Please be advised there is a worldwide statutory annual limit on the number of Diversity Visas issued. And as of September 7, 2023, all available Diversity Visas for the 2023 DV Program had been issued.
The U.S. Embassy Niamey is currently providing all consular services. All appointments for nonimmigrant visa interviews (other than for diplomats and officials (A and G)) must be made through our NIV scheduling system. For Immigrant visa, visit the Immigrant visa process.
While U.S. Embassy Niamey aims to process visa cases as soon as practicable, there are increased wait times. We regret that we will not be able to interview all applicants before their desired travel dates. Due to the limited number of visa appointments we can offer, ALL applicants must be Nigerien citizens or residents of Niger if you are using the automated appointment system. If you are not a Nigerien citizen, you may contact us by email to be considered for an appointment.
We will keep adding more appointments as capacity allows. Applicants may book appointments even if their travel plans are not immediate to facilitate future business and tourist travel to the United States. We encourage applicants who need an earlier appointment to regularly check the appointment scheduling website.
Expedited appointment availability is extremely limited. The majority of requests cannot be accommodated. If your unforeseen travel need meets one of the criteria listed below, you may request an expedited appointment:
Please visit this page for more information on how to request an Expedited Appointment. The consular staff will evaluate your case and get back to you with an answer via email. The expedited request is only offered to Nigerien residents.
The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.
Visa applicants should not purchase airplane tickets or make other non-refundable reservations unless they are first issued a visa.
See our Directory of Visa Categories to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.
Select a visa category here to find the visa issuance fee and validity period for visas issued to applicants from Niger.
The U.S. Embassy is located in Niamey on Rue des Ambassades. The Embassy is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
Please click HERE to schedule your Nonimmigrant Visa appointment online. Appointments are scheduled via internet only. We do not accept appointments by direct calls to the Embassy or Consular Section.
Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. You can check the status of your visa application on ceac.state.gov.
If your visa has been denied, you may find useful information on Ineligibilities and Waivers here.
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:
Furthermore, if you are a:
At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:
Si vous avez besoin d’un aménagement raisonnable, nous vous encourageons à en faire la demande dès que vous prenez rendez-vous. Nous faisons de notre mieux pour répondre aux besoins des personnes handicapées ou dont l’état de santé nécessite un aménagement. Les aménagements raisonnables varient en fonction de la situation et des besoins de la personne.
Voici quelques exemples d’aménagements :
Si vous n’êtes pas en mesure de donner vos empreintes digitales en raison d’un problème médical, par exemple une anomalie congénitale, une malformation physique ou une affection cutanée, vous pouvez bénéficier d’une dispense de prise d’empreintes digitales pour les doigts concernés.
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