Important information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus: Beginning Friday, March 13, U.S. Embassy Lisbon’s Consular Section canceled all nonimmigrant visa appointments until further notice.
We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible; however, we are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The Consular Section is continuing to accept official and diplomatic visa applications and interview waiver applications for crew member visas only.
A previous MRV payment is valid for use in the country in the country where it was purchased within one year from date of payment.
If you have a life or death emergency and need a visa to travel immediately, please send an email to email@example.com.
Information on rescheduling a pending consular appointment, please visit https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-PT/niv/information/contact_us.
For further information about the Presidential Proclamations, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/Presidential-Proclamation-Coronavirus.html
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.
To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:
- Email: To reach a customer service representative via email, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Telephone: Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:
- Callers in Portugal: +351 308 803 811
- Callers in the United States: Call 1 703-831-3424.
- Skype : usvisaportugal
Visiting the Embassy or Consulate
All visitors to the Consular Section are screened by security personnel prior to entry. Electronics are not allowed inside the U.S. Embassy, so please bring hard copies of all documents with you to your interview.
DO NOT bring large backpacks, laptop computers, or large cameras. There is no storage available for large items, and you will be required to store them offsite. You may deposit small tourist cameras and cellular phones with the security guards until your departure.
Only applicants with a scheduled appointment are permitted into the Consular Section. Parents or Guardians of minors, caregivers of disabled applicants, and translators may be allowed to accompany the applicant if needed. Applicants will only be admitted to the Embassy 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time.
F-1 and M-1
You must have a student visa to study in the United States. Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determine whether you need an F-1 visa or an M-1 visa.
For short periods of recreational study, a Visitor (B) visa may be appropriate
Your school will determine your duration of study and will send you Form I-20. You must bring the original to your visa interview.
Your spouse and/or minor children may accompany you during your studies.
They must apply for an F-2 or M-2 visa.
Derivatives require their own I-20 form, but do not need to pay the SEVIS fee.
Your minor children are permitted to attend school in the United States while accompanying you.
- You must pay a SEVIS fee before your interview. The SEVIS fee is in addition to the visa application fee.
- Employment on F or M visa is very restricted. See our website for more information.
- Students cannot study on the Visa Waiver Program or on a Visitor Visa.
- There are restrictions on student F-1 visa holders attending public school in the United States. See our website for more information.
- You may hold more than one valid type of U.S. visa, depending on your purposes of travel.