Scheduling an Appointment for a Visa Interview
To schedule an interview to submit a visa application at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, you must call the U.S. Visa Information Service (USVIS) at (+221) 33-869-63-00. USVIS also offers information about the visa application process. This is a user-pays service and the charge is 7,800 CFA for 9 minutes. Unused minutes can be reused at a later time. Pre-paid PIN cards are available at venders throughout Senegal and The Gambia. For a complete list of vendors, please consult the list of distributors (PDF 75,6KB). If you cannot purchase a card yourself, someone can purchase one for you and email/call you with the PIN number.
Telephone charges for domestic or international long-distance calls, including cell phone charges, are solely the responsibility of the caller.
When scheduling your visa appointment, you must provide your confirmation number generated by the online application form DS-160. Please have your confirmation page with you when you call.
Appointments are offered only a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot advance appointments for applicants who do not meet the requirements described in the NIV Emergency Appointments link to the right.
The appointment backlog varies during the year according to seasonal demands, so we recommend that applicants apply as far in advance as possible. For the latest NIV interview wait times, please click on the NIV Interview Wait Times link to the right.