Nonimmigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Prague will resume processing of all nonimmigrant visa categories in limited numbers after November 8.  While U.S. Embassy Prague aims to process cases as soon as possible, there are increased wait times for visa services due to substantial backlogs. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2022 or one year after the purchase date, whichever is later.

If you have a valid previously issued nonimmigrant visa or valid ESTA, you will continue to require a National Interest Exception (NIE) for travel before November 8.  Travel on November 8 or later will no longer necessitate a NIE.

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.

The U.S. Embassy is located at the following address:
U.S. Embassy
Tržiště 15
118 01 Prague 1

Only applicants with appointments will be admitted into the Embassy. They must be aware of the security requirements.

If you have an unforeseen travel need, as per one of the criteria listed below, you may request an expedited appointment. You  must first schedule a regular appointment online at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/cz/cz-niv-visaapply.asp for the earliest available date, and then ask for an expedited appointment, explaining the reasons for your request and submitting any supporting documentation. The consular officer will evaluate your case and respond through the visa interview scheduling website. Once at the interview you will be asked to present documentary evidence to prove the urgency.

Emergency situations include:

  • students or exchange visitors who need to begin or resume a valid program of study starting before the first available appointment date;
  • Humanitarian, such as a grave illness or death of a close family member;
  • Denial of ESTA
  • Urgent Business Travel that could not be predicted in advance