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Announcement: Visa System Technical Problems

The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers.  We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete processing.  We regret that we are currently unable to predict how long the delay will be.

Applicants who have an urgent need to travel to the United States may contact SINGAPORECON@state.gov with their name, passport number, and nature of the emergency.  Please understand that only true emergencies of an extraordinary humanitarian nature can be considered for exceptional handling. 

Until the issue has been resolved, no new visa appointments are being accepted. However, applicants who have already booked appointments should still come to the Embassy for an interview on their appointment date.

For further information please visit http://www.travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html.

We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this matter and apologize for the inconvenience.

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All visa interviews at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore are handled on an appointment basis only. Individuals seeking general information about U.S. visas or needing to schedule a visa appointment should visit the U.S. Visa Information Service for Singapore or you may call +65 3158 5400 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) from Singapore or 703 520 2238 if you are in the United States.  You may also email your questions to  support desk

Immigrant Visas

All K visa (fiancé visa) applicants must pay their visa fee through our partner agency, CGI.  For details please check the U.S. Visa Information Service for Singapore website.  All other immigrant visa applicants will need to pay their fee to the National Visa Center or to the cashier at the Embassy at the time of their interview.

For more information please visit the  U.S. Visa Information Service for Singapore website or you may call +65 3158 5400 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) from Singapore or 703 520 2238 if you are in the United States.  You may also email your questions to the support desk.

Visa Waiver Travel

Most Singaporeans traveling on business or tourism for less than 90 days do not require a visa and can travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  For information regarding visa-free travel, see the details of the Visa Waiver Program.  All travelers under the VWP must obtain authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to initiating travel to the United States.  Please visit ESTA website for more information and to register.

Consular Announcement

  • The Consular section will be closed from 12 noon - 3:00 pm on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Other announcement

  • The Department of State published an interim final rule (IFR) on August 28, 2014, to amend the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services.  The IFR lists fee changes, including for certain citizenship services fees.  While the Department will receive comments on the fee changes for 60 days, the new fees will become effective September 12, 2014. If you would like to comment on the IFR and the new fee changes:

    • Persons with access to the Internet may view the notice and submit comments by going to www.regulations.gov and searching for the rule by its Regulatory Information Number (RIN), 1400-AD47.
    • Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM):  U.S. Department of State, Office of the Comptroller, Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA/C), SA-17 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20522-1707.
    • E-mail: fees@state.gov. You must include the RIN (1400-AD47) in the subject line of your message

"Drop-Box" Program

  • New Interview Waiver “Drop-Box” Program now available - Singapore citizens and permanent residents who are seeking to renew their U.S. non-immigrant visas may qualify for the Consular Section’s new Interview Waiver Drop-Box program.  For details, and to see if you may qualify, please consult the U.S Visa Information Service “Renew My Visa” information page.

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  • Applicants for consular services are advised that the Embassy does not accept U.S. currency as payment for consular services. The Embassy will only accept payment in Singapore currency or by credit card (Master Card, Visa Card, or American Express). Please note that credit card charges will be made in US$ and foreign exchange charges may apply.

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