U.S. Visa Locations

Looking to get a US Visa at the a Consulate or Embassy around the world?

Below you will find reviews from others who have, including turnaround times, and appointment wait times. Click on the location you’re interested in.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment below or email immigration@americajosh.com – I love getting your questions!

If you’ve recently gone through a visa process (good or bad), I’d love to hear about it so I can help people in the future!

Athens, Greece

5.00

2.5 days

3 days

2 reviews

5

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
Nicole
about 2 years ago

5

E-3 New
3 Days
Recommends
Has the same booking system as London- very easy and quick.
DC
about 5 months ago

Berlin, Germany

5.00

3.5 days

5 days

2 reviews

5

E-3 Renewal
5 Days
Recommends
Did Berlin last year (September) and it was totally fine. one week turnround
Jessica
about 1 year ago

5

E-3 Renewal
2 Days
Recommends
Great quiet suburban location near S-Bahn station
B
about 1 year ago

Bern, Switzerland

5.00

4 days

10 days

1 review

5

E-3 New
4 Days
Recommends
Sabina
about 10 months ago

Bridgetown, Barbados

4.83

2.83 days

9 days

12 reviews

5

E-3 New
3 Days
Recommends
Got an E3 in Barbados in August also no issues, very straightforward 3 day turn around
Sarah
about 4 months ago

5

E-3 New
1 Day
Recommends
I had my first E3 interview in Barbados mid feb and got my passport back the next day.
Paul
about 9 months ago

5

E-3 Renewal
1 Day
Recommends
Just did my renewal last week in Barbados. Took 3 minutes at the counter, got asked 4 questions. Visa was ready the next day.
Greg
about 3 months ago

5

E-3 Renewal
4 Days
Recommends
E3 renewal in Barbados 6 weeks ago. No problems at all, easy interview and passport was ready in 3 or 4 days.
Cat
about 5 months ago

1

E-3 New
7+ Days
Doesn't recommend
My visa was denied for an outrageous reason, along with other Aussies. I resubmitted the same paperwork in Perth less than two weeks later and it was approved. Do not recommend
Ed
about 2 years ago

5

E-3 Renewal
3 Days
Recommends
Justine
about 6 months ago

5

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
about 5 months ago

5

E-3 Renewal
3 Days
Recommends
This was my third renewal, I got it done in May this year (I forgot the actual date at this point) but it was quick and easy. Allow 3 business days eg if you do it on a Wednesday be prepared for a Monday return. Sometimes it will only take 2 but don’t count on it
Jen
about 6 months ago

5

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
Easiest experience of my life. Received LCA back on the Thursday, booked the appointment for the following Wednesday (there was also a availability on the Tuesday) received an email indicating passport was ready to be collected on the Friday. In the interview I was asked what I did it Australia and what will I be doing in New York. Was not asked for any of my supporting documentation. Highly recommend.
Luisa
about 3 months ago

5

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
Fast turnaround - Monday appointment with passport pickup on Wednesday at 12 noon. Embassy notification email was sent regarding release of passport and the passport was already waiting for collection at the DHL courier office. There was no lag time between embassy notification email and shipment time to courier office. Hence notification email from Embassy seems to indicate passport is ready for pickup (in my experience).
Ed
about 2 months ago

5

E-3 New
3 Days
Recommends
Booked on a Wednesday for the following Monday (could’ve got an even sooner interview on the Friday had I wanted to). Only things required at interview were passport, LCA, passport photo and DS160 confirmation page. Was asked three questions. What did I study, where was I working and how did I find out about the job. Told on the spot that the visa had been approved and would be ready in 3-5 days. Received email first thing Thursday saying it was ready to be picked up at DHL.
Ben
about 2 months ago

5

E-3 Renewal
3 Days
Recommends
Arrive as early as possible. I had a 10am appointment but arrived at 7:50. Was finished by 9:30am. Very minimal questions from the interviewer.
Rachael
about 2 days ago

