On July 26, 2014 the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff, due to the violence between Libyan militias. The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli remains closed and visa services are not available in Libya.

Applicants for nonimmigrant visas may apply at any U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the region where they are physically present to attend the visa interview. Visa applications require that the applicant pay the visa application fee and book an appointment in advance according to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website where the applicant plans to appear for the visa application. Please see for more information.

Immigrant Visa applicants who are physically present in Libya and who have an approved immigrant visa petition may elect to have the petition forwarded to the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia for visa processing. Once the petition is received, Embassy Tunis will contact the applicant or petitioner to schedule the immigrant visa interview.