US Consulate Sydney NSW, Australia Reviews 2022

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Sydney NSW, Australia

3.89

3.56 days

23 days

9 reviews

2

 E-3 New
1 Day

- (about 3 months ago)

1

 E-3 Renewal
7+ Days
Appointment was not cancelled, but when I turned up they told me they weren’t taking any appointments due to construction (which was visible behind the security door). They would not reschedule my appointment to the next available time but instead ask me to do it myself which meant a 5+ month wait if done in Australia. I’ve only been to the Sydney consulate twice and both times were terrible experiences.
- Adam (about 7 months ago)

5

 E-3 New
2 Days
The hardest part of the process was actually getting the visa appointment - otherwise the process was super simple, including a 2 minute interview (so fast)! Also I had an email 24 hours later that I could pick up my passport - if it wasn't a weekend, you'd have it back 2 days after your appointment. Highly recommend
- Holly (about 4 months ago)

5

 E-3 New
3 Days
I had my appointment on Monday morning, by late Tuesday afternoon I received an email saying my passport was ready to collect. Collected it on the Wednesday morning. The interview itself went for less than five minutes. Very easy process overall.
- (about 3 months ago)

5

 E-3 New
1 Day

- Gary (about 3 months ago)

5

 J-1 New
4 Days

- (about 3 months ago)

4

 E-3 Renewal
7+ Days
1) Note that the Embassy had recently moved and the some paperwork (and google maps) still refers to the Martin Place location. The new location is in North Sydney. 2) Also, a third party sent me the notification that my Visa was ready for collection (after 10 days) although I had selected mail as my option. The email came from an individual using email address xx@vfsglobal.com asking me to pay the delivery fee at a link (the link was incorrect the first time). Definitely felt scammy, but the passport did eventually arrive (albeit 4 days later).
- Kate (about 3 months ago)

5

  New
4 Days

- Stephanie (about 2 months ago)

3

 E-3 Renewal
3 Days
No more prepaid Express Post Satchel. You will be emailed with instructions on where/how to pick up your passport when it's ready. They provide a delivery option for an additional cost. Do not bring large electronics as they may not fit in the lockers provided and you can't take them in with you. At the interview provide what they ask for, no more, no less. The interviewer will get testy if you start giving them your story.
- Alex (about 1 month ago)