Cape Town, South Africa

5.00

4 days

16 days

1 review

5

E-3 Renewal
4 Days
Recommends
Chris
about 6 months ago

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

4.00

7+ days

2 days

1 review

4

B-1/2 New
7+ Days
Recommends
Aarthi
about 3 years ago

Dublin, Ireland

5.00

4 days

4 days

1 review

5

E-3 Renewal
4 Days
Recommends
about 1 year ago

Hong Kong

4.00

2 days

4 days

1 review

4

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
I had rights to work in Hong Kong, potentially making the process easier for me. E-3 not a common visa they process.
about 1 year ago

Lima, Peru

3.00

3 days

7 days

1 review

3

E-3 Renewal
3 Days
Recommends
It was a 3 day turn around time to pick up in Lima, but I got it sent to Cusco (so it was 7 days). Please note you will need to have a second passport to travel around the country. They messed up my company name (they used the founders name rather than the company name, but I have not had any issues with immigration to date)
Jenna
about 2 years ago

London, UK

4.81

4.29 days

2 days

14 reviews

5

E-3 Renewal
5 Days
Recommends
Perfectly easy and no hassles in London No questions really friendly polite guy
Lesley
about 11 months ago

5

H-1B New
2 Days
Recommends
I was not expecting such a quick turnaround time! I had stressed to the officer that I had a flight out in a few days and needed my passport back by then - I'm not sure if that sped up the process, or if 2 days is the normal processing time.
Nicole
about 4 months ago

5

E-3 New
4 Days
Recommends
Super quick and easy, be sure to check the system for any cancellations to get a sooner appointment.
DC
about 9 months ago

5

E-3 New
3 Days
Recommends
August is a quiet month in Europe, so there were no lines and I was admitted to the Embassy 45 minutes prior to my 12:30pm appointment time. They asked me two questions (what is the job? What is your degree?) before my visa was approved on the spot. I had my passport in hand with the visa inside three days later.
Aimee
about 3 months ago

4

E-3 New
7+ Days
Recommends
it was a good 2 + weeks until I got my passport back.
Jana
about 1 year ago

4

E-3 New
5 Days
Recommends
Daisy
about 1 year ago

5

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
Process was super quick and streamlined. Overall I was probably at the embassy for just over an hour. My interview took less than a minute. They only asked me what the new job was, which company it was for, what my salary was and if I had a degree. Approved on the spot and passport back in 2 days!
Alex
about 4 months ago

5

E-3 New
5 Days
Recommends
Interview lasted about 3mins. Standard questions around where I will be working & what I will be doing. Told me on the spot that I was approved. Gordon Ramsay was there too doing his visa & I think mine was approved before his.
Brand
about 5 months ago

5

E-3 New
3 Days
Recommends
The interview itself went for five minutes. I was asked two formal questions, and the rest of the time was spent talking about New York weather, vacation days, and recommendations for London. Very easy process.
Tom
about 2 months ago

4

E-3 New
7+ Days
Recommends
I arrived Monday. My appointment was on Tuesday at 1pm. I arrived at 12.15pm for security check. Left at 1.30pm. Approx 1 hour all up.
Emily
about 1 month ago

5

E-3 New
3 Days
Recommends
Really easy. I was only asked the LCA and to explain what job I will be doing in the US and I was approved on the spot.
Michaela
about 1 month ago

5

E-3 New
6 Days
Recommends
New consulate is much bigger, thus busier than old consulate in Mayfair. Turnaround time was 6 days compared to 3 last time. Very helpful and pleasant staff. Just make sure you have all your paperwork, photos and supporting docs.
AS
about 1 month ago

5

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
Had my appointment on Monday and passport was ready for pick up by Wednesday. Super quick, super easy. I came prepared with all my documents but they only wanted to see my DS-160, LCA and passport. Interview took less than a minute and I was at the embassy for just 45 minutes.
Charmaine
about 17 days ago

