Applicants That Do Not Require Interviews
You may be eligible to apply for a visa without appearing in person for an interview. Please read carefully the following instructions.
- Foreign Government Officials traveling on official government business – A-1/A-2 visas
- International Organizations Representatives (e.g. United Nations, World Bank) – G-1-4 visas
- NATO Representatives and Military Personnel traveling on official business - NATO 1-6 visas
If you are eligible to apply in one of the categories listed above, you may drop off your application documents at the information window of the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw
Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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Inside the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow
Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon.
Some applicants are eligible for a waiver of interview. Please read the qualifications carefully below and follow the instructions below.
- Travelers age 80 or over with no prior refusals within the last two years
- Certain children under the age of 14 (see Applications for Children for more information)
- Applicants whose personal data has not changed and who meet all of the following conditions:
- Received a visa after December 10, 2007 and had their fingers scanned
- For J and F visa applicants, are continuing the same program or course of study and have the same sponsoring organization or are attending the same school
- Are applying for a visa in the same category as the previous visa, unless:
- their most recent B1/B2 visa was issued for less than ten years,
- are applying for J or H visas and previously did not receive William Wilberforce pamphlet (about workers rights and trafficking in persons) in person from a consular employee,
- are applying for J-1 Summer Work and Travel visa,
- are applying for A-3, G-5 or NATO-7 visa (Every time they apply for a visa they must have an interview with a consular officer.)
4. Are applying for the new visa within 12 months of the expiration date of the old visa.
5. Are applying at the consular post of their usual residence or the post designated for their nationality.
If believe you do not require an interview with a consul you must register online in order to submit the required documents.
- Step 1
Pay the visa application fee.
- Step 2
Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.
- Step 3
Register on this web page. You must answer the waiver of interview questions online or contact the call center in order to qualify. Upon qualifying you will receive detailed instructions of how to deliver your documents.
You will need three pieces of information in order to register online:
- Your passport number
- The receipt number from your Bank Pocztowy receipt. (Click here if you need help finding this number.)
- The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page
You can also send your documents by TNT courier (see TNT Courier Service).
Processing of your application may take up to 7 business days. Please note that we reserve the right to request a personal interview of any applicant.