Consular Section Overview
Update 1 - Systems Problem Affecting Visa Operations
The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete processing. We regret that we are currently unable to predict how long the delay will be.
Applicants who interviewed with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate after July 21 and would like their passports returned to them without the U.S. visa may contact us at VisasBucharest@state.gov. with their name and passport number.
Applicants who have an urgent need to travel to the United States may contact us at VisasBucharest@state.gov. with their name, passport number, and nature of the emergency. Please understand that only true emergencies of an extraordinary humanitarian nature can be considered for exceptional handling.
We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this matter and apologize for the inconvenience.
Notice from the Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs!
The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa system. We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity and will be until we clear the document backlog.
This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.
We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon. We will be posting updates to Travel.State.Gov as more information becomes available.
Important Notice to Visa Applicants
The consular section of the United States Embassy in Bucharest processes applications for non-immigrant visas and approved petitions for immigrant visas, including diversity lottery visas.
The embassy strives to provide excellent customer service to its applicants. Please read our Customer Service Statement to Visa Applicants for more information.
For information about a temporary visit to the United States, click the Non-immigrant Visas link to the left.
For information about immigrating to the United States, click the Immigrant Visas link to the left.
The consular section is located at :
4-6,Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd;
District 1, Bucharest,
0317 800 260 (calls from Romania)
1-703-988-7105 (calls from the United States)
Immigrant Visas and American Citizen Services:
Telephone: (40 21)270 6000
Fax: (40 21)200-3381
For Visa Interview Appointments and Visa Information call 03 17 800 260 or visit www.ustraveldocs.com/ro
Check the location of the U.S. Embassy on Google Maps
Public Transportation Information. Bus lines from Bucharest to the Embassy:
- Drumul Matasii lines: 301, 148, 149, 449;
- Baneasa Shopping City lines : 131, 335, 605, 261;
- Weather Forecast Institute lines: 148, 149, 301, 304, 449, 476, 783;
- Aleea Privighetorilor lines: 148, 301;
- Baneasa Restaurant lines: 148, 301.
For any visa-related question not answered on the consular section’s website, applicants may refer to the A-Z Subject Index or send a message to the following email address: VisasBucharest@state.gov. In most cases, the message will be answered within 3 business days.
While every effort has been made to ensure the quality and accuracy of the visa information contained in this website, all content is subject to change without notice. The Embassy makes no warranty, express or implied concerning the information provided.
Every application for a visa is based on its own merits and there are many additional factors that may influence the processing of individual visa cases. Our website is only able to provide general information regarding visa types and application processes. Visa application instructions clearly state that there is no guarantee that you will be issued a visa for travel to the United States if you should choose to apply.
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