Scheduling an interview: Appointment requirements
Applicants are required to schedule their appointments through our service provider Saimon Group. This service allows applicants to pay their application fee, fill out and submit required visa application forms, and schedule an interview in one visit. All non-immigrant visa applicants are encouraged to schedule their visa interviews at least 90 days in advance of their anticipated date of travel.
All non-immigrant visa applicants must complete the online DS-160 application form.
The new DS-160 is available at: http://ceac.state.gov/genniv
The application automatically saves each time you click the “Next” button. If you need to stop the application before submitting it, you should record the Application ID displayed on the top right-hand corner. You will need this Application ID to continue application at a later date. You will be able to retrieve application for the next 30 days. To complete application after 30 days, you may permanently save the application to a disk or to your hard drive. 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.
What to Bring to Saimon Overseas
- A passport valid for six months beyond the period of your intended stay in the United States.
- One photograph for each application. Photo requirements (PDF 60 KB)
- DS-160 Confirmation Pages (barcodes must be readable)
- Non-immigrant visa application fee by visa classification (in Taka equivalent) - the visa fee is payable at Saimon cash counter
Note: If you have passports stapled together, Saimon Overseas will instruct you to separate them from your current passport. Please bring your current and old passports to the interview. On your interview date, please submit your current passport only, along with the confirmation page, and MRV fee receipt to the Consular greeter and at fingerprinting windows.