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Important Visa Information

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Contact Us

For all immigrant visa-related inquiries, please start with our Islamabad Immigrant Visa Navigator.

For all non-immigrant visa-related inquiries, please start with our Nonimmigrant Visa Navigator.

Also, you may email us at:

Or call us at:
Pakistan: 021-111-234-111
United States: (703) 988-3426

Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiries

Check the status of your case at https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/.


Visiting the Embassy or Consulate

U.S. Embassy in Islamabad
Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5
U.S. Embassy Islamabad

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is located in the Diplomatic Enclave in Islamabad. To visit the Consular Section for an interview you must take the diplomatic shuttle from the Diplomatic Shuttle Service building located at Avenue 3, Quaid-i-Azam University road in sector G-5. Please arrive at the shuttle service building 30 minutes prior to your appointment. The shuttle will take you to the Consular Section’s reception area where guards will conduct a screening and bring you inside the section.


U.S. Consulate General Karachi
Plot 3, 4, 5, New TPX Area
Mai Kolachi Road, Karachi

Security Information

What Not to Bring to the Interview

Visa applicants and United States citizens visiting the American Citizen Services section will not be allowed to enter U.S. Embassy Islamabad while carrying any of the following items:

  • Battery-operated or electronic devices, or any photographic equipment
  • Luggage, shoulder bags/purses – only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted.
  • Bags such as travel bags, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, leather, cloth bags, and zip folders – you can only carry plastic bags containing application-related papers
  • Food and liquid items
  • Sealed envelopes or packages
  • Cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters
  • Sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files
  • Weapons or explosive materials of any kind
  • Cosmetics (including but not limited to spray perfume/cologne and talcum/baby powder)

This list is not a complete list. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of the security staff.

The Embassy has NO storage available for holding cell phones or other electronic devices for applicants on the day of their interview. Applicants should make arrangements to store these items at the shuttle service before arriving at the Embassy. If you bring prohibited items with you to the Embassy, you will have to dispose of them before entry.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.

Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
  • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
  • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
  • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair accessible.