5

E-3 New
6 Days
Recommends
Maddy
about 1 month ago

Madrid, Spain

5.00

3 days

13 days

1 review

5

E-3 Renewal
3 Days
Recommends
When choosing a pick up spot, the post office (correos) inside El Corte Ingles mall on Callao is very central and there’s a bar with great views on the roof!
Alex
about 3 months ago

Melbourne VIC, Australia

4.46

4.75 days

22 days

4 reviews

5

E-3 Renewal
3 Days
Recommends
Very quick. If you get one of the earliest appointments of the day and arrive with plenty of time to line up in the security queue you can be in and out in less than an hour (once security opens)
Edwina
about 2 years ago

4

E-3 New
7+ Days
Recommends
SLower turn-around times compared to other locations, but they are very familiar with the E-3, so the interviews are usually quick and straightforward.
Edward
about 1 year ago

4

E-3 New
6 Days
Recommends
about 8 months ago

5

E-3 New
3 Days
Recommends
Amy
about 4 months ago

Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

5.00

4 days

9 days

1 review

5

E-3 Renewal
4 Days
Recommends
No
Mick
about 10 days ago

Montreal, QC, Canada

4.60

5 days

44 days

2 reviews

4

E-3 New
5 Days
Recommends
Had an early morning appointment and everything went smoothly. Minus one star because the visa did take a full 5 business days from appointment to be returned.
Jackie
about 2 years ago

5

E-3 New
5 Days
Recommends
The process was relatively easy, I went in on a Tuesday morning and has my passport back Monday morning.
Jannah
about 1 year ago

Nassau, The Bahamas

5.00

3.5 days

1 day

2 reviews

5

E-3 Renewal
4 Days
Recommends
Agree, did my last E3 in Bahamas. 10min interview, 3 days on the beach, collect on the 4th day. No problem at all.
Matthew
about 11 months ago

5

E-3 Renewal
3 Days
Recommends
I renewed in the Bahamas in March, no issues.
Mark
about 9 months ago

Paris, France

5.00

2 days

10 days

3 reviews

5

E-3 Renewal
1 Day
Recommends
3rd visa renewal /location and by far the best. The entire process was a breeze.
Kate
about 6 months ago

5

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
Appointment took a total of 50 minutes from walking in to walking out, 46 minutes were spent in a line. Only questions asked were what job am I going to be doing and what company is it? Then a few jokes and I went on my way. Text 2 days later to pick up passport from depot.
Brooke
about 2 months ago

5

E-3 New
3 Days
Recommends
Very easy process. Interview was 5min if that and only my LCA was looked at with general chit chat about USA filling the time. Visa was issued day after interview and then pick up was day after that.
Hayley
about 1 month ago

Perth WA, Australia

4.43

3 days

1 day

4 reviews

4

E-3 Renewal
1 Day
Recommends
E3 Renewal - Perth - in Monday 8:30am, returned Tuesday noon. Did give us a bit of a grilling on our questions but the turn around has to be one of the fastest I’ve ever heard of (literally less than a day)
Michael
about 5 months ago

5

E-3 New
3 Days
Recommends
Great. Quick and easy. Passport posted back to Sydney quickly. Approved on the spot after two basic questions. Was denied with the same paperwork in Barbados one week earlier
Ed
about 2 years ago

5

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
All round I’m so happy I went to Perth! However, I had free flights I needed to use and a hotel voucher…so keep in mind it can be super expensive if you’re from out of state. If you have enough time to go to Melbourne, they were great with my B1/B2.
Georgia
about 3 months ago

4

E-3 New
6 Days
Recommends
Be sure to check your passport photo - even if it's approved by the online checker, they may ask for a new one (mine was 1+ years old and they wanted another). Also if you need a quick turnaround you should opt to pick up the passport. I didn't even wait for the email to say it's ready, I just called the location (Pack & Send on St Georges Tce) and asked if my passport was there. Turns out it was!
Catherine
about 1 month ago

