type of visa you will need is based on the purpose of your travel.

United States citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit. For more information please go to:

Customer Service Statement

 The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the Unites States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the Unites States has always been known. In the Consular Section we are dedicated to review each visa application in accordance with immigration laws and regulations, and to treat each visa applicant efficiently and with respect. We look forward to seeing you at your visa appointment.

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  • All Consular Services provided at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates throughout the country are proceeding as scheduled. Applicants for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas should plan on attending their scheduled appointments. Both routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens are available during regular business hours and through the Embassy duty officer. Protection of American citizens abroad remains our primary objective.
  • Note: It is very important that you fill out the new  DS-160 electronic questionnaire correctly and completely. Not doing so may result in the delay of your visa processing or cancellation of your appointment.