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There is limited availability for nonimmigrant visa services. Please use our online booking system for an appointment.

What is a Visa?

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The Visa section of this website is about U.S. visas for foreign citizens and nationals to travel to the United States. Visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.

Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States. When planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit.

As of August 28, 2023, the Consular Section in Antananarivo is offering limited nonimmigrant services for out-of-district applicants. Applications from individuals who are not residents of this consular district will only be processed on Thursdays.  On all other days, we are only accepting applications from residents and citizens of Madagascar and Comoros.  If you are not a citizen or resident of Madagascar or Comoros and you sign up for an appointment on a day other than Thursday, you will be removed from the schedule and your appointment cancelled.

Do You Already Know What Type of Visa You Need?

For short-term visits to the United States (for tourism, business, education, and more), you can go directly to the online application (form DS-160). For immigrant visas,  which are issued to foreign nationals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States, you can visit the U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services site for the relevant forms.  If you are unsure what type of visa you need, please use the Visa Wizard below.

Our Locations
The map below shows where we provide consular services.

U.S. Embassy in Madagascar

Colorado Sand Dunes