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4.00

5 days

1 day

1 review

4

E-3 Renewal
5 Days
Recommends
They're not too familiar with the process, so expect a few additional questions.
Tara
about 4 months ago

Seoul, South Korea

5.00

4 days

8 days

1 review

5

E-3 Renewal
4 Days
Recommends
Confirmed ahead with my lawyer on E-3 renewal at the Seoul Embassy
Susan
about 4 months ago

Sydney NSW, Australia

4.77

3 days

3 days

10 reviews

5

B-1/2 New
5 Days
Recommends
I got granted a B1/2 visa in Sydney in Feb no issues at all very straightforward
Sarah
about 10 months ago

5

E-3 New
4 Days
Recommends
I did my E3 in Sydney one and a half years ago and it was about an hour process. 59 mins to get in the door through the line and security. 1 min in the interview.
Matthew
about 2 years ago

5

E-3 New
5 Days
Recommends
It was a really easy turnaround
Josh
about 2 years ago

5

E-3 Renewal
2 Days
Recommends
Booked the first available appointment for the day - was in and out within 20 minutes.
Lucy
about 4 months ago

5

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
Interview took 2 minutes. They asked only a few questions, including what my degree was, what the name of the company was, where I would be working/living and how many interviews I had. Took about 2 minutes.
Brendan
about 3 years ago

5

E-3 Renewal
4 Days
Recommends
Because it was a renewal, I went to a different window than last time (also got my first E3 in Sydney). I think they asked like 2 questions. Was over in less than 2 minutes.
Brendan
about 1 year ago

4

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
There’s about 5 different lines that you have to line up in. They say not to get there too early because you can’t join the first line before your appointment time, but I would, just to be safe. I can’t stress enough not to take ANY electronics with you!
Erin
about 3 months ago

4

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
They didn’t ask to see any supporting documentation, just job title, description, previous job and degree title.
Rosa
about 3 months ago

5

Renewal
2 Days
Recommends
Don’t try to do it in Bermuda
Ross
about 11 months ago

5

B-1/2 New
2 Days
Recommends
Just a few questions why I needed a B1/B2 visa instead of ESTA. Told them I'd been to one of their travel ban countries. They asked when, how long and why I visited. No issues. Passport shipped to BNE within a couple of days.
Julian
about 11 months ago

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

5.00

5 days

2 days

1 review

5

E-3 New
5 Days
Recommends
Please note that the embassy is moving to Jerusalem, so one might have a different experience.
Jenna
about 3 years ago

Toronto, ON, Canada

5.00

3 days

37 days

1 review

5

E-3 Renewal
3 Days
Recommends
Renewed for my 4th E3 back in March in Toronto. Quick and easy process but took 3 business days to pickup my passport.
Leigh
about 9 months ago

Vancouver, BC, Canada

5.00

2.5 days

9 days

2 reviews

5

E-3 New
3 Days
Recommends
E3 update (because I really appreciated being able to read everyone else’s) : had my first e3 interview in Vancouver on Monday morning. I shit you not, took less than a minute of ‘interviewing’. They didn’t care to see ANY of my masses of paperwork. 4 quick questions: What’s your company? What’s your job title? What did you study? How much money you making? -approved, bye - Got my passport back in 3 days.
Raani
about 3 months ago

5

E-3 New
2 Days
Recommends
This was my first E3, so I was nervous. I needn’t have been. This is the nicest consulate I’ve ever been to! Even the security guard was friendly. My interview was completely rubber stamped. Guy asked me to explain my role. The only paperwork he looked at was LCA. Vancouver is fun to visit and I highly recommend getting your visa there.
Kat
about 27 days ago

If you’re looking for more information about the types of visa available and other locations, visit my Immigration section and you can read everything from a step-by-step guide to the E3 visa through to introductions to the best immigration lawyers available.

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