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Welcome to the Visa Section!

The Visa Section of the United States Embassy in Ouagadougou processes applications for both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to the U.S.  Citizens of Burkina Faso wishing to travel to the United States will need to have a valid visa.  The type of visa required will depend upon the reason for travel.  Click on the links below or on the left side of the page to learn more about the Visa Section.

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The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.  Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and nonimmigrant visas approved after June 8, 2015.  In addition, U.S. embassies and consulates are unable to process new applications submitted on or after June 9, 2015.  Individuals with visa interview appointments scheduled for June 22 and 23, 2015, should reschedule their appointments if they submitted a DS-160 online application after June 9, 2015.  Individuals who submitted their DS-160 online applications prior to June 9, 2015, should plan to attend their scheduled visa interview appointments.  Those with urgent travel should follow the instructions for expedited emergency appointment found on http://ouagadougou.usembassy.gov/expedapp.html.

Individuals who were informed that their visa application was approved will be contacted when their visa is printed and their passport is available for pick up.

Individuals who applied, but for whom we were unable to download the DS-160, will be contacted to reschedule an appointment once the technical problem has been resolved. 

We have endeavored to provide as much information as possible here on our website about the processes and applicable U.S. laws.  If you cannot find the information you seek directly on our site, you will also find links on the right hand side to other U.S. government sites that can provide additional information on visas, immigration, and travel to the United States of America.

You are also welcome to contact us by phone (+226-25-49-53-00) or email (ConsularOuaga@state.gov) with any questions you may have.

Message on Systems Issues from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.

Passport applications accepted overseas or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.  If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at which you originally applied.  Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available at the following: http://ouagadougou.usembassy.gov/passport.html.

 

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