Apply for a USA Visa

Overview

This guide generally applies to Malaysians who require a visa to go to the United States, and its application procedures.

 

How to Apply

Step 1
For Nonimmigrant Visa applicants:

Determine your visa type by reading Common Nonimmigrant Visas. Each visa type explains the qualifications and application items. Choose the visa type that applies to your situation.

Step 2
Once you have determined the correct visa type, you must pay the visa fee. The visa fee page lists the visa types and correlating visa fee in US dollars and native currency.

To pay your visa fee, read the Bank and Payment Options page, either via JomPay or over-the-counter at any AmBank branch. This page explains how to make your visa fee payment. You must keep your receipt number to book your visa appointment.

Step 3
The next step is to complete the DS-160 form. Be sure to read the Guidelines for Completing the DS-160 Form carefully. All information must be correct and accurate. Once the form is submitted, you cannot make any changes. If you need assistance, please consult an immigration lawyer or translator. The call center cannot help you complete your DS-160. You will need your DS-160 number to book your appointment.

Step 4
You are almost ready to schedule your visa appointment!

Now you will need to create a profile in the US Visa system. Follow this link and click on New User.

Complete all fields and create a password. Once you are in the system, you will see your dashboard. Click on Schedule Appointment on the left-hand side menu.

This will start the process for scheduling your appointment. You will need:

      • Your passport number
      • The MRV fee payment receipt number
      • The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page

As you go through the process you will be able to select your visa type, enter personal data, add dependents, select your document delivery location, confirm visa payment and finally, schedule your appointment.

Step 5
Visit the U.S. Embassy on the date and time of your visa interview. Be sure to check the Schedule My Appointment page for the necessary documentation needed for your appointment.

Step 6
If your visa is approved, the visa will be sent to your designated location selected when you scheduled your appointment.

 

Payment for your US visa fee

Since 3 May 2016, applicants for United States visa are required to pay the visa fees via electronic funds transfer, JOMPAY or at any AmBank branches.

 

 

Scheduling Your Interview

Electronic Funds Transfer (Online Banking) & JomPAY

You can schedule your interview by 12pm the next business day after paying your fee via Electronic Funds Transfer or JomPAY. You may pay your fee online from any bank.

EFT

Make only one payment per Virtual Account number as the payment is non-refundable. It is critical that you keep the Virtual Account number that you use to make your bank transfer. You must have this number as proof of payment in order to schedule your visa interview appointment. It is the applicant’s responsibility to save this number.

Please refer to the schedule below on the activation time of your receipt, once your receipt is activated, you can then return to your account to schedule your appointment(s) with the Virtual Account Number.

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact the call center, you will need the Virtual Account number to proceed with the appointment scheduling.

JomPAY

Make only one payment per Ref-1 number as the payment is non-refundable. It is critical that you keep the Ref-1 number that you use to make the payment. You must have this number as proof of payment in order to schedule your visa interview appointment. It is the applicant’s responsibility to save this number.

Please refer to the schedule below on the activation time of your receipt, once your receipt is activated, you can then return to your account to schedule your appointment(s) with the Ref-1 number.

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact the call center, you will need the Ref-1 number to proceed with the appointment scheduling.

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines – EFT & JomPAY
Time of Payment Bank Interview Booking
Before 4:30pm local time Any Bank 12pm the next business day
Cash at Bank (AmBank)

Please refer to the schedule below on the activation time of your receipt.

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact the call center, you will need your passport number and your fee payment date in order to schedule your visa interview.

The table below shows the different fee payment processing times and when you can schedule your interview after paying your application fee.

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines – Cash at Bank
Time of Payment Bank Interview Booking
Between 9am – 4.30pm on a banking day AmBank 5 hours after payment made
Weekend or after 4.30pm on a banking day AmBank anytime after 2pm on the next banking day

 

For more information, please visit http://ustraveldocs.com/my/my-niv-paymentinfo.asp