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  • ATTENTION: 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. Applications for a U.S. visa made after June 8, 2015, are also affected by this delay. Nonimmigrant visa applicants who did not submit their DS-160 online application prior to June 9, 2015, should reschedule their interview appointments, Individuals with urgent travel due to a medical or family emergency in the United States should email the Consular Section at

General Information

Welcome to the visa pages of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

What is a Visa ?

A visa is a document that is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A visa entitles the holder to travel to the United States and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry.  An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder's eligibility for admission into the United States.

  • Nonimmigrant visas are required by anyone seeking temporary admission into the United States for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment. The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel. 
  • Immigrant visas are for applicants planning to permanently relocate to the United States.

Location: Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 5, Jakarta Pusat.  The Embassy is just south of the Indonesian National Monument in Central Jakarta.  There is no parking at or near the Embassy so please come by taxi.

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  • Attention: New Interview Scheduling Procedures

    07:00 Appointment= Group A
    Intake for Group A: 06:30-08:30

    If your appointment is for 07:00, you are in Group A. You must be at the Embassy between 06:30 and 08:30. Please do not arrive at the Embassy before 06:30. If you arrive at the Embassy after 08:30, you will not be interviewed and you will have to reschedule your appointment.
    09:00 Appointment= Group B
    Intake for Group B: 08:30-10:30
    If your appointment is for 09:00, you are in Group B. You must be at the Embassy between 08:30 and 10:30. Please do not arrive at the Embassy before 08:30. If you arrive at the Embassy after 10:30, you will not be interviewed and you will have to reschedule your appointment.

Visa Applicant Satisfaction Survey

  • Visa Applicant Satisfaction Survey We have a brief, three minute questionnaire about your visit to the Consular Section of the United States Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Your responses are completely confidential and will in no way be associated with your name or your application.  We are conducting this survey solely to improve your experience with our customer service.

Important Notice



Green Card Fraud Alert

  • Green Card Fraud Alert
    Green Card Fraud Alert
    Many people have received e-mails stating that they have won a Green Card.  These e-mails are not from the U.S. Government.  These emails are scams.  Do not send any money to anyone and do not reply to these e-mails, just delete them.

    The U.S. Government does not advise Diversity Visa lottery applicants of their success by mail or e-mail.  Since 2011 all applicants may check the status of their entry through the Entry Status Check at www.dvlottery.state.govEntry Status Check will be the ONLY means by which lottery applicants will be notified of their selection for DV-2012.  Additionally, Entry Status Check will describe how the successful applicant can proceed with the application visa application.  The correct procedures are explained in the DV Lottery 2012 Instructions "Selection of Applicants."