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Nonimmigrant Visas

All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee.  Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period.  Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period.  There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period.  All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.


Visiting the Embassy or Consulate

The United States Embassy Monrovia processes non-immigrant, immigrant, and Diversity Visas as well as asylee and refugee follow-to-join derivative cases.

An appointment is required for all visa interviews.  All interviews are conducted in the Consular Section, located at the U.S. Embassy, 502 Benson Street, Monrovia, Liberia.

Every applicant and every adult guardian accompanying a minor applicant is required to bring valid, government-issued photo identification to the appointment.

The following items are not permitted on the premises of the United States Embassy:Weapons of any kind or size, sharp metal or glass objects, razor blades, liquids, bottles, powdery substances, umbrellas and electronic or battery-operated equipment (including cell phones, radios, tape recorders, cameras, personal digital assistants, computers). If you have any of these items, you will not be permitted to enter the